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OSU’s Whitacre named to new Oklahoma internet accessibility council

OSU’s Whitacre named to new Oklahoma internet accessibility council

Brian Whitacre is one of the nation’s leading researchers and outreach proponents on rural broadband accessibility and use.

Recent CFAP changes affect Oklahoma agricultural producers

Recent CFAP changes affect Oklahoma agricultural producers

Qualifying producers wishing to take part in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program have until Sept. 11 to apply, an extension of the date previously announced by USDA.

Weaning dates set for Oklahoma Quality Beef Network fall sales

Weaning dates set for Oklahoma Quality Beef Network fall sales

Participating cattle producers have experienced consistent premiums averaging $12.75 per hundredweight over the last nine years compared to non-preconditioned calves.

Rural vet practice and beef sustainability webinar to begin

Rural vet practice and beef sustainability webinar to begin

Oklahoma State University Extension and animal medicine experts are launching a series of Thursday evening webinars to explore rural veterinary practice issues and beef sustainability.

OSU professor recognized for research efforts

OSU professor recognized for research efforts

Andres Espindola Camacho, Oklahoma State University research scientist, was named one of eight researchers to recently receive the New Innovator in 2019 Food and Agriculture Research Award.

Farm Credit Associations of Oklahoma raises 4-H scholarships

Farm Credit Associations of Oklahoma raises 4-H scholarships

Farm Credit Associations of Oklahoma doubles annual 4-H Hall of Fame scholarships.

OSU I-Corps teams receive grants of $200,000 from National Science Foundation

OSU I-Corps teams receive grants of $200,000 from National Science Foundation

Four groups of Oklahoma State University students, faculty and industry mentors have each been selected to receive $50,000 grants and additional mentoring through the National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program.

Meating Oklahoma's Needs

Meating Oklahoma's Needs

Changes have been seen on a global scale for the past few months. As consumers learn to adapt and adjust to the outcomes of the pandemic, producers and workers in the meat industry especially have been impacted. The Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center offers resources for meat processing opportunities.

Follow label-directed withdrawal times when selling treated cattle

Follow label-directed withdrawal times when selling treated cattle

Violations of drug residue regulations can result in expensive fines for the rancher, creating not only a hardship for the individual producer but a black eye for the entire beef industry.

OSU research seeks soil pH answers for wheat producers who also grow cotton

OSU research seeks soil pH answers for wheat producers who also grow cotton

It takes 200-300 days for agricultural liming to effectively change soil pH in a field.

Thinning a forest canopy can pay off big for landowners

Thinning a forest canopy can pay off big for landowners

The diversity allows a landowner to manage for many different possible land-use objectives, often on the same acreage.

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.