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Oklahoma faces devastating losses from flooding

Oklahoma faces devastating losses from flooding

OKlahoma's infrastructure struggles to keep up due to devastating flooding.

When the rain stops, gardeners will need to water landscapes

When the rain stops, gardeners will need to water landscapes

Moisture is important to plant health and proper watering of the landscape is essential. Gardeners can follow these tips to help ensure they are watering properly and efficiently.

OSU’s new Animal Nutrition and Physiology Center to benefit all of Oklahoma, and beyond

OSU’s new Animal Nutrition and Physiology Center to benefit all of Oklahoma, and beyond

The new center will be a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to conducting animal studies primarily related to climate variability, production efficiency and sustainability in the areas of animal and human health; animal genetics, growth, nutrition and reproduction; and general animal well-being.

Riley honored with Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching

Riley honored with Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching

The award recognizes and promotes exceptional teaching by a faculty member with less than five years of experience in higher education teaching.

Ramsey honored with Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring

Ramsey honored with Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring

A former ag teacher himself, Ramsey knows firsthand the importance of agricultural education in public schools.

Weeks honored with Award for Excellence in Teaching

Weeks honored with Award for Excellence in Teaching

One of Weeks’ greatest contributions to OSU is her role in developing the curriculum for the bachelor’s degree in agricultural leadership.

Wilson honored with Excellence in Graduate Student Advising and Mentoring Award

Wilson honored with Excellence in Graduate Student Advising and Mentoring Award

In addition to mentoring students, Wilson served as her department’s graduate coordinator for seven years.

Payne County Master Gardeners hosting annual garden tour

Payne County Master Gardeners hosting annual garden tour

The Payne County Master Gardeners will hosting a garden tour June 9 in Stillwater. Participants will have a chance to see new, innovative ideas they can implement in their own gardens.

How to salvage waterlogged documents and books

How to salvage waterlogged documents and books

Many Oklahoma residents returned to their homes following the recent weather to discover their important papers and books soaked with floodwater. Using the steps mentioned, many of those important papers and books can be salvaged.

Local input needed for OSU Extension’s future plans

Local input needed for OSU Extension’s future plans

Extension educators throughout the state will host free-and-open-to-the-public community forums in May and June.

Herb and Succulent Festival slated June 8 at botanic garden

Herb and Succulent Festival slated June 8 at botanic garden

The public is invited to The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University for the upcoming Herb and Succulent Festival slated June 8. There will be something for the whole family.

Ensure food and beverages are safe to consume after a flood

Ensure food and beverages are safe to consume after a flood

Oklahomans know all too well the effects floodwaters can have on both individuals and communities. Floods can cause loss of human life, damage to property, destruction of crops, loss of livestock and more. The safety of food and beverage products following a flood also is a concern.

Squash bugs can put a damper on successful gardening

Squash bugs can put a damper on successful gardening

Control of squash bugs is essential for successful gardening.

Oklahoma State Women’s Rodeo Team named Central Plains Region Champions

Oklahoma State Women’s Rodeo Team named Central Plains Region Champions

Oklahoma State University’s Women’s Rodeo Team recently claimed the Central Plains Region championship, securing them a trip to the College National Finals Rodeo.

Tips to keep mosquitoes out of your landscape

Tips to keep mosquitoes out of your landscape

Mosquitoes are pesky pests, but there are steps homeowners can take to reduce the population in their landscapes.

Keep food safety in mind this Memorial Day

Keep food safety in mind this Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer and with warmer weather on the way, many Oklahomans will be firing up their grill and celebrating with cookouts, picnics and other activities. FAPC suggests the following food safety tips when celebrating this Memorial Day weekend.

Oklahoma State wheat field day set for May 10 in Lahoma

Oklahoma State wheat field day set for May 10 in Lahoma

Participants will hear from and be able to ask questions of OSU experts who will provide research-based insights crucial to getting the most out of a crop.

Unwanted pesticide disposal event set in McAlester

Unwanted pesticide disposal event set in McAlester

Farmers, ranchers and homeowners can safely dispose of unwanted pesticides May 21 at McAlester.

Oklahoma Mesonet documentary airing on OETA showcases the gold standard of weather monitoring

Oklahoma Mesonet documentary airing on OETA showcases the gold standard of weather monitoring

OETA will broadcast the OSU-produced program at 9:30 p.m. on May 3, at 6:30 a.m. on May 4 and at 7:30 p.m. on May 9.

State meteorologist calls Oklahoma Mesonet ‘a forecaster’s dream’

State meteorologist calls Oklahoma Mesonet ‘a forecaster’s dream’

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, with the two universities continuing to provide valuable subject-matter expertise to this day.

OSU undergraduate presenting research at global event

OSU undergraduate presenting research at global event

Oklahoma State University environmental science major Rainee DeRoin loves all things water. For the past two years the 21-year-old junior has monitored seven small watersheds — including lands that have eastern redcedar, prairie and switchgrass — at OSU’s 1,820-acre Cross Timbers Experimental Range southwest of Stillwater as part of a long-running research study.

Oklahoma State Ranch Tour slated in Northwest Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Ranch Tour slated in Northwest Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Ranch Tour, slated June 5-6, will showcase some of the most progressive ranches in Northwest Oklahoma.

From scratch to market: Commercializing a food product

From scratch to market: Commercializing a food product

Your friends tell you your salsa is the best they ever tasted. Your mother has been serving her “world’s best” homemade jelly for years. Your grandmother’s pasta sauce is the hit of every family gathering. You think about selling your food product, but you don’t know where to begin. Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, a part of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, has experts who specialize in helping entrepreneurs commercialize homemade recipes.

‘Egg’cellent food safety tips for spring festivities

‘Egg’cellent food safety tips for spring festivities

Warmer weather, egg hunts and sweet candy treats are festive spring traditions that bring loved ones together around the table to enjoy family meals. Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center wants to make sure you keep food safety in mind when preparing meals for festive spring get-togethers.