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OSU Extension announces income tax school schedule
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Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water
The Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water initiative is an Ohio State University Extension Signature Program designed to improve water quality by helping growers efficiently use nitrogen and phosphorus to keep more of it on the field resulting in increased crop yields and farm profits and cleaner water.
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    Workshop for Natural Resource Pros Will Give Intro to QGIS

    Jul 20, 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.

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    Greener Than Grass? Speaker Will Talk About Lawn Alternatives

    Jul 20, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Susan Weber of Columbus-based Integrity Sustainable Planning and Design will headline the next breakfast of the Environmental Professionals Network on Aug. 9 at The Ohio State University.

    Weber, an expert on sustainable landscape design, will present “Transforming Our Yards: Doing More for Family and Community” as part of the 7:15 to 10:20 a.m. event in Ohio State’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center at 2201 Fred Taylor Drive in Columbus.

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    Aquaculture Water Quality Workshop Offers Tips to Boost Profitability of Fish Farming

    Jul 20, 2016

    PIKETON, Ohio – Healthy water leads to healthy fish and increases the potential for healthy profits for fish farmers.

    On the other hand, poor water quality can lead to stressed fish, increasing the chance for the animals’ illness and death, and resulting in income losses for farmers, says Matthew Smith, an Ohio State University Extension aquaculture specialist.