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  1. According to the Children’s Hunger Alliance, more than 630,000 children across Ohio are unsure where their next meal is coming from — enough children to fill Ohio Stadium six times. (photo: The Ohio State University)

    Hunger Amid Plenty: Lack of Food More Widespread Than Many Realize

    Dec 19, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Consumer spending for the holidays is up an estimated 10 percent this year. But amid plenty, hunger remains, particularly in Ohio.

    “One of the biggest misperceptions I’ve seen about hunger in Ohio is that people think it occurs only in very poor households,” said Pat Bebo, director of Community Nutrition programs for Ohio State University Extension.

  2. Got Concerns? Dairy Scholar Extols Nutritional Virtues of Milk

    Nov 18, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The erosion of milk’s reputation as a healthy food choice is the biggest issue facing the nation’s dairy industry, said the new dairy chair for The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

    “We could survive longer on milk without food, without water, without pizza, than you can survive on anything else,” said Rafael Jimenez-Flores, who joined the college as the J.T. “Stubby” Parker Endowed Chair in Dairy Foods earlier this year.

  3. EPN Hosting Program on Lead in Ohio's Water

    Nov 18, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The safety of Ohio’s drinking water will be in the spotlight during the December breakfast program by the Environmental Professionals Network.

    Mike Baker, chief of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, will present “Lead in Drinking Water: Ohio Leads the Way. What More Is Needed?” as part of the program, which goes from 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 2 at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

  4. Focus on Flavor

    Nov 18, 2016

    New Ohio State center aims to unearth secrets to make foods healthier

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — What if commercially made whole-wheat bread tasted just as good as its refined-wheat counterpart? What if you could enjoy the guilty pleasure of eating a bag of potato chips with a third less sodium but all the flavor?

    These are the types of questions being tackled by the Flavor Research and Education Center, newly arrived to The Ohio State University.

  5. 2016 Tax School Available November and December in Multiple Locations Throughout Ohio

    Oct 14, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – How to deal with tax liabilities in the event of the death of a taxpayer and how to report financial distress are among the topics to be discussed during the upcoming Tax School workshop series offered throughout November and December by tax experts with the IRS and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

  6. Workshop Offers Insight into Aquaculture

    Oct 14, 2016

    PIKETON, Ohio – Ohio needs more fish farmers, and researchers at the Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development are working to meet that need.

    The center will offer a daylong introductory workshop on aquaculture and aquaponics Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The workshop, which will be held at The Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road in Piketon, is designed to offer participants insight into what aquaculture is and how to get started in it, said Matthew Smith, an Ohio State University Extension aquaculture specialist.

  7. Conference to Help Ohio's Cities Manage Urban Wildlife

    Oct 14, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Nov. 15 event at The Ohio State University aims to help Ohio’s cities, towns and suburbs limit conflicts between people and wildlife, from deer to geese to coyotes.

    Organizers say the 2016 annual conference of the Ohio Community Wildlife Cooperative is for local government officials, community leaders, town planners and others. Its theme is “Living with Wildlife and Resolving Conflicts in Ohio.”

  8. Ohio State Rural Cooperative Development Center Awarded USDA Grant to Aid in Business Development

    Oct 14, 2016

    PIKETON, Ohio – Rural business development in Ohio and West Virginia is getting a boost thanks to a $200,000 grant presented to the Ohio Cooperative Development Center, housed at The Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon.

    The funding is one of 29 grants awarded Oct. 3 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through its Rural Cooperative Development Grant program. The federal agency awards a total of $5.8 million to help rural cooperatives create jobs and support business expansion, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a written statement.

  9. Students Invited to Compete in SmartAg 4.0

    Sep 12, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Students have the chance to conceive the next Uber app, this one in the food world at The Ohio State University Sept. 16-17.

    SmartAg 4.0, open to all Ohio college students, aims to attract entrepreneurial-minded students interested in using technology to create the next generation of food system solutions. Attendees will conceive, create and develop app‐based startup business models with the support of business strategists, subject matter experts, thought leaders and idea people. 

  10. Chow Line: What will happen when fiber is no longer fiber

    Sep 12, 2016

    I understand that the recommendation for fiber intake is going up. When will we see that reflected on Nutrition Facts labels?