New Ohio Program to Help Expand Food Producers' Businesses. First Training Session March 9
March 5, 2010 REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – A national program connecting food producers to local restaurants, grocery stores and wholesale buyers is being launched in Ohio. The first training workshop takes place March 9. Retail Ready is supported by the Ohio Dir ...
More Ohio Producers Exploring Grass-Fed Beef Production
March 8, 2010 MT. GILEAD, Ohio – Ohio livestock producers are exploring grass-fed beef production to meet market demands for what many consider to be a healthful and ecologically sustainable product. However, the production side of the system can be daunt ...
Symposium in April to Explore Carbon Sequestration in Urban Green Spaces
March 8, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Americans covet urban green spaces. We manicure golf courses, tend lawns, work the soil for home gardens, create landscaping masterpieces, and turn parks into playgrounds. Yet little is known of the carbon footprint impacts ...
Stewart's Wilt Risk Low for Ohio's Corn
March 15, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio-- The risk of Stewart's bacterial wilt and leaf blight is predicted to be low throughout much of Ohio's corn crop this year. The disease is caused by a bacterium carried and spread by adult flea beetles. Based on the ...
Use Equipment/Technology to Manage Risk
March 19, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – For farmers looking to manage weather-related economic risks, equipment and technology are their best friends. Randall Reeder, an Ohio State University Extension agricultural engineer, said that weather is a major factor in ...
Symposium to Focus on Reponsible Urban Land-Use Management
March 25, 2010 Editor's note: Media are invited to attend the event. To RSVP, contact Candace Pollock at 614-292-3799 or e-mail email@example.com by April 9. COLUMBUS, Ohio – As global populations increase, urban centers are becoming the areas ...
Ten Approaches to Achieve High Corn Yields and Improve Profits
March 30, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – With record corn yields in Ohio last year and some fields averaging upwards of 240 bushels per acre, growers will be looking to squeeze every bushel out of their fields this growing season. "Growers have tasted the hig ...
National Speakers Headline Carbon Sequestration Symposium April 14
April 1, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Industry stakeholders and scholars from across the nation will discuss current and emerging issues of urbanization and how to better manage environmental, ecological, social, economic and land-use inputs during a carbon sequ ...
Ohio Wheat Greening Up and It Looks Promising
April 2, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – Wheat is beginning to "green up" across Ohio, and the crop – despite a late planting in some areas – looks promising. Pierce Paul, an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist and wheat specialist, said that ...
Want to Grow Your Own Backyard Fruits? It's Not Hard to Get Started
April 6, 2010 DELAWARE, Ohio – With the downturn in the economy and the move toward healthier, locally produced foods, more Ohio homeowners are interested in growing their own backyard fruits. They'll be happy to learn that it isn't hard to get ...