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  1. Chow Line: The scoop on fresh, homegrown tomatoes

    Sep 6, 2016

    We are enjoying fresh vegetables from our garden, especially the tomatoes. But we have a disagreement about whether or not they are actually healthier than store-bought fresh or even canned tomatoes. We each think we’ve read information that contradicts the other. Who’s right?

    You’re both right, depending on a few factors.

    There are few things better than biting into a fully ripe, meaty, juicy tomato fresh-picked from the garden. And as long as it doesn’t sit around on the kitchen counter very long, you will get the peak amount of nutrition that the tomato has to offer.

  2. Free Pumpkin Night Sept. 15 Focuses on Jack-O-Lanterns, Pie and Specialty Pumpkins Among Others

    Sep 6, 2016

    PIKETON, Ohio — Just in time for the upcoming fall harvest, pumpkin growers can learn more about 70 varieties of jack-o-lantern, colored pumpkins, pie pumpkins and specialty pumpkin cultivars during a Sept. 15 field night offered by horticultural experts with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

  3. News: Ohio State ATI Launches New Greenhouse Program

    Sep 6, 2016

    WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute recently approved a new greenhouse engineering technology specialization in its greenhouse and nursery management major. The program is unique in its engineering approach to traditional horticulture technology education and is the only two-year program in the U.S. for greenhouse engineering technology.

  4. News: Chow Line: Test dairy, nutrition IQ with MyPlate Quizzes

    Aug 23, 2016

    My son, who is 11, says that since butter is made from milk, it should be counted as a dairy food. I know that it’s not dairy, but can you help me explain why?

    The most important nutrient we get from dairy foods is calcium. Some foods made from milk, such as cheese and yogurt, retain their calcium content, and those foods are counted along with milk as part of the dairy group.

  5. News: 25 and Counting: South Centers Marks Anniversary with Sept. 15 Open House

    Aug 22, 2016

    Visitors to the OSU South Centers' 25th anniversary open house Sept. 15 will be able to get an up-close look at the center's activities, including the aquaculture program's ponds. (photo: CFAES)
    PIKETON, Ohio — For the last quarter-century, a small southern Ohio village has hosted a center with university scientists conducting world-class agricultural research, and area entrepreneurs have thrived thanks to guidance from the center’s expert marketing and development specialists.

  6. News: $5 Million Gift Gives Ohio State Extension New Facility at Waterman Site

    Aug 22, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio-- A $5 million gift will extend the outreach arm of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

    The gift creates the Franklin County Extension Building Capital Fund, which will be used for construction and maintenance of new Franklin County Extension offices and learning spaces on Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory. Waterman consists of 261 acres of farmland located northwest of West Lane Avenue and Kenny Road.

  7. Field Nights Continue Work to Increase Growth of Ohio Hops

    Aug 1, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two workshops offered in August offer both new and established hops growers insight into how to produce the increasingly popular crop.

    The Ohio Hops Field Night is Aug. 16 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Ohio State University South Centers Research Building Auditorium, 1864 Shyville Road, in Piketon.

    The Northwest Ohio Hops Field Night is Aug. 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike, in Bowling Green.

  8. Aug. 18 Pumpkin Field Day Tackles Disease, New Varieties, Use of Drone Technology

    Aug. 18 Pumpkin Field Day Tackles Disease, New Varieties, Use of Drone Technology

    Jul 29, 2016

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio — This year’s Aug. 18 Pumpkin Field Day will offer growers valuable research updates regarding disease, insect and weed control as well as state-of-the-art demonstrations on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, for more efficient pest detection.

  9. Workshop for Natural Resource Pros Will Give Intro to QGIS

    Workshop for Natural Resource Pros Will Give Intro to QGIS

    Jul 29, 2016

    MANSFIELD, Ohio — Learn the ABCs of using QGIS— in this case, to map tree cover, land use, water quality and similar data — in an Aug. 17 workshop in Mansfield.

    QGIS is a free and open-source geographic information system, or GIS. It works on operating systems including Mac OS X, Linux, Unix and Microsoft Windows.

    The workshop is for anyone who studies or works with natural resources, including forests, farmland, watersheds and wildlife, said Kathy Smith, coordinator of the event’s sponsor, the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program.

  10. An April 12 event will celebrate growing green efforts in Columbus. Hosting the event will be the Environmental Professionals Network, which is based at The Ohio State University. (Photo: Sasiistock, iStock.)

    Columbus Mayor, GreenSpot Awards to Headline EPN Event

    Apr 5, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther will present the city’s 2016 GreenSpotLight Awards at an April 12 event hosted by theEnvironmental Professionals Network.

    The awards honor achievements in Columbus’sGreenSpot sustainability program. Among those recognized will be three businesses, the graduates of the Corporate Sustainability Initiative and the winners of the Columbus Energy Challenge.