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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.

CARES Act provides some financial relief

CARES Act provides some financial relief

The CARES Act will provide financial relief to many, including those with students loans and those collecting unemployment benefits.

Oklahoma crop producers urged to be proactive

Oklahoma crop producers urged to be proactive

Soil temperatures and other weather conditions indicate most Oklahoma crop producers wanting to plant corn should do so now.

Read fine print of loan forbearance agreements

Read fine print of loan forbearance agreements

Loan companies may be offering forbearance on some loan payments, but it is vital to read the fine print of the agreement.

Know the A-B-C’s of fire extinguisher use

Know the A-B-C’s of fire extinguisher use

Proper use of a fire extinguisher is essential.

Emergency evacuation plans should include pets

Emergency evacuation plans should include pets

Include your pets in an emergency evacuation plan.

Be cautious when sheltering from tornadoes during pandemic

Be cautious when sheltering from tornadoes during pandemic

Tornado season during the COVID-19 pandemic may bring changes in sheltering.

Flipping the switch on power outages

Flipping the switch on power outages

Consumers should prepare for power outages just as they do for other emergency situations.

Firewise helps landowners be proactive during wildfire season

Firewise helps landowners be proactive during wildfire season

Recommendations from the National Firewise Communities helps landowners be proactive against wildfires.

Safe water, food and medicine important after wildfire

Safe water, food and medicine important after wildfire

Safe water, food and medications are important following a wildfire.