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  1. How CFAES is helping Ohio farmers weather COVID-19

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/newsletter/cfaes-monthly/june-2020/how-cfaes-is-helping-ohio-farmers-weather-covid-19

    Safety Team, is providing science-based recommendations on best operating practices for farms and farmers ... processors on issues such as finding local processors, finding new markets, and starting or increasing direct ...

  2. Food Safety, Everyone’s Business: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Food Safety Systems

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/events/food-safety-everyone%E2%80%99s-business-the-impact-the-covid-19-pandemic-food-safety-systems

    Join us for a discussion about the challenges that have faced state and local food safety systems ... Safety Program, Ohio Department of Health ▪    Terri Gerhardt, Chief, Division of Food Safety, Ohio ... Department of Agriculture ▪    Laura Morrison, Managing Director of Membership and Employer/Food Safety, Ohio ...

  3. Ohio State offers tips for vendors, consumers when shopping at farmers markets amid COVID-19

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/ohio-state-offers-tips-for-vendors-consumers-when-shopping-farmers-markets-amid-covid

    groups are continuing to plant, harvest, and market foods directly to the public, said Shoshanah Inwood, ... practice for everyone’s safety in response to the coronavirus pandemic, she said. “For example, you may see ...  on COVID-19’s effect on produce safety; reaching new markets; pivoting to new marketing platforms; ...

  4. Chow Line: A tiny worm in your strawberry won’t hurt you

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/chow-line-tiny-worm-in-your-strawberry-won%E2%80%99t-hurt-you

    for human use.  This is because, “it is economically impractical to grow, harvest, or process raw ... spraying a weekly insecticide on the crops through the end of harvest and monitoring when the insect comes ... squeamish about larvae, locally grown berries harvested in June are less likely to have larvae,” Welty said. ...

  5. Household Water Use

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-420

    which is good news. Water use by families was steadily increasing since the 1950s reaching its peak in ... the late 1990s. The required use of low-flush toilets and the introduction of low-water using washing ... leaks remain a problem and have been found to increase water use by 9.5 gallons per household each day. ...

  6. Growing Hardy Figs in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1439

    productivity and the market demand. A high tunnel is highly recommended to produce an earlier harvest and ... tunnel. Hardy figs produce more fruits, an earlier harvest and a longer harvest in a high tunnel ... ripening cycle, and unique pollination requirements. Brown Turkey and Hardy Chicago are the only two ...

  7. Kiwifruit and Hardy Kiwi (Kiwiberries)

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1426

    of the season is required to mature the fruit. Harvest usually takes place in late September and the ... to purchase dry pollens from commercial vendors as a way to increase kiwi yields. Refer to the fact ... Successful cropping of kiwifruit may require a long, frost-free growing season of about 220 days. The plants, ...

  8. Chow Line: Canning expected to be big this year amid COVID-19

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/chow-line-canning-expected-be-big-year-amid-covid-19

    gardens this year. For example, online searches for “growing vegetables from scraps” increased 4,650% in ... decreased incomes, more time at home, and an increased sense of an unknown future have many people wanting ... of up to 300% increases in seed sales this spring. “As a result, we expect home food preservation to ...

  9. Engaging Older Youth in 4-H Club Work

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/4h-27

    2010). By engaging and supporting older youth as participants, their likelihood for retention increases ... a balanced focus on the business at hand and time for member interaction and socialization. Add fun to the ... platforms. As a result of technology and social media platforms, youth are increasingly connected beyond the ...

  10. It’s about learning new skills and how to persevere

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/newsletter/cfaes-monthly/june-2020/it%E2%80%99s-about-learning-new-skills-and-how-persevere

    4-H’s focus on learning by doing. Among them are the  Stay connected!  website, with links to virtual ...

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