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 Stephens inducted into Oklahoma 4-H Hall of Fame

Stephens inducted into Oklahoma 4-H Hall of Fame

Custer County 4-H'er Madison Stephens earns highest award during State 4-H Roundup.

Prepare a calving kit before fall calving season begins

Prepare a calving kit before fall calving season begins

OSU Extension Circular E-1006, “Calving Time Management for Beef Cows and Heifers,” can help producers get ready for fall calving.

Agricultural producer appointed to FAPC advisory board

Agricultural producer appointed to FAPC advisory board

A Miami, Oklahoma, agricultural producer is the newest member of the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center advisory board. Appointed by the vice president for agricultural programs of OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Curtis Jurgensmeyer, president and chief executive officer of J-M Farms, joins the 16-member Industry Advisory Committee to help oversee the center’s mission and vision.

FAPC acknowledged for $1 million energy savings

FAPC acknowledged for $1 million energy savings

The Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center became one of 11 facilities on the OSU campus to be recognized for energy saving efforts.

OSU honors six individuals who have made Oklahoma and world ‘a better place’

OSU honors six individuals who have made Oklahoma and world ‘a better place’

The honorees will be officially recognized during Oct. 25 ceremonies on OSU’s Stillwater campus.

RSVP now to attend Aug. 16 OSU McCaull Research Farm field day

RSVP now to attend Aug. 16 OSU McCaull Research Farm field day

The 8:30 a.m. to noon field day is free of charge and will take place 30 miles northwest of Goodwell.

Serving Up Safety: Keep food safety a priority as students return to school, lunch bags in hand

Serving Up Safety: Keep food safety a priority as students return to school, lunch bags in hand

As the days gradually grow shorter and the heat quietly begins to retreat, more than just the end of summer is being signaled. Accompanying the end of the summer months comes the start of a new school year. Amidst the hustle and bustle of packing lunches and snacks for students, families sometimes lose sight of something that should be a priority in their household: food safety. The easiest way to promote food safety at home is through proper handling and storage, said Ravi Jadeja, food safety specialist for the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center.

Southwood Gift Grows Hands-on Skills for Students

Southwood Gift Grows Hands-on Skills for Students

Southwood Landscape and Garden Center is making a $25,000 donation toward Oklahoma State University’s new Greenhouse Learning Center. Combined with a gift of $25,000 from co-founder Joe Schulte, the $50,000 total gift will contribute to the learning center’s state-of-the-art nursery, which will be named the Southwood Landscape & Nursery Prep Area.

Oklahoma livestock operators should be ‘extra vigilant’ for signs of vesicular stomatitis

Oklahoma livestock operators should be ‘extra vigilant’ for signs of vesicular stomatitis

Vesicular stomatitis is a viral disease that affects primarily horses and cattle. However, pigs, sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas also can be infected, and on rare occasions humans.

Food labels often mislead consumers

Food labels often mislead consumers

Food packaging labels can be confusing for consumers.

Sign-up now open for agricultural Market Facilitation Program

Sign-up now open for agricultural Market Facilitation Program

MFP is a partial income-replacement response to Chinese tariffs on U.S. agricultural products in that nation’s trade dispute with the United States.

Property insurance for students is important

Property insurance for students is important

It is important to have adequate insurance coverage for your college student's personal belongings.

Dana Bay assumes presidency of the Oklahoma Association of Agricultural Extension Agents

Dana Bay assumes presidency of the Oklahoma Association of Agricultural Extension Agents

Ellis County Extension agricultural educator Dana Bay has assumed the presidency of the Oklahoma Association of Agricultural Extension Agents, the first woman to ever hold the position.

Succulents are becoming a big gardening trend

Succulents are becoming a big gardening trend

Oklahoma's hot summers can make gardening a bit tricky. However, succulents have proven to grow well in this environment.

Workshop to focus on plant materials for the green industry

Workshop to focus on plant materials for the green industry

The fifth annual Shackelford Lecture Series at OSU will focus on plant management, ornamental plants and more.

Food industry leaders focus attention on FAPC research

Food industry leaders focus attention on FAPC research

The Industry Advisory Committee of Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center met June 6, 2019, on the OSU campus to learn more about faculty research and discuss how the advisory board can help meet the needs of the center.

OSU Vegetable Growing and Marketing Field Day July 30 in Coal County

OSU Vegetable Growing and Marketing Field Day July 30 in Coal County

A cooperative partnership between the Choctaw Nation and OSU Cooperative Extension, the field day is free and open to the public.

Crop load thinning is topic of upcoming pecan field day

Crop load thinning is topic of upcoming pecan field day

Pecan producers will learn more about the advantages of crop load thinning at an upcoming field day.

Keeping snakes away from your home and yard

Keeping snakes away from your home and yard

Due to heavy rains received earlier in the year, people may be finding more snakes in their yard and around their home.

Summer is finally here, and the beef industry hopes it will help increase demand

Summer is finally here, and the beef industry hopes it will help increase demand

The upcoming Independence Day holiday will be critical for the summer beef demand season.

Kay County 4-H’er has big plans for her community

Kay County 4-H’er has big plans for her community

A Kay County 4-H'er has developed a plan that will help people appreciate the historic downtown area of Newkirk and provide opportunities to live a healthy lifestyle.

Healthier eating in a SNAP

Healthier eating in a SNAP

Despite being referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill by most of the public, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 dedicated a larger percentage of funding to nutritional assistance rather than farms themselves. Rodney Holcomb, agribusiness economist for Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, and Aaron Ates, recent Ph.D. graduate from OSU, examined the spending habits of households currently being supported by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program administered by the Food Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Feeding moldy hay can create problems in livestock

Feeding moldy hay can create problems in livestock

Moldy hay can present a multitude of health risks if consumed by livestock.

Soilless food production is topic of upcoming conference

Soilless food production is topic of upcoming conference

An upcoming workshop hosted by OSU's Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture will provide valuable information about soilless food production.