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  1. Ohio State Scientist First Woman to Receive International Agriculture Honor

    Feb 3, 2015

    WOOSTER, Ohio — Linda Saif, a scientist in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded the 2015Wolf Prize in Agriculture for her work on viral diseases of critical importance to farm animals, food safety and human health.

  2. Animal Welfare Specialist Expanding Reach in Ohio

    Jan 15, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension’s new animal welfare specialist already has a win: The student team she coached in an intercollegiate animal welfare competition last November took home the first-place trophy.

    Now, Monique Pairis-Garcia is working on expanding her reach throughout the state during 2015.

  3. OSU Extension Offers Beef Cattle School Jan. 27, Feb. 10 and 24

    Jan 15, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Beef cattle producers who want boost their profit potential and become more competitive in the cattle industry can learn how by attending the 2015 Ohio Beef Cattle School series Jan. 27, Feb. 10 and 24, taught by experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

  4. Precision Agriculture Webinar offered Jan. 20

    Jan 14, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The more data farmers and producers can access regarding their fields, the better they can make decisions regarding how to manage their farm operations, experts say.

    But boiling down information from field monitored data, satellite data and remote sensing data captured using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles can sometimes be challenging, said Greg LaBarge, an Ohio State University Extension field specialist and one of the leaders of Ohio State University’s Agronomic Crops Team.

  5. Statewide Farm to School Conference March 5 Offers Opportunities to Grow Successful Programs

    Jan 13, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Producers looking for ways to sell fresh, local foods to schools — and school districts looking to start or expand a Farm to School program — can come together during a statewide conference in March that’s designed to help expand opportunities between the groups.

  6. Getting Started in Hops Production Workshop is Feb. 4

    Jan 13, 2015

    WOOSTER, Ohio – With Ohio-grown hops in high demand from Ohio microbrewers, growers who want to learn how to get started in hops production can learn from the experts during a preconference workshop on Feb. 4 designed to offer tips on how to get in on the next big thing in Ohio agriculture.

  7. Ohio State Greenhouse Management Workshop Is Jan. 22-23

    Dec 16, 2014

    WOOSTER, Ohio — New, better ways to control pests will be the focus of Ohio State University’s 2015 Greenhouse Management Workshop in January. Registration is now open, with a discount rate until Jan. 9.

    The workshop, which is for greenhouse growers, operators and pesticide applicators, takes place Jan. 22-23 in the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., in Wooster.

  8. 12 Days of Experts: Farmers, Don’t Wait for New Year’s to Resolve Farm Bill Questions

    Dec 15, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Top New Year’s resolutions typically include pledges to lose weight, exercise more, get organized or quit smoking.

    But one New Year’s resolution farmers and farm land owners may want to include on their list is to make sure they understand all of the factors they should consider before making decisions about crop programs offered as part of the 2014 farm bill, according to a farm policy expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

  9. 12 Days of Experts: Livestock May Need Extra Feed in Colder Weather to Keep Warm

    Dec 10, 2014

    WOOSTER, Ohio – While the weather outside isn’t frightful – yet – livestock producers still need to be thinking now about how they’ll keep their animals warm when the temperatures drop, wind chills rise and it starts to snow, snow, snow.

    Colder winter weather means producers need to be aware of increased livestock energy requirements to ensure their animals are able to withstand harsh conditions outdoors, said Rory Lewandowski, an Ohio State University Extension agriculture and natural resources educator.

  10. Cover Crops Can Improve Soil Health, Water Quality and Yields

    Dec 9, 2014

    OTTAWA, Ohio – Farmers who add cover crops to their fields not only can help improve Ohio’s water quality, they can also cut input costs and improve their soil’s health.

    Growers who plant cover crops — including oilseed radish, cereal rye, Austrian winter pea and crimson clover — can also expect to reduce soil erosion and cut down on nutrient losses, according to Jim Hoorman, a soil expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.