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OSU survey targets key elements of beef cattle production

OSU survey targets key elements of beef cattle production

The three online surveys – for beef producers, veterinarians and feedlot operators – will be available to potential participants through Sept. 30.

Institute at OSU focuses on biosecurity

Institute at OSU focuses on biosecurity

The Institute for Biosecurity and Microbial Forensics focuses on tactical sciences needed to succeed in biosecurity objectives.

Safely making herb or garlic infused oils at home

Safely making herb or garlic infused oils at home

Researchers have discovered a way to safely make infused oils at home.

Getting a leg up on grasshoppers in the landscape

Getting a leg up on grasshoppers in the landscape

Grasshopper control is necessary in home landscapes and agricultural land.

Put renter’s insurance on back-to-school shopping list

Put renter’s insurance on back-to-school shopping list

College students should consider renter's insurance to protect their personal belongings.

Ranchers webinar series moves into alfalfa

Ranchers webinar series moves into alfalfa

The popular Ranchers Thursday Lunchtime series of free cattle industry webinars is extending into August and September with a spotlight on alfalfa, Oklahoma State University Extension officials said.

Pushing for Food Safety during a Pandemic

Pushing for Food Safety during a Pandemic

Amidst the recent changes created by the pandemic, a small sense of “normal” seems to be returning as the start of schools across the nation creeps closer. While food safety always is key when resuming the process of packing a student’s lunch, new tips and tricks can be employed this year to further promote food safety.

Booker wins Oklahoma 4-H’s highest honor

Booker wins Oklahoma 4-H’s highest honor

Jackson County 4-H'er Tori Booker is inducted into the Oklahoma 4-H Hall of Fame.

OSU Extension hosting Beef Quality Assurance certification meetings in August

OSU Extension hosting Beef Quality Assurance certification meetings in August

BQA certification is a requirement for producers to participate in Oklahoma Beef Quality Network fall sales.

Forage testing helps ensure future cattle nutrition needs are met

Forage testing helps ensure future cattle nutrition needs are met

On average, nearly 40% of total operating costs in cow-calf enterprises are associated with animal nutrition.

Oklahoma State University recommendations maximize alfalfa field productivity

Oklahoma State University recommendations maximize alfalfa field productivity

Cattle grazing alfalfa pastures is a common sight and alfalfa hay generates $107.6 million annually to the Oklahoma economy.

Slagell inducted into Oklahoma 4-H Hall of Fame

Slagell inducted into Oklahoma 4-H Hall of Fame

Custer County 4-H'er Erin Slagell was inducted into the Oklahoma 4-H Hall of Fame during the 99th State 4-H Roundup.

Mystery packages seed community with suspicion and risk

Mystery packages seed community with suspicion and risk

Although seeds may turn out to be harmless, they may also carry a potential threat to our country and our state’s soil and natural resources.

Kay County Extension helps out local government with communications assistance

Kay County Extension helps out local government with communications assistance

Local OSU Extension office used its university license to host multiple county meetings on Zoom and broadcast them live on Facebook in April, May and June.

Oklahoma corn looking good but still in need of crop management

Oklahoma corn looking good but still in need of crop management

As of the last week of July, corn is still three to four weeks from physiological maturity.

Technology helps make State 4-H Roundup a big success

Technology helps make State 4-H Roundup a big success

Overview of the 99th State 4-H Roundup

OSU study provides insights into regional beliefs about pandemic-related wearing of masks

OSU study provides insights into regional beliefs about pandemic-related wearing of masks

Respondents were surveyed June 12-20. Of particular focus is a seven-state region including Oklahoma.

Parents, students looking at changes in upcoming school year

Parents, students looking at changes in upcoming school year

Parents may have various options for sending children back to school this fall.

Shutdown of Oklahoma State Fair will be felt economically, but public health of primary concern

Shutdown of Oklahoma State Fair will be felt economically, but public health of primary concern

The Oklahoma State Fair generates about $104 million in direct spending annually.

Double-crop weed management made easy

Double-crop weed management made easy

Size matters when it comes to many postemergence herbicides and effective weed control in double-cropping systems.

Fall garden planning should start now

Fall garden planning should start now

It is time to start planning and planting fall gardens.

Awareness and management key to mitigating nitrate toxicity problems in livestock

Awareness and management key to mitigating nitrate toxicity problems in livestock

Expanding drought conditions and sporadic rainfall mean livestock and forage producers need to be wary of the potential for nitrates building up in plants.

OSU Extension addresses top economic and family issues

OSU Extension addresses top economic and family issues

OSU Extension hosted community forums to help residents identify top community concerns.

4-H’ers look to positive experiences despite fair cancellation

4-H’ers look to positive experiences despite fair cancellation

All is not lost for 4-H’ers who were planning exhibits and prepping show animals for the fair season.