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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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Agronomists Offer Webinars for Corn, Soybean and Wheat Growers Feb. 11 and 25

Agronomists Offer Webinars for Corn, Soybean and Wheat Growers Feb. 11 and 25

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Growers wanting to learn more about corn yield optimization, corn seed treatments and high-input soybean production can take advantage of a series of upcoming webinars taught by agronomists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Ohio Commercial Berry Production School March 4 to Offer Growers Options to Deal with Winter Injury in Small Fruit Plants

Ohio Commercial Berry Production School March 4 to Offer Growers Options to Deal with Winter Injury in Small Fruit Plants

PIKETON, Ohio – The polar vortex and subsequent arctic cold temperatures throughout the region this winter have left many small fruit growers seeing varying degrees of winter injury in their plants, according to a small fruit crops expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Chow Line: Chocolate, wine grab the headlines (1/31/14)

Chow Line: Chocolate, wine grab the headlines (1/31/14)

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I am wondering about the so-called health benefits of chocolate and wine. I hear a lot about that this time of year, but I’m skeptical. Is there any truth to the hype?

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Ohio State Team Promotes Nature-based 'ECO-farming'

Ohio State Team Promotes Nature-based 'ECO-farming'

PIKETON, Ohio – A team of scientists and educators from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences now spells farming with three extra letters.

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Family Fundamentals: Know how long you need to store tax records

Family Fundamentals: Know how long you need to store tax records

I’m starting to collect the documents I need to file taxes this year, and I noticed we still have tax records for the past decade in our files. How long do we need to keep them?

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Chow Line: Make food donations count (1/24/14)

Chow Line: Make food donations count (1/24/14)

I helped during a recent food drive, and I saw some of the donated items were past their expiration date. Is that OK? Are they safe?

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National Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference to Feature Local Farmer Who Has Benefited from Ohio State Research

National Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference to Feature Local Farmer Who Has Benefited from Ohio State Research

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio farmer who has worked with agronomists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences to further implement cover crop usage on his 1,150-acre farm will discuss his experiences during a conference next month that will be broadcast nationwide at locations including the Ohio State University Extension office in Wayne County.

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Advanced Planning Can Help Growers, Producers Be Better Prepared for Emergencies

Advanced Planning Can Help Growers, Producers Be Better Prepared for Emergencies

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Extensive winter storms, power outages, traumatic farm injuries, tornados and fires are just some of the kinds of conditions that can lead growers and producers to need assistance from emergency first responders, a safety expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.

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