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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.

Farm to You exhibit testing virtual pilot program

Farm to You exhibit testing virtual pilot program

The exhibit is helping youngsters learn where their food comes from, nutrition, proper hygiene, physical activity and more.

Edwards Recognized for Completion of Food Systems Leadership Institute

Edwards Recognized for Completion of Food Systems Leadership Institute

A leader among leaders, Jeff Edwards, professor and head of the OSU Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, recently completed the Food Systems Leadership Institute.

Options still exist for Oklahoma pesticide applicators needing 2020 continuing education units

Options still exist for Oklahoma pesticide applicators needing 2020 continuing education units

Many of the scheduled meetings and conferences that typically provide CEU credit were cancelled this year because of the coronavirus.

Yard work for the birds? Procrastination has its benefits

Yard work for the birds? Procrastination has its benefits

Leaves and limbs in the landscape provide shelter for birds and other wildlife.

Oklahoma Gardening TV show receives environmental award

Oklahoma Gardening TV show receives environmental award

Oklahoma Gardening television show recognized by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful.

Oklahoma State’s TAPS program lets farmers test drive new irrigation technologies

Oklahoma State’s TAPS program lets farmers test drive new irrigation technologies

The TAPS program provides an expanded research framework where irrigation management treatments are based on producer experiences as well as those of scientists.

Staying safe when riding ATVs

Staying safe when riding ATVs

The Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development program and Oklahoma Farm Bureau have launched a safety course to help children and families learn how to minimize risks associated with ATVs.

Watch out for cattle eating oak leaves and acorns

Watch out for cattle eating oak leaves and acorns

The problem can be largely avoided by ensuring cattle have access to good grazing and supplemental feed.

Dine in to celebrate family and consumer sciences

Dine in to celebrate family and consumer sciences

National FCS organization promotes Dine in Day on Dec. 3.

Wheat pasture valuable forage resource when managed properly

Wheat pasture valuable forage resource when managed properly

Livestock should not be turned out onto wheat pasture until the plants are about six inches tall and have become well-rooted.