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Cow-calf producers may find two-stage weaning process useful

Cow-calf producers may find two-stage weaning process useful

Producers with fall-calving herds should not overlook two-stage weaning, where the calf is weaned from milk before it is weaned from the cow.

Giving overlooked canned foods new life

Giving overlooked canned foods new life

Making the most of what foods are in the pantry.

OHCE groups put sewing skills to good use for local hospital

OHCE groups put sewing skills to good use for local hospital

OHCE group puts sewing skills to use to provide medical masks to local hospital

Census participation urged during coronavirus response

Census participation urged during coronavirus response

Disruptions and distractions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic must not be allowed to keep Oklahomans from participating in the Census, officials said. There's too much at stake.

Cow-calf producers should record multiple births in their herds

Cow-calf producers should record multiple births in their herds

Freemartinism can occur when cattle births result in twins that are a heifer calf and a bull calf.

Webinars set for cattle industry over viral concerns

Webinars set for cattle industry over viral concerns

Oklahoma State University and Extension experts will host two online teleconferences March 26 and 31 to address questions about the cattle industry, markets and COVID-19.

Family members with coronavirus should be isolated at home

Family members with coronavirus should be isolated at home

If someone in your home becomes infected with the coronavirus, try to keep them as isolated as possible.

Simple recommendations for making a disinfecting solution

Simple recommendations for making a disinfecting solution

How to make a disinfecting solution at home.

Verify first before taking sheep or goats to sale sites

Verify first before taking sheep or goats to sale sites

Make sure coronavirus precautions have not caused disruptions in operational hours or services at sale facilities.

Coronavirus concerns high in rural areas

Coronavirus concerns high in rural areas

Health officials are warning rural communities to be just as cautious as more densely populated areas in their response to the spread of COVID-19. A lower rate of person-to-person transmission might delay infection, but it’s still highly likely anyway, said Megan Monteith, Oklahoma State University Extension area specialist in health disparities.

 Shopping for food safely during coronavirus pandemic

Shopping for food safely during coronavirus pandemic

Safely handle foods following trip to the grocery store.

Unseasonal blue-green algae bloom warrants producer vigilance

Unseasonal blue-green algae bloom warrants producer vigilance

Blue-green algae can produce toxins such as anatoxin and microcystins that can cause illness in people and animals.

Irrigation expert Sharma named to Oklahoma Panhandle Research and Extension Center staff

Irrigation expert Sharma named to Oklahoma Panhandle Research and Extension Center staff

Sharma served as a postdoctoral research associate at OSU from 2017 to 2020, and as a graduate research assistant from 2011 to 2013. He also earned his master's degree in soil science from OSU.

Children need support facing tornadoes and virus

Children need support facing tornadoes and virus

Parents struggling with the question of how to prepare children for the COVID-19 threat probably already have plenty of experience to tap into, Oklahoma State University professor Laura Hubbs-Tait said: Tornado season.

Spring gardening chores include pruning roses

Spring gardening chores include pruning roses

Now is the tie of year to prune roses in the landscape.

Follow good management practices following wildfires

Follow good management practices following wildfires

Land management strategies help landowners recover after a wildfire.

Hay, fencing supplies chief needs for Beaver County wildfire recovery

Hay, fencing supplies chief needs for Beaver County wildfire recovery

OSU Extension has worked with the State Office of Emergency Management to set up a hotline to match supplies with local producers. The telephone number is 1-866-552-4662.

Protect structures from wildfire using the zone concept

Protect structures from wildfire using the zone concept

The zone concept can help reduce the amount of flammable materials around a home or other structure.

Assessing damage outside and inside of homes after a wildfire

Assessing damage outside and inside of homes after a wildfire

Homes and other structures must be assessed for damage following a wildfire.

Bulls need to be ready for breeding season

Bulls need to be ready for breeding season

Bulls that do not pass a breeding soundness exam need to be replaced before the start of breeding.

Tips for removing smoke odor following a wildfire

Tips for removing smoke odor following a wildfire

Removing smoke odor from a home following a wildfire can be a tedious process.

Marching toward Bake and Take Month

Marching toward Bake and Take Month

While many sectors of the agricultural industry are prevalent throughout Oklahoma, the state often is recognized by being a leading producer of wheat. With this in mind, staff at Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center work to promote the commodity by celebrating Bake and Take Month during March.

OSU to celebrate meat sciences

OSU to celebrate meat sciences

Oklahoma State University is celebrating 100 years of meat science during the annual Animal Sciences Weekend in early April. The weekend will kick off with a scholarship banquet April 3 at the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade Development.

Learn more about careers in entomology at OSU open house

Learn more about careers in entomology at OSU open house

Students ages 13 to 18 who are interested in careers in entomology can learn more by attending the free open house at OSU slated April 11.