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COVID-19 pandemic heightens stress levels

COVID-19 pandemic heightens stress levels

The COVID-19 pandemic brings added stress for families.

OSU students examine evidence in killer wasp case

OSU students examine evidence in killer wasp case

Students in Wyatt Hoback’s ENTO 2003 Insects and Society class appreciate a good sting in a fun learning environment.

OSU to honor six individuals who have made the world a better place

OSU to honor six individuals who have made the world a better place

Honorees embody the ideals and mission of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and have provided significant benefits to their career fields, their communities, the people of Oklahoma and OSU.

Landscaping for horses requires thoughtful planning

Landscaping for horses requires thoughtful planning

Appearance, functionality and animal safety are important factors for horse owners to consider as they change the trees and other plants in an equine’s environment.

Boy Scouts work on merit badge at OSU’s Insect Adventure

Boy Scouts work on merit badge at OSU’s Insect Adventure

Insect Adventure has long been providing benefits to youth educational programming.

OSU Extension specialist receives prestigious award

OSU Extension specialist receives prestigious award

Hailin Zhang, OSU Extension specialist and Regents Professor, has received the Southern Region Excellence in Extension Award.

Census deadline fast approaching

Census deadline fast approaching

The opportunity for Oklahomans to be counted in the U.S. Census is only weeks away.

Producers should follow recommended veterinary practices for dehorning cattle

Producers should follow recommended veterinary practices for dehorning cattle

A successful plan involves a written protocol, knowledgeable and skilled personnel and ways to minimize stress and promote healing.

Safety is key when canning food at home

Safety is key when canning food at home

Safety is key when home canning.

Prepare a calving kit before fall calving season begins

Prepare a calving kit before fall calving season begins

Producers should talk with local veterinarians about the plan and incorporate their suggestions.

OSU’s Whitacre named to new Oklahoma internet accessibility council

OSU’s Whitacre named to new Oklahoma internet accessibility council

Brian Whitacre is one of the nation’s leading researchers and outreach proponents on rural broadband accessibility and use.

Recent CFAP changes affect Oklahoma agricultural producers

Recent CFAP changes affect Oklahoma agricultural producers

Qualifying producers wishing to take part in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program have until Sept. 11 to apply, an extension of the date previously announced by USDA.

Weaning dates set for Oklahoma Quality Beef Network fall sales

Weaning dates set for Oklahoma Quality Beef Network fall sales

Participating cattle producers have experienced consistent premiums averaging $12.75 per hundredweight over the last nine years compared to non-preconditioned calves.

Rural vet practice and beef sustainability webinar to begin

Rural vet practice and beef sustainability webinar to begin

Oklahoma State University Extension and animal medicine experts are launching a series of Thursday evening webinars to explore rural veterinary practice issues and beef sustainability.

OSU professor recognized for research efforts

OSU professor recognized for research efforts

Andres Espindola Camacho, Oklahoma State University research scientist, was named one of eight researchers to recently receive the New Innovator in 2019 Food and Agriculture Research Award.

Farm Credit Associations of Oklahoma raises 4-H scholarships

Farm Credit Associations of Oklahoma raises 4-H scholarships

Farm Credit Associations of Oklahoma doubles annual 4-H Hall of Fame scholarships.

OSU I-Corps teams receive grants of $200,000 from National Science Foundation

OSU I-Corps teams receive grants of $200,000 from National Science Foundation

Four groups of Oklahoma State University students, faculty and industry mentors have each been selected to receive $50,000 grants and additional mentoring through the National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program.

Meating Oklahoma's Needs

Meating Oklahoma's Needs

Changes have been seen on a global scale for the past few months. As consumers learn to adapt and adjust to the outcomes of the pandemic, producers and workers in the meat industry especially have been impacted. The Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center offers resources for meat processing opportunities.

Follow label-directed withdrawal times when selling treated cattle

Follow label-directed withdrawal times when selling treated cattle

Violations of drug residue regulations can result in expensive fines for the rancher, creating not only a hardship for the individual producer but a black eye for the entire beef industry.

OSU research seeks soil pH answers for wheat producers who also grow cotton

OSU research seeks soil pH answers for wheat producers who also grow cotton

It takes 200-300 days for agricultural liming to effectively change soil pH in a field.

Thinning a forest canopy can pay off big for landowners

Thinning a forest canopy can pay off big for landowners

The diversity allows a landowner to manage for many different possible land-use objectives, often on the same acreage.

OSU survey targets key elements of beef cattle production

OSU survey targets key elements of beef cattle production

The three online surveys – for beef producers, veterinarians and feedlot operators – will be available to potential participants through Sept. 30.

Institute at OSU focuses on biosecurity

Institute at OSU focuses on biosecurity

The Institute for Biosecurity and Microbial Forensics focuses on tactical sciences needed to succeed in biosecurity objectives.

Safely making herb or garlic infused oils at home

Safely making herb or garlic infused oils at home

Researchers have discovered a way to safely make infused oils at home.