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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.

Cow-calf producers should watch for signs that may indicate presence of trichomoniasis

Cow-calf producers should watch for signs that may indicate presence of trichomoniasis

Dollars lost can be substantial by the time trichomoniasis is determined to be the cause behind a cow-calf enterprise’s reproductive challenges.

OSU Extension enters Phase 2 for economy recovery

OSU Extension enters Phase 2 for economy recovery

Oklahoma State University Extension is moving through the next phase of reopening county offices to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.

OSU Extension soil sampling services as popular as ever, even during pandemic

OSU Extension soil sampling services as popular as ever, even during pandemic

Many Oklahomans in rural and urban settings rely on OSU Extension to take the guesswork out of their crop, pasture, gardening or lawncare needs.

Prioritize bills during times of financial stress

Prioritize bills during times of financial stress

When faced with reduced income, it is important to prioritize household bills.

Registration open for CFAP webinars aimed at answering key agricultural assistance program questions

Registration open for CFAP webinars aimed at answering key agricultural assistance program questions

Jointly hosted by USDA's Farm Service Agency and OSU Extension, the May 26 webinars will give farmers and ranchers an opportunity to hear from experts and ask questions before contacting their FSA county office about enrollment.

Oklahoma beef producers facing coronavirus disruptions head on

Oklahoma beef producers facing coronavirus disruptions head on

Meat plant closings, market disruptions and the slow recovery in cattle prices this spring – largely attributable to the coronavirus pandemic – have hit beef producers hard, with those in the Oklahoma Panhandle being among the most significantly affected.

Tips to conserve water in the landscape

Tips to conserve water in the landscape

Conserving water in the landscape can help gardeners save money.

Container garden is a great place to start for novice gardeners

Container garden is a great place to start for novice gardeners

Container and dish gardens are great options for beginning gardeners.

Physical conditioning important for previously idle horses

Physical conditioning important for previously idle horses

Horses are equine athletes that must be properly conditioned to perform as needed. Too much exercise, too soon, can be detrimental to animal well-being.

Cattle producers lunchtime series launches

Cattle producers lunchtime series launches

Free webinars available for ranchers that will cover cattle production, management and marketing tips.