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  1. Ohio State Experts: Tax Schools Offered Statewide November, December and January

    Oct 8, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Provisions of the Affordable Care Act will again be the big issue this year for taxpayers – but instead of the focus being heavy on individual taxpayers, more interest will be on employer reporting requirements, a tax expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University said.

  2. OSU Agriculture Safety and Health Professionals Offer Grain Handling Safety Tips

    Oct 8, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – With grain harvest well underway statewide thanks to favorable weather conditions throughout the region, growers are reminded that taking extra precautions when handling grain can lessen the potential for injury.

  3. Workshop Will Feature Ohio’s Largest Solar Farm, Other Ways to Go Renewable

    Oct 5, 2015

    CAREY, Ohio — A solar installer whose headquarters building has its own sun-powered system and the largest solar farm in Ohio, which spans an area equal to some 80 football fields, are two of the highlights of the 2015 Renewable Energy Workshop.

    The event, which is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Vaughn Industries, 1201 E. Findlay St. in Carey in northwest Ohio.

  4. Late Planting Start May Call for Adjusting Management Practices for Corn

    May 1, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Thanks to cooler, wet weather in April that has caused spring planting delays across the region, growers may need to adjust some of their management practices when they are able to get into their fields to speed up crop establishment, said an agronomist with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

  5. Jay Martin to Lead Field to Faucet and Global Water Initiative

    Apr 28, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – While some would say people are the problem behind Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms, Jay Martin will tell you they’re the solution.

    Martin was recently chosen to lead Field to Faucet, a water quality program launched by The Ohio State University to ensure safe drinking water while maintaining an economically productive agricultural sector.

  6. State Fair Renovations Prompt New Times, Locations for 2015 Non-livestock 4-H Competitions

    Apr 23, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For the first time in more than three decades, Ohio 4-H members going to the Ohio State Fair who would normally compete for blue ribbons in the Rhodes Center will find themselves going to a different location.

    The Ohio Expo Center and State Fair is making improvements at the fairgrounds, demolishing some buildings this year and building a new multipurpose conference center to open in 2016, said Allen Auck, program manager for 4-H events and activities.

  7. Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders, One 4-H Member at a Time

    Mar 9, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — One of the proudest moments of his tenure with Ohio 4-H was when Tom Archer opened a note from a 4-H alumna. He remembered her as a teen 4-H camp counselor who became president of both the 4-H Junior Leadership Club and the County Junior Fair Board in Shelby County, where Archer started his career.

  8. Small Farm Conference March 13-14 Offers Expansion Options for Farmers

    Feb 9, 2015

    WILMINGTON, Ohio – While the number of farms with less than 50 acres of land has declined slightly in recent years according to 2012 Agriculture Census data, small farm operators with specialized farms, particularly organic farms, have experienced substantial growth in recent years, the same data shows.

    That’s not surprising to Tony Nye, an Ohio State University Extension educator who coordinates OSU Extension’s Small Farm Program. Nye said he continues to see “a huge interest” in small farm production, particularly among farmers who are new to agriculture.

  9. Ohio Ice Wine Is Hot — Share It With Your Valentine

    Feb 9, 2015

    WOOSTER, Ohio — Born of Ohio’s cold winters, a boon from being below freezing, Buckeye State ice wine is hot with critics. It can make a sweet gift for your Valentine.

    “They don’t call it ‘nectar of the gods’ for nothing,” said Todd Steiner, who leads Ohio State University’s enology program, the science of wine-making, part of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. “Ice wine and chocolate-covered strawberries or crème brulee — who can resist?”

  10. Big Data, Water Quality Focus of Conservation Tillage Conference March 3-4

    Feb 5, 2015

    ADA, Ohio – As more farmers gain access to and use big data to increase yield production, questions remain about how to keep that data from potentially hurting their farm profits later.

    Finding ways to make sure data gleaned from precision agriculture -- which is a farming management concept that uses technology such as satellites and GPS tracking systems to help farmers increase yields -- doesn’t fall into the wrong hands is just one of the topics to be discussed during the Conservation Tillage Conference, March 3-4.