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Sustainable Farming Conference Features 17 Ohio State Presenters, Feb. 14-16

Sustainable Farming Conference Features 17 Ohio State Presenters, Feb. 14-16

COLUMBUS, Ohio – From stink bug and weed management to recruiting farm labor and agricultural marketing trends, researchers and industry experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) will present the latest information on some of the key issues in organic and sustainable agriculture next month during Ohio’s largest sustainable food and farm conference.

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Chow Line: Drink up: Choose water first for thirst (1/17/14)

Chow Line: Drink up: Choose water first for thirst (1/17/14)

None of my kids drink a lot of water. Should I encourage them to drink more?

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Hops Production Workshop is Feb. 13

Hops Production Workshop is Feb. 13

WOOSTER, Ohio – Growers looking to supply hops to Ohio’s booming microbrewering industry need to first research which varieties of hops craft brewers want to avoid the costly mistake of investing in the wrong types, a horticulture expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.

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Ohio State Coyote Expert to Be Featured on PBS Show 'Nature' Jan. 22

Ohio State Coyote Expert to Be Featured on PBS Show 'Nature' Jan. 22

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Stan Gehrt, a noted authority on urban coyotes, will be one of the experts featured in next week’s episode of the PBS show “Nature.”

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Ohio State University Conference Offers Education and Support for Cover Crops, Conservation Tillage, March 4-5

Ohio State University Conference Offers Education and Support for Cover Crops, Conservation Tillage, March 4-5

ADA, Ohio – As more and more growers discover the benefits of cover crops to their overall soil health and use them on their farmland, Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) will offer a day-long workshop on the impact and benefits of cover crops during this year’s Conservation Tillage Conference March 4-5.

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Farm Bill Legislative Committee Considers Dairy Safety Net Alternative Offered by Ohio State University Economists in Potential Compromise

Farm Bill Legislative Committee Considers Dairy Safety Net Alternative Offered by Ohio State University Economists in Potential Compromise

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A dairy safety net alternative formulated recently by a pair of dairy economists with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is currently being discussed by lawmakers as a potential compromise to possibly end the dairy standoff that is one of the latest roadblocks in getting a new farm bill passed.

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Chow Line: Peanut butter a hearty choice (1/10/14)

Chow Line: Peanut butter a hearty choice (1/10/14)

Is peanut butter as good for you as peanuts are? And are peanuts as healthful as other nuts?

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Plan to Delist Gray Wolf Endangers Other Threatened Species, Researchers Find

Plan to Delist Gray Wolf Endangers Other Threatened Species, Researchers Find

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The federal government’s proposal to discontinue protection for the gray wolf across the U.S. could have the unintended consequence of endangering other species, researchers say.

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Ohio State Offers Webinar Jan. 9 to Help Farm Families Organize Farm and Family Affairs

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will present a webinar at 7 p.m. on Jan. 9 designed to help farmers and farm families learn how to prepare for the unexpected.

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Urban Agriculture Classes Designed to Increase Food Production Enterprises

Urban Agriculture Classes Designed to Increase Food Production Enterprises

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is looking to grow a new crop of urban farmers.

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Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Jan. 7

Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Jan. 7

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Jan. 7.

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Ohio Maple Days Set for Jan. 23-25 in Three Locations

Ohio Maple Days Set for Jan. 23-25 in Three Locations

WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new international grading system for maple syrup and the Food and Drug Administration’s new food safety requirements for maple syrup producers will be two of the featured topics at 2014’s Ohio Maple Days.

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Chow Line: Cranberries not just for Thanksgiving (12/20/13)

Chow Line: Cranberries not just for Thanksgiving (12/20/13)

I have been seeing more and more “healthy” recipes that call for cranberries or dried cranberries. Is this just a new fad, or are cranberries really good for you?

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Speakers to Look at LEED, New ‘Sustainable Sites Initiative’

Speakers to Look at LEED, New ‘Sustainable Sites Initiative’

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The LEED green building program and a similar new program for sustainable landscapes are the focus of the next monthly breakfast program of the Environmental Professionals Network.

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Online Commodity Challenge Allows Farmers to Learn Real-World Grain Marketing Without the Risk

Online Commodity Challenge Allows Farmers to Learn Real-World Grain Marketing Without the Risk

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Growers who want to experience grain marketing using real-world strategies without any of the real-world risks can take advantage of a series of online courses taught by experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Family Fundamentals: Ideas can help family enjoy true meaning of holidays (12/13)

Family Fundamentals: Ideas can help family enjoy true meaning of holidays (12/13)

This year, we’re trying to help our kids focus on the non-commercial, non-consumer aspects of Christmas, but we seem to be having trouble getting the message through to them. Any ideas?

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Farmers, Greenhouse Operators Invited to Natural Gas Workshop Jan. 14

Farmers, Greenhouse Operators Invited to Natural Gas Workshop Jan. 14

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With Ohio continuing to experience relatively low natural gas prices, more farmers, greenhouse operators and other agricultural producers are considering substituting natural gas for other fossil fuels.

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OARDC to Hold Greenhouse Management Workshop Jan. 16-17

OARDC to Hold Greenhouse Management Workshop Jan. 16-17

WOOSTER, Ohio -- More and more growers are using greenhouses and high tunnels, says the organizer of a workshop that will show how to boost the structures’ crop quality, profitability and sustainability, especially by managing water better.

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Chow Line: Safety tactics differ for different foods (12/13/12)

Chow Line: Safety tactics differ for different foods (12/13/12)

I recently saw something about the government increasing its efforts to combat Salmonella in poultry. But isn’t Salmonella also a potential problem in fresh produce? Why not include fruits and vegetables, too?

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Farmland Preservation Summit Set for Feb. 5

Farmland Preservation Summit Set for Feb. 5

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers, landowners, planners, local officials, land trust leaders, economic development professionals and anyone interested in preserving farmland in Ohio can take part in an annual farmland preservation summit Feb. 5 designed to gather local and national experts on the subject to promote methods to support this valuable natural resource, organizers said.

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