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Registration open for annual 4-H charity golf tournament

Registration open for annual 4-H charity golf tournament

Golfers interested in participating in the 22nd Annual Clover Classic Golf Tournament can register now.

Food safety tips to tackle tailgates

Food safety tips to tackle tailgates

Football season is well underway, and many fans are counting down until their next tailgate to cheer on their favorite teams. The Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center recommends food safety tips to help tailgaters ensure they have a fun and safe football season.

Growing demand in China dominates global beef trade

Growing demand in China dominates global beef trade

Projections for 2019 show China importing 18.7 percent of global beef imports along with another 6.1 percent of imports into Hong Kong.

Ensure fair-bound livestock are and remain healthy

Ensure fair-bound livestock are and remain healthy

Pre- and post-fair animal health protocols should be followed. Vigilance is job one.

GardenFest, Mum Sale and Pumpkin Palooza at The Botanic Garden at OSU

GardenFest, Mum Sale and Pumpkin Palooza at The Botanic Garden at OSU

The annual GardenFest, Mum Sale and Pumpkin Palooza will take place Oct. 5 at The Botanic Garden at OSU.

New OSU beardless wheat variety seed available for fall planting

New OSU beardless wheat variety seed available for fall planting

OK Corral is OSU's best all-around beardless wheat variety since Deliver, and overall is the most attractive beardless variety in the hard red winter wheat marketplace today.

As the weather cools, prepare your plants to be moved indoors

As the weather cools, prepare your plants to be moved indoors

Before the fall weather moves it, prepare your patio plants to be moved indoors.

OSU meetings this fall offer farm bill insights to producers

OSU meetings this fall offer farm bill insights to producers

As producers finish with planting and harvest this fall, it is important they set aside time to consider their options for risk management programs as provided through the 2018 farm bill.

Ensure fall-calving replacement heifers are ready for the breeding season

Ensure fall-calving replacement heifers are ready for the breeding season

Cattle producers who employ fall calving in their herds currently should be making certain replacement heifers to be used in late November are ready.

Soil health is topic for Oklahoma Organic Conference

Soil health is topic for Oklahoma Organic Conference

The upcoming Organic Oklahoma Conference will provide organic producers, gardeners and conventional producers valuable information about soil health.

FAPC to hold product development contest for college students; winner receives $500 grand prize

FAPC to hold product development contest for college students; winner receives $500 grand prize

he Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center is challenging college students to share their creative and innovative ideas for new food and beverage products for a chance to compete in a product innovation competition in November. The Food Product Innovation Competition will take place Nov. 5 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at FAPC and will foster creative research, idea development, product and process development, and commercialization potential and evaluation. Individuals or teams who want to compete must complete the entry form by Oct. 10.

OK-FIRE training workshops slated this fall

OK-FIRE training workshops slated this fall

Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension is hosting free workshops this fall to help those involved in wildland fire management learn more about OK-FIRE.

Rural Economic Outlook Conference set for Oct. 9 at OSU

Rural Economic Outlook Conference set for Oct. 9 at OSU

Insights about trends and expectations regarding agriculture and rural economies will be showcased.

45-day weaning period for calves adds significant sale value

45-day weaning period for calves adds significant sale value

Vac-45 calves have a real advantage in terms of health compared to calves weaned for less than a month or those weaned on the way to the livestock market.

Washing raw poultry can spread bacteria in the kitchen

Washing raw poultry can spread bacteria in the kitchen

The USDA says consumers can cut down on the spread of bacteria in the kitchen by not washing raw poultry.

Greenhouse Learning Center now open on OSU campus

Greenhouse Learning Center now open on OSU campus

A grand opening took place recently for the new, state-of-the-art Greenhouse Learning Center located on the Oklahoma State University campus.

OSU peanut and cotton field tour set for Sept. 19 in Ft. Cobb

OSU peanut and cotton field tour set for Sept. 19 in Ft. Cobb

Tour stop discussions will focus on cotton cropping systems and varieties, peanut disease control, weed control and irrigation. Participants will get a firsthand look at the new peanut variety Contender.

Oklahoma Quality Beef Network changes announced

Oklahoma Quality Beef Network changes announced

OQBN is a joint project of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, one of two state agencies administered by OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Going Global: OSU student shares food safety abroad

Going Global: OSU student shares food safety abroad

Jaymee Zabienski, an Oklahoma State University biosystems and agricultural engineering graduate student from Tulsa, served two weeks this summer as the needed volunteer on a Farmer-to-Farmer mission trip to Jamaica for the U.S. Agency for International Development. This project was designed to help budding agricultural-based Jamaican companies create a facility meeting the standards of Good Manufacturing Practices and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, while also expanding the economic opportunity of their rural community.

OSU researchers brewing innovation

OSU researchers brewing innovation

The OSU Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center is helping a brewery turn waste into a value-added product.

VanOverbeke expands role as assistant dean

VanOverbeke expands role as assistant dean

Deborah VanOverbeke has transitioned from half-time to full-time assistant dean of the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Woodard honored with top award at State 4-H Roundup

Woodard honored with top award at State 4-H Roundup

Serena Woodard took home top honors from State 4-H Roundup as she was inducted into the State 4-H Hall of Fame.

Cattle markets, wheat planting on beef producer minds for fall

Cattle markets, wheat planting on beef producer minds for fall

More typical summer weather after a couple of crazy weather months earlier will help beef demand through the last grilling holiday of Labor Day.