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Animal science major Sage Becker named CASNR outstanding senior

Animal science major Sage Becker named CASNR outstanding senior

The Louis and Betty Gardner Outstanding Senior Award is the highest honor a CASNR senior may receive from the college.

CASNR awards more than $330,000 in continuing student scholarships at annual banquet

CASNR awards more than $330,000 in continuing student scholarships at annual banquet

The scholarships are part of the $1.7 million in total scholarships CASNR students will receive during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Rural economy the focus of upcoming academies

Rural economy the focus of upcoming academies

Three informative academies will take place in April to help residents of rural Oklahoma gain a better understanding of how the new innovative initiative CREATE BRIDGES can benefit their area.

Oklahoma Mesonet’s ‘OK-FIRE’ services invaluable, easy to use and readily accessible

Oklahoma Mesonet’s ‘OK-FIRE’ services invaluable, easy to use and readily accessible

A system of 120 stations with at least one in every county, the network was designed and implemented by cooperating scientists at Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma.

New smart phone app is for the birds

New smart phone app is for the birds

A new smart phone app developed at Oklahoma State University can help the ODWC provide more accurate hunting forecasts.

Redcedar expansion impacting natural water cycle

Redcedar expansion impacting natural water cycle

Dense redcedar stands can reduce soil moisture and potentially cause a decrease in runoff and groundwater recharge.

Southeast District 4-H program to benefit from Boston Marathon appearance

Southeast District 4-H program to benefit from Boston Marathon appearance

Ryan Witt is raising money for the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation as a runner in this year's Boston Marathon.

PEDv presence at Oklahoma Youth Expo means biosecurity a must to promote pig well-being

PEDv presence at Oklahoma Youth Expo means biosecurity a must to promote pig well-being

PEDv occurs only in pigs, is not a human health risk and has no effect on food designated for human consumption,

FAPC honors food science graduate students with fellowship

FAPC honors food science graduate students with fellowship

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Centered honored two graduate students with the Stanley E. Gilliland Memorial Fellowship in Food Science, providing $1,000 toward each recipient’s education efforts. Joyjit Saha, food science Ph.D. student, and Tony Kountoupis, food science master’s student, received the awards during the FAPC Research Symposium Feb. 26.

Tips to help manage someone else’s finances

Tips to help manage someone else’s finances

When asked to manage someone else's finances, make sure all of the legal paperwork is complete.

OSU-developed bermudagrass takes root as improvement on previous varieties

OSU-developed bermudagrass takes root as improvement on previous varieties

The grass is more cold-tolerant and drought-resistant than its predecessors and adaptable to a wider range of environments.

Make sure bulls are ready for breeding season

Make sure bulls are ready for breeding season

Bulls that do not pass a breeding soundness exam will need to be replaced before the start of breeding.

Food safety program helps prepare OSU students for food industry

Food safety program helps prepare OSU students for food industry

Oklahoma State University students interested in food safety are taking advantage of a new program offered by the Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center. FAPC’s Food Safety Professional program recognizes current and future industry leaders specializing in food safety who have attended and completed a substantial number of workshops and trainings offered by the state-of-the-art food processing center.

Celebrate Bake and Take Month during March

Celebrate Bake and Take Month during March

Oklahoma often is recognized for being a leading state in wheat production. Because of this, Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is promoting and recognizing this commodity by celebrating Bake and Take Month in March.

Spring-calving beef herds face nutritional challenges

Spring-calving beef herds face nutritional challenges

Late winter and early spring is the most challenging time of the year relative to the nutrition of spring-calving beef cows.

OSU event promotes student food and ag research

OSU event promotes student food and ag research

Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center highlighted student research and awarded top winners during its annual Research Symposium. Sponsored by the Institute of Food Technologists-Oklahoma section, Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, Stillwater Centennial Rotary Club and Oklahoma Association for Food Protection, the Feb. 26 symposium featured student oral and poster presentations from OSU, Langston University and University of Central Oklahoma.

Cattle cycle factors indicate prices should continue at mostly current levels

Cattle cycle factors indicate prices should continue at mostly current levels

Future market conditions, good or bad, could prompt additional expansion or liquidation in 2020 and beyond,

Oklahoma Proven celebrates 20 years helping gardeners with great plant selections

Oklahoma Proven celebrates 20 years helping gardeners with great plant selections

Oklahoma Proven has been helping gardeners make wise plant decisions for 20 years.

Environmental law enforcement training available in Idabel

Environmental law enforcement training available in Idabel

To help combat the problem of illegal dump sites, OSU Cooperative Extension is joining forces with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, to host the Oklahoma Environmental Law Enforcement Training Seminar slated April 4 in Idabel, Oklahoma.

Have you considered raised bed gardening?

Have you considered raised bed gardening?

Raised bed gardens have multiple benefits for gardeners.

OSU student named Truman finalist

OSU student named Truman finalist

Oklahoma State University junior Allison Wilton has been named among the finalists for the highly competitive 2019 Truman Scholarship, the premiere graduate scholarship for aspiring public leaders in the United States

From PB Slices to a bite-size PB snack, FAPC researchers are changing the way people eat peanut butter

From PB Slices to a bite-size PB snack, FAPC researchers are changing the way people eat peanut butter

Researchers at the Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center have developed a bite-size peanut butter product that is individually wrapped, high in protein and made from real peanut butter.

The skinny on cow weight maintenance and forage intake, courtesy of OSU animal scientists

The skinny on cow weight maintenance and forage intake, courtesy of OSU animal scientists

OSU researchers broke the study into two phases: Maintenance energy requirements and voluntary feed intake.

FAPC assists with validation of South African dried meat product

FAPC assists with validation of South African dried meat product

Beef jerky a staple in the salty snack realm across the country, and the United States Department of Agriculture requires specifics during production to ensure the dried beef is safe to consume. However, those standards are not upheld around the globe. Researchers at Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center recently assisted Stormberg Foods, a family-owned South African company, with the validity process of producing biltong, a novel version of beef jerky.