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OSU ag collects, donates PPE supplies for health care providers

OSU ag collects, donates PPE supplies for health care providers

The coronavirus pandemic has caused international shortages of critical personal protective equipment. People around the world are responding to significant needs by donating gloves, masks, face shields and other necessary supplies to help keep health care professionals, patients and families safe during these unprecedented times.

Immune system tips offered

Immune system tips offered

A healthy immune system is the first step in fighting off germs and viruses.

Horse owners urged to plan care during pandemic

Horse owners urged to plan care during pandemic

While the primary concern of the COVID-19 pandemic is for human health, horse owners should have plans in place to ensure proper care of their horses in case of sickness and hospitalization.

COVID-19 shows importance of emergency financial plans

COVID-19 shows importance of emergency financial plans

The coronavirus pandemic has driven home the importance of financial management and emergency savings accounts.

Pandemic brings out scammers in full force

Pandemic brings out scammers in full force

Be aware of scammers during pandemic who are looking to steal your money or identity.

OSU Extension services and programs continue through pandemic

OSU Extension services and programs continue through pandemic

More than 100 years of science-based, community service by Oklahoma State University Extension will continue unabated through the challenges presented by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Associate Vice President for OSU Extension Damona Doye said.

Cow-calf producers may find two-stage weaning process useful

Cow-calf producers may find two-stage weaning process useful

Producers with fall-calving herds should not overlook two-stage weaning, where the calf is weaned from milk before it is weaned from the cow.

Giving overlooked canned foods new life

Giving overlooked canned foods new life

Making the most of what foods are in the pantry.

OHCE groups put sewing skills to good use for local hospital

OHCE groups put sewing skills to good use for local hospital

OHCE group puts sewing skills to use to provide medical masks to local hospital

Census participation urged during coronavirus response

Census participation urged during coronavirus response

Disruptions and distractions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic must not be allowed to keep Oklahomans from participating in the Census, officials said. There's too much at stake.

Cow-calf producers should record multiple births in their herds

Cow-calf producers should record multiple births in their herds

Freemartinism can occur when cattle births result in twins that are a heifer calf and a bull calf.

Webinars set for cattle industry over viral concerns

Webinars set for cattle industry over viral concerns

Oklahoma State University and Extension experts will host two online teleconferences March 26 and 31 to address questions about the cattle industry, markets and COVID-19.

Family members with coronavirus should be isolated at home

Family members with coronavirus should be isolated at home

If someone in your home becomes infected with the coronavirus, try to keep them as isolated as possible.

Simple recommendations for making a disinfecting solution

Simple recommendations for making a disinfecting solution

How to make a disinfecting solution at home.

Verify first before taking sheep or goats to sale sites

Verify first before taking sheep or goats to sale sites

Make sure coronavirus precautions have not caused disruptions in operational hours or services at sale facilities.

Coronavirus concerns high in rural areas

Coronavirus concerns high in rural areas

Health officials are warning rural communities to be just as cautious as more densely populated areas in their response to the spread of COVID-19. A lower rate of person-to-person transmission might delay infection, but it’s still highly likely anyway, said Megan Monteith, Oklahoma State University Extension area specialist in health disparities.

 Shopping for food safely during coronavirus pandemic

Shopping for food safely during coronavirus pandemic

Safely handle foods following trip to the grocery store.

Unseasonal blue-green algae bloom warrants producer vigilance

Unseasonal blue-green algae bloom warrants producer vigilance

Blue-green algae can produce toxins such as anatoxin and microcystins that can cause illness in people and animals.

Irrigation expert Sharma named to Oklahoma Panhandle Research and Extension Center staff

Irrigation expert Sharma named to Oklahoma Panhandle Research and Extension Center staff

Sharma served as a postdoctoral research associate at OSU from 2017 to 2020, and as a graduate research assistant from 2011 to 2013. He also earned his master's degree in soil science from OSU.

Children need support facing tornadoes and virus

Children need support facing tornadoes and virus

Parents struggling with the question of how to prepare children for the COVID-19 threat probably already have plenty of experience to tap into, Oklahoma State University professor Laura Hubbs-Tait said: Tornado season.

Spring gardening chores include pruning roses

Spring gardening chores include pruning roses

Now is the tie of year to prune roses in the landscape.

Follow good management practices following wildfires

Follow good management practices following wildfires

Land management strategies help landowners recover after a wildfire.

Hay, fencing supplies chief needs for Beaver County wildfire recovery

Hay, fencing supplies chief needs for Beaver County wildfire recovery

OSU Extension has worked with the State Office of Emergency Management to set up a hotline to match supplies with local producers. The telephone number is 1-866-552-4662.

Protect structures from wildfire using the zone concept

Protect structures from wildfire using the zone concept

The zone concept can help reduce the amount of flammable materials around a home or other structure.