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45-day weaning period for calves adds significant sale value

45-day weaning period for calves adds significant sale value

Vac-45 calves have a real advantage in terms of health compared to calves weaned for less than a month or those weaned on the way to the livestock market.

Washing raw poultry can spread bacteria in the kitchen

Washing raw poultry can spread bacteria in the kitchen

The USDA says consumers can cut down on the spread of bacteria in the kitchen by not washing raw poultry.

Greenhouse Learning Center now open on OSU campus

Greenhouse Learning Center now open on OSU campus

A grand opening took place recently for the new, state-of-the-art Greenhouse Learning Center located on the Oklahoma State University campus.

OSU peanut and cotton field tour set for Sept. 19 in Ft. Cobb

OSU peanut and cotton field tour set for Sept. 19 in Ft. Cobb

Tour stop discussions will focus on cotton cropping systems and varieties, peanut disease control, weed control and irrigation. Participants will get a firsthand look at the new peanut variety Contender.

Oklahoma Quality Beef Network changes announced

Oklahoma Quality Beef Network changes announced

OQBN is a joint project of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, one of two state agencies administered by OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Going Global: OSU student shares food safety abroad

Going Global: OSU student shares food safety abroad

Jaymee Zabienski, an Oklahoma State University biosystems and agricultural engineering graduate student from Tulsa, served two weeks this summer as the needed volunteer on a Farmer-to-Farmer mission trip to Jamaica for the U.S. Agency for International Development. This project was designed to help budding agricultural-based Jamaican companies create a facility meeting the standards of Good Manufacturing Practices and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, while also expanding the economic opportunity of their rural community.

OSU researchers brewing innovation

OSU researchers brewing innovation

The OSU Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center is helping a brewery turn waste into a value-added product.

VanOverbeke expands role as assistant dean

VanOverbeke expands role as assistant dean

Deborah VanOverbeke has transitioned from half-time to full-time assistant dean of the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Woodard honored with top award at State 4-H Roundup

Woodard honored with top award at State 4-H Roundup

Serena Woodard took home top honors from State 4-H Roundup as she was inducted into the State 4-H Hall of Fame.

Cattle markets, wheat planting on beef producer minds for fall

Cattle markets, wheat planting on beef producer minds for fall

More typical summer weather after a couple of crazy weather months earlier will help beef demand through the last grilling holiday of Labor Day.

 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.