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    Saturday: Learn 15 Ways to Improve Your Woods and Wildlife

    Mar 20, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — If trees, deer, birds, butterflies, mushrooms and more are your things, check out this year’s Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop. It’s on March 25 in Burlington, Kentucky, just south of Cincinnati.

    The public event, which brings in experts from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, offers 15 how-to sessions on forests and the life that lives there.

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    Agritourism Conference Focuses on Adherence to Ohio Law

    Mar 20, 2017

    WALDO, Ohio – Whether it’s a corn maze, a zip line, a hayride or a pick-your-own operation, Ohio farm operators who offer agritourism attractions must be properly insured and have warning signs posted at each activity notifying visitors that the operator is not liable for any injuries related to those inherent risks.

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    Media Advisory: Ohio State Experts Available to Speak about Weather Pattern Impacts

    Mar 17, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The weather in Ohio has been especially unpredictable this year. Record-setting highs were often followed by bone-chilling lows. Not only did it make daily clothes selection a challenge, but the unusual weather patterns may also impact everything from grapes, tree fruits and berries to landscape plants, flowers and pests.

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    USDA Publishes 2017 Sunset Review Notice

    Mar 16, 2017

    USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is announcing the renewal of 187 substances on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) to conclude the 2017 Sunset Review. The new sunset date for these substances is March 15, 2022. These substances are used in organic crop and livestock production and organic handling/processing. The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), a Federal Advisory Committee, has reviewed these substances and supports their continued inclusion on the National List.

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    REI's Sustainability Chief to Speak at Ohio State

    Mar 16, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Combine your work and passions and you can climb mountains. Including real ones.

    That’s the message of a presentation being given by Vik Sahney, vice president for sustainability for Seattle-based REI, on April 12 at The Ohio State University.

    Sahney, who at age 38 has climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents, including Mt. Everest, will present “From Summits to Sustainability: Reaching for High Places, Personally and Professionally” at 7 p.m. in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom in the university’s Ohio Union in Columbus.

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    Growers, Producers: Learn How to Effectively Market Your Business

    Mar 14, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio farmers and food producers can learn how to target and communicate with consumers to help increase the visibility and economic potential of their businesses at a workshop offered at three Ohio locations in March and April.

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    'Kidney Punch' Compound Could Stop Mosquitoes — Along with Their Resistance

    Mar 13, 2017

    WOOSTER, Ohio — You may someday hear less of that buzzing sound.

    A team led by scientists from The Ohio State University and Vanderbilt University has taken the next step toward developing an improved, sustainable mosquito insecticide — one that won’t cause the biting, sometimes-disease-carrying pests to become resistant to it.

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    East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference Is March 24

    Mar 7, 2017

    MASSILLON, Ohio – Female farmers, growers and those women interested in becoming farm operators can learn more about the industry during a conference offered by Ohio State University Extension, which is the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

    The East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference is March 24 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the R.G. Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive Southwest, in Massillon.

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    Ohio Cane Fruit Pruning Workshop Is March 16

    Mar 7, 2017

    PIKETON, Ohio – Ohio berry growers will have the opportunity to learn about Ohio cane fruit pruning during a March 16 workshop by Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).

    OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach arms of OSU’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The event will be hosted by Gary Gao, OSU Extension specialist and associate professor of small fruit crops at the Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon.

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    Ohio Soil Health Symposium Offers Insight on Promoting, Protecting Soils

    Mar 7, 2017

    TIFFIN, Ohio – Farmers, certified crop advisers and other members of the agriculture industry can gain in-depth insight into soil health and conservation during a daylong Ohio Soil Health Symposium on March 28.

    The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is sponsored by the Seneca Conservation District and will feature presentations by experts with the district, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, and other agriculture industry experts.