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OSU Ferguson College of Agriculture Recognizes 20 Seniors of Distinction

OSU Ferguson College of Agriculture Recognizes 20 Seniors of Distinction

The Oklahoma State University Ferguson College of Agriculture has recognized 20 Seniors of Distinction for their dedication to academics, leadership, research and service.

Scott named an OSU Outstanding Senior

Scott named an OSU Outstanding Senior

Rachel Scott, an animal science major from Georgetown, Texas, has been selected as an Oklahoma State University 2019-2020 Outstanding Senior by the OSU Alumni Association.

Date set for OSU's Lahoma virtual field day

Date set for OSU's Lahoma virtual field day

The event is taking the place of physical tours that allow farmers and others to check out dozens of research-tested wheat varieties and their characteristics.

Coronavirus new normal no match for OSU Extension’s commitment to serve Oklahomans

Coronavirus new normal no match for OSU Extension’s commitment to serve Oklahomans

May 8 is the 106th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act that created the Cooperative Extension Service.

Report identifies potential impacts of COVID-19 on Oklahoma’s food industry

Report identifies potential impacts of COVID-19 on Oklahoma’s food industry

The food processing sector plays an important role in Oklahoma’s economy, and there is no doubt the novel coronavirus pandemic has had a significant economic impact on the state’s food industry. Experts from the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center evaluated the potential impact of COVID-19 on the state’s food industry from March to mid-April and compiled a report of current impacts as a starting point for future assessments and recovery planning.

Davis named an OSU outstanding senior

Davis named an OSU outstanding senior

Olivia Davis, a biochemistry and molecular biology major from Fort Smith, Arkansas, has been selected as an Oklahoma State University 2019-2020 Outstanding Senior by the OSU Alumni Association.

Storm safety while on the road

Storm safety while on the road

How to be safe on the road during a storm.

Carvalho named Ferguson College of Agriculture Outstanding Senior

Carvalho named Ferguson College of Agriculture Outstanding Senior

Mckenzie Carvalho from Maxwell, California, was recently named Oklahoma State University’s Ferguson College of Agriculture 2020 Louis and Betty Gardner Outstanding Senior.

Oklahoma Home and Community Education has big impact

Oklahoma Home and Community Education has big impact

The Oklahoma Home and Community Education organization will celebrates its service to communities May 3-9.

OSU soil science lab goes virtual and serves students at multiple institutions

OSU soil science lab goes virtual and serves students at multiple institutions

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Sergio Abit's virtual learning efforts have provided benefits to students at OSU and five cooperating, two-year institutions across the state.

OSU Extension offers great gardening resources

OSU Extension offers great gardening resources

Oklahoma State University Extension has great, free resources for novice and seasoned gardeners.

Be prepared for a variety of emergency situations

Be prepared for a variety of emergency situations

Plan ahead for emergency situations.

Small flock production provides benefits, but good management remains a must

Small flock production provides benefits, but good management remains a must

Backyard poultry producers may find themselves able to offset increased prices for eggs as Oklahoma and the nation deal with COVID-19 concerns.

SUNUP to feature sneak peek of OSU virtual wheat tour

SUNUP to feature sneak peek of OSU virtual wheat tour

Social distancing mandates may have cancelled field days, but wheat growers can get a sneak peek of OSU's 2020 wheat tour virtually starting April 25 on the show.

Be aware of livestock trauma after a wildfire

Be aware of livestock trauma after a wildfire

Livestock may suffer panic and confusion following a wildfire.

CARES Act has provisions for retirement account withdrawal penalties

CARES Act has provisions for retirement account withdrawal penalties

The CARES Act loosens restrictions for early withdrawal on retirement accounts amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Be wary of fraudulent COVID-19 supplement claims

Be wary of fraudulent COVID-19 supplement claims

Fraudulent products are being advertised as treatments or a cure for COVID-19.

OKC park green to go with Extension resources

OKC park green to go with Extension resources

The greenery in spring bloom at Scissortail Park were chosen for central Oklahoma, OSU alumnus and horticulture director Lance Swearengen said. Extension played a key role. That’s not hyperbole, either; it’s a design point expected to save hundreds of thousands of dollars for taxpayers who backed the MAPS 3 project, the park’s director of horticulture said recently.

Patch burning is conservation, economics done right

Patch burning is conservation, economics done right

The shifting landscape mosaic promoted by patch burning more closely mimics Mother Nature, for which fire is vital for renewal.

Fire, mixed-species grazing enhances livestock production in $10 million research project

Fire, mixed-species grazing enhances livestock production in $10 million research project

The project will help agricultural land managers adopt practices that will increase food production and promote more sustainable rangelands.

Cattle industry losing billions to COVID-19, report finds

Cattle industry losing billions to COVID-19, report finds

The U.S. cattle industry lost an estimated $13.6 billion by early April this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and more economic damages to agriculture are likely, according to a study commissioned by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association released this week.

Severe weather requires advanced planning for older adults

Severe weather requires advanced planning for older adults

Older adults need to plan ahead during storm season.

April is Made in Oklahoma Month

April is Made in Oklahoma Month

April is Made in Oklahoma Month, and the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center is encouraging Oklahomans to support local food companies, even during this time of national crisis.

4-H Youth Development Program under new leadership

4-H Youth Development Program under new leadership

Steve Beck is the new program leader for the Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development Program.