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Who can work on your farm?

By Emily G. Adams, Ohio State University Extension Educator, Coshocton County, Ohio The 2018 hay baling season has arrived and, for some farms, that means more labor than usual is required to get all the jobs done. That labor may include your own children or grandchildren. Today we’ll take a …

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Ohio State students dedicate capstone project to save wetland

By Chip Tuson, Program Manager, Marketing & Communications for the Ohio State University Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Each autumn, seniors majoring in Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering (FABE) at The Ohio State …

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Hunting seasons (finally) set

By Dan Armitage, host of Buckeye Sportsman This autumn’s hunting and trapping seasons were among the regulations approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council at its twice-delayed meeting in May. Deer hunting changes include modifications to antlerless harvest on public land following the weeklong deer gun season, after which only antlered …

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CIFT kitchen incubator achieves food safety excellence

The Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen (NOCK), managed by CIFT, achieved a superior score on a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) third party food safety audit. EAGLE Certification Group conducted the extensive audit that assessed the facility condition and food safety processes and provided independent, third party verification that the GMP program …

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Wine is big business in Ohio

By Shelly Detwiler, OCJ food writer Nothing attracts middle-aged women more than wine. A 2013 Gallup poll states that wine continues to rank as the top beverage choice for those 50 years and older, with women doing most of the buying. This is good news for the Ohio Wine Industry. …

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Spotted lanternflies a growing concern

An invasive pest that was initially contained within Pennsylvania has spread to Delaware and Virginia, and insect experts worry the next stop will be Ohio. Spotted lanternflies suck sap from fruit crops and trees, which can weaken them and contribute to their death. Native to China, the insect was first …

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