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Oklahoma State livestock researchers awarded two $200,000 national grants

Oklahoma State livestock researchers awarded two $200,000 national grants

Beef cattle and swine are the livestock being studied, with both research efforts studying how animals process feed.

Pottawatomie County’s Sonya McDaniel earns prestigious Oklahoma State University Extension honor

Pottawatomie County’s Sonya McDaniel earns prestigious Oklahoma State University Extension honor

A member of OSU Extension since 2001, McDaniel has served as Pottawatomie County Extension director since 2013.

Developing a savings plan is a great start to the new year

Developing a savings plan is a great start to the new year

Building up your savings can help relieve anxiety about unexpected expenses.

Register online for Jan. 20-21 Red River Crops Conference

Register online for Jan. 20-21 Red River Crops Conference

Registration open for Red River Crops Conference.

Healthy habits can help shed unwanted pounds

Healthy habits can help shed unwanted pounds

Develop healthy habits in the new year to help meet weight loss goals.

Starting seeds indoors can be an enjoyable winter garden project

Starting seeds indoors can be an enjoyable winter garden project

Get a jump start on spring gardening by starting seeds in the winter.

Grocery guru appointed to OSU advisory board

Grocery guru appointed to OSU advisory board

A retail food industry expert, Marc Jones of HAC Inc., is the newest member of the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center advisory board.

Ranchers’ webinars address forage and difficult weather

Ranchers’ webinars address forage and difficult weather

The next round of the popular Ranchers Thursday Lunchtime series of teleconferences for the cattle industry moves into the topics of managing cattle and forage in dry weather patterns, Oklahoma State University Extension officials said.

Good money management habits begin young

Good money management habits begin young

Teaching children about good money management.

Navigating kid conversations during scary times

Navigating kid conversations during scary times

Age-appropriate, open conversations with children are comforting and can calm their nerves.

Producers should examine options before making changes to safety net programs

Producers should examine options before making changes to safety net programs

The current re-election and enrollment period goes until March 15, 2021, so there is plenty of time to survey the markets and think about whether a farm needs price protection or revenue protection.

Pittsburg County 4-H’er makes holiday special for thousands

Pittsburg County 4-H’er makes holiday special for thousands

Fifteen-year-old Reed Marcum has been spearheading an annual toy giveaway for four years, with 2020 being the biggest yet.

On-the-ranch herd health programs support healthy cattle markets

On-the-ranch herd health programs support healthy cattle markets

Bovine Respiratory Disease generates an estimated $800 million to $900 million annually in economic losses within the U.S. cattle industry.

House plumbing needs warm approach

House plumbing needs warm approach

Keeping pipes from freezing can alleviate costly repairs.

Scours management begins well in advance of spring calving

Scours management begins well in advance of spring calving

Having discussions about scours management with a large animal veterinarian now will save time, energy and dollars later, and it improves overall animal welfare.

Pause to consider pet gifts

Pause to consider pet gifts

Buy safe and appropriate gifts for pets.

FAPC impacts food industry during a year of uncertainty

FAPC impacts food industry during a year of uncertainty

The year 2020 has been one of uncertainty, and there is no doubt the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the food industry. From temporarily closing of manufacturing plants to food product shortages, changes have been seen on a global scale. However, the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center continued to support innovation and growth of food and agricultural businesses throughout Oklahoma in 2020, providing a total economic impact of more than $6 million.

Cover crops offer potential grazing benefit for cattle operations

Cover crops offer potential grazing benefit for cattle operations

Producers who did not plant cover crops earlier this year should be making plans to maximize their grazing resources in 2021 by speaking with their Oklahoma State University Extension county agricultural educator.

Advisory board continues to support OSU food and ag

Advisory board continues to support OSU food and ag

For the second time this year, the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center’s advisory board met online to discuss projects, programs and opportunities of the center.

Feeling a little dry? Winter hydration is important

Feeling a little dry? Winter hydration is important

Staying hydrated in the wintertime is important.

Mesonet offers management tools to help producers promote cattle comfort

Mesonet offers management tools to help producers promote cattle comfort

Blasts of cold winter weather interspersed with almost spring-like temperatures this time of year can be particularly stressful to cattle health and conditioning.

Keep food safety in mind when preparing holiday meals

Keep food safety in mind when preparing holiday meals

The Christmas season is here, and many will be gathering around the dinner table enjoying their favorite holiday meals. The Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center wants to make sure families keep food safety tips in mind when preparing those holiday meals.

FAPC predicts top food trends for 2021

FAPC predicts top food trends for 2021

It’s been a long 365 days filled with uncertainty and change. The one constant, however, was a continued love for both food and cooking across the nation. Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center predicts the top food trends for 2021.