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OSU targets important natural resource issues through $20 million grant

OSU targets important natural resource issues through $20 million grant

This multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional effort focuses on societal problems associated with water availability, land use and infrastructure in Oklahoma.

Beware of COVID-19 contact tracing scams

Beware of COVID-19 contact tracing scams

Scams continue to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biosecurity key to preventing spread of rabbit hemorrhagic disease

Biosecurity key to preventing spread of rabbit hemorrhagic disease

The disease, which has a nearly 100% fatality rate in domestic and wild rabbits, is not transmitted from rabbits to humans.

Timing is critical for Xtend cotton and soybean producers after dicamba ruling

Timing is critical for Xtend cotton and soybean producers after dicamba ruling

Producers should contact their OSU Extension county agricultural educator to discuss options that best fit their specific operations and available resources.

Oklahoma State University’s Gail Wilson named Regents professor

Oklahoma State University’s Gail Wilson named Regents professor

Wilson was one of the first female field ecologists in the Great Plains region.

Advisory board committed to helping OSU food and ag center

Advisory board committed to helping OSU food and ag center

The recent Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center’s advisory board meeting looked a little different than past meetings. The greetings of handshakes and delicious refreshments during arrival were replaced with virtual handwaves and pictures of colorful iced donuts.

Oklahoma exhibits alarming number of rabies cases in 2020

Oklahoma exhibits alarming number of rabies cases in 2020

Animals that are in constant contact with humans such as a family milk cow, show animals, horses and pets should be vaccinated.

Food, Fun, 4-H program gets youth in the kitchen

Food, Fun, 4-H program gets youth in the kitchen

4-H club members from across the state and beyond are developing kitchen skills and bringing the family back to the table for meals.

Keeping your cool in hot weather

Keeping your cool in hot weather

Tips to keep cool during hot summer months.

Pregnancy checking replacement heifers helps protect producer investment

Pregnancy checking replacement heifers helps protect producer investment

Culling open heifers immediately after checks for pregnancy serves several economically valuable purposes.

Keeping pets safe in the summer heat

Keeping pets safe in the summer heat

Practical tips for helping a dog or cat avoid heat stress.

FAPC offers food safety tips while grilling this summer

FAPC offers food safety tips while grilling this summer

The first day of summer is June 20, and the warm weather calls for days spent poolside and evenings cooking on the grill. While the summer months are known for cookouts, picnics and other fun-filled activities, meal preparation and food safety should still be at the forefront of the backyard chef’s mind, said Ravi Jadeja, food safety specialist for the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center.

Wheat harvest adapts to COVID-19 precautions

Wheat harvest adapts to COVID-19 precautions

With all the pandemic-related challenges going on this year, implementing safeguards through harvest season has been relatively straightforward and doable.

Tips to help cut home cooling costs this summer

Tips to help cut home cooling costs this summer

Tips for consumers to help cut summer cooling costs.

Cool equine managers help horses avoid heat stress

Cool equine managers help horses avoid heat stress

High environmental temperatures, prolonged or intense exercise and inadequate hydration may all contribute to the problem.

Pasture-related ‘hardware disease’ poses potential health risk to cattle

Pasture-related ‘hardware disease’ poses potential health risk to cattle

Producers need to pick up as much debris as possible following weather events that have strong winds.

Biosecurity important tool in fighting vesicular stomatitis in horse operations

Biosecurity important tool in fighting vesicular stomatitis in horse operations

Oklahoma law requires that horses be confined to a quarantined location for at least 14 days from the onset of the last case on the property.

Nutrition education programs make big impact on Oklahomans

Nutrition education programs make big impact on Oklahomans

OSU Extension's Community Nutrition Education Programs continue to deliver research-based nutrition information to participants during COVID-19 pandemic.

Economic stimulus may arrive as prepaid debit card

Economic stimulus may arrive as prepaid debit card

Consumers may be receiving the economic stimulus payment as a prepaid debit card.

Remember proper injection sites when working calves

Remember proper injection sites when working calves

Correct administration of any injection is a critical control point in beef production and animal health.

OSU survey targets best ways toward economic recovery for Oklahoma

OSU survey targets best ways toward economic recovery for Oklahoma

The online survey is voluntary and all responses are anonymous. Most people can complete it in about five minutes.

Cleaning on a regular basis is a must in offices

Cleaning on a regular basis is a must in offices

Clean personal office space and shared spaces such as conference and break rooms, water fountains, door handles, countertops and furniture in waiting areas.

Emergency kit is vital for storm preparation

Emergency kit is vital for storm preparation

Prepare an emergency kit ahead of the storm.

Research project garners OSU professor national award

Research project garners OSU professor national award

OSU professor uses social media in award-winning research project.