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    International Trade Plans May Lead to Recession

    Feb 20, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — If the Trump Administration follows through on international trade plans, the United States would see increased unemployment and a recession, according to an agricultural economist at The Ohio State University.

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    Upcoming Conferences to Help Small-Farm Owners

    Feb 16, 2017

    Two conferences designed for small-farm owners will be held in Wilmington and Massillon, Ohio in March. Ohio State University Extension’s Small Farm Program is hosting the Opening Doors to Success and Living Your Small Farm Dream conferences to help small-farm owners get the maximum potential out of their businesses.

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    Ohio Compost Operator Course Is March 28-29, Offers New Grants for Attending

    Feb 7, 2017

    WOOSTER, Ohio — Registration is open for this year’s Ohio Compost Operator Education Course, March 28-29 in Wooster. And for the first time, professional development grants — a total of four of them — are available to help pay for the cost of attending.

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    Feeding Your Feathered Friends? Study Finds Complex Relationships Among Bird Feeders, Predators and Nest Survival

    Feb 6, 2017

    Editor: A version of this press release ran in ScienceDaily on Dec. 7, 2016: go.osu.edu/BnyG.

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Backyard bird lovers may want to take note: Putting out feeders full of seed may also attract predators that eat eggs and nestlings. But the feeders may also help satiate predators so they’re less likely to target nests.

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    Workshops on Complying With 2015 Revised Worker Protection Standard

    Feb 6, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – New regulations and safeguards under the 2015 revised Worker Protection Standard took effect on Jan. 2, 2017, and owners of farms, forests, nurseries and greenhouses that use pesticides in agricultural plant production can learn how stay in compliance during a series of workshops offered by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

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    Ohio State Specialist Eyes Produce Safety from Greenhouse to Table

    Feb 1, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Even in the dead of winter, consumers can enjoy fresh tomatoes, peppers and other produce, often thanks to the bounty from greenhouses scattered across the continent.

    Sanja Ilic is trying to make sure those vegetables are the safest possible.

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    Woodland Opportunities - Bucyrus

    Jan 27, 2017

    A workshop on Feb. 6 in Bucyrus will show you how money can grow on your trees. And also under and around them.

    Called “Woodland Opportunities,” it’s from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Ohio State University Extension’s Crawford County office, 112 E. Mansfield St.

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    Ohio Intensive Soybean Management Workshop

    Jan 20, 2017

    Join OSU Extension on Tuesday,  January 31, 2017 as we present a hands-on, intensive soybean management workshop that may help Ohio growers become more profitable soybean producers.  This workshop deals with all management aspects of soybean production and will feature Dr. Laura Lindsey, Soybean/Wheat Extension Specialist; Dr. Kelley Tilmon, Field Crop Extension Entomologist;  Dr. Steve Culman, Soil Fertility Extension Specialist, and Dr. Anne Dorrance, Field Crop Extension Pathologist.

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    Hops Conference February 24-25

    Jan 17, 2017

    The hops industry is booming in Ohio, and organizers of The Ohio State University Hops Conference and Trade Show on Feb. 24-25 have brewed up a program that will keep the learning flowing for beginner and advanced growers alike.   “There was an estimated 200 acres of hops planted in Ohio on 80 farms in 2016, up from 10 acres on four farms in 2014,” said Brad Bergefurd, horticulture specialist with Ohio State University Extension and one of the conference organizers. The event is co-sponsored by the Ohio Hop Growers Guild.  
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    Ohio State Experts to Speak at Sustainable Agriculture Conference

    Jan 17, 2017

    Ten experts from The Ohio State University will be among the 100-plus presenters at this year’s annual conference of the 

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