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Chow Line: Dairy an easy way to get calcium (3/21/14)

Chow Line: Dairy an easy way to get calcium (3/21/14)

I know a few people who insist that dairy foods are bad for you. Is there any truth to that?

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Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of March

Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of March

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of March 21.

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Chow Line: Data on obesity rates questioned (3/7/14)

Chow Line: Data on obesity rates questioned (3/7/14)

I’ve read the news that the obesity rate among preschoolers has dropped, but that some are skeptical. What’s the issue?

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A Path to Energy Freedom? March 25 Talk on Local Solar Co-ops

A Path to Energy Freedom? March 25 Talk on Local Solar Co-ops

WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute hosts a talk on “Energy Freedom through Local Solar Co-ops” by Greg Pace, a member of the Clintonville (Ohio) Solar Energy Co-op and a certified photovoltaic installer, on March 25 in Wooster.

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Chow Line: Some carb choices better than others (2/28/14)

Chow Line: Some carb choices better than others (2/28/14)

I recently had a physical, and the results of my blood sugar test were a little high. Since then, I started examining carbohydrate amounts on Nutrition Facts labels, and am surprised at how many carbs are in one of my favorite foods, black beans. Can I fit black beans into a lower-carb diet?

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How One Ohio County Responded to Shale Development

How One Ohio County Responded to Shale Development

Other communities can learn from Jefferson County’s experience, researcher says

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Leaves in Absence? How to ID Trees in Winter

Leaves in Absence? How to ID Trees in Winter

CHARDON, Ohio -- The trees in Chardon’s Big Creek Park will still be bare at the end of March. And that’s good.

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Family Fundamentals: Examine decision to live together beforehand (2/2014)

Family Fundamentals: Examine decision to live together beforehand (2/2014)

Does living together before marriage help or hurt a relationship?

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Chow Line: Experts remain on sidelines over chia (2/21/14)

Chow Line: Experts remain on sidelines over chia (2/21/14)

Some of my friends are huge fans of chia seeds. Do they really offer so many health benefits, or is it just hype?

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Ohio State Offers Public Online Environmental Science Course

Ohio State Offers Public Online Environmental Science Course

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A big world calls for a really big class. Nearly 300,000 students -- enough to fill Ohio Stadium three times over -- have accessed a massive open online course, or MOOC, on environmental science offered by CFAES.

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Awareness Can Help Prevent Grain Bin Engulfments, Increase Grain Bin Safety

Awareness Can Help Prevent Grain Bin Engulfments, Increase Grain Bin Safety

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With many grain bins statewide full of stored grain this time of year, safety experts with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are reminding farmers to be aware of safety precautions to prevent grain engulfments and to have an overall awareness and understanding of grain bin safety.

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Green Fair Returns: Wooster Event Is on Earth Day

Green Fair Returns: Wooster Event Is on Earth Day

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Wooster’s Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair returns after a one-year hiatus on Tuesday, April 22 -- Earth Day.

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How to Make Green from Your Woods, Keep Them Green in the Future

How to Make Green from Your Woods, Keep Them Green in the Future

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Most woodland owners will sell timber from their land only once, maybe twice, in their lives, said Kathy Smith, forestry specialist with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. So they should learn all they can before they decide to do it.

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Chow Line: Wax off, wax on? Waxed produce OK (2/14/14)

Chow Line: Wax off, wax on? Waxed produce OK (2/14/14)

Why is there a waxy substance on some of the fruits and vegetables I buy at the grocery store? Is it safe?

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Ohio State Survey to Explore Ohio Farm Custom Work Rate

Ohio State Survey to Explore Ohio Farm Custom Work Rate

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Agricultural economists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences want to know how much Ohio growers engage farm workers and machinery operators as part of the college’s Ohio Farm Custom Rate Survey.

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What Can You Do With Your Woods? Get Answers Feb. 11

What Can You Do With Your Woods? Get Answers Feb. 11

BUCYRUS, Ohio -- They’re talking trees and turkeys Tuesday, and there’s still time to sign up to be there.

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Chow Line: Debate continues over ‘disease’ label (2/7/14)

Chow Line: Debate continues over ‘disease’ label (2/7/14)

I’m not sure what to make of the fact that so many people are now calling obesity a “disease.” What’s the point? Isn’t it a cop-out?

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Strawberry Season Extension, Berry Marketing Workshop Offered March 19

Strawberry Season Extension, Berry Marketing Workshop Offered March 19

WAUSEON, Ohio – The growing popularity and demand for locally grown foods offers growers who are looking for ways to generate additional income a viable alternative using land they already have, according to an educator with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Monthly Webinars to Help Growers and Producers Enhance Marketing, Improve and Expand Sales

CANFIELD, Ohio – Growers and producers – have you ever wondered how to go about marketing your hops to Ohio’s microbreweries? Or how about getting your meats into area grocery stores or restaurants? Have you ever wondered how to make sure your food business or operation has a strong, income-building presence in the mobile media arena?

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