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Small flock production provides benefits, but good management remains a must

Small flock production provides benefits, but good management remains a must

Backyard poultry producers may find themselves able to offset increased prices for eggs as Oklahoma and the nation deal with COVID-19 concerns.

SUNUP to feature sneak peek of OSU virtual wheat tour

SUNUP to feature sneak peek of OSU virtual wheat tour

Social distancing mandates may have cancelled field days, but wheat growers can get a sneak peek of OSU's 2020 wheat tour virtually starting April 25 on the show.

Grassroots volunteers sew thousands of masks

Grassroots volunteers sew thousands of masks

Although socially isolated due to coronavirus, a collection of volunteers connected to Oklahoma State University have united to sew more than 27,500 face masks for healthcare workers and others across the state of Oklahoma – and the work is ongoing.

OSU Foundation ranked among the top nonprofits to work for

OSU Foundation ranked among the top nonprofits to work for

The Oklahoma State University Foundation was selected as the second Best Nonprofit to Work For in 2020 among mid-sized organizations and fifth overall by The NonProfit Times. The Best Companies Group partnered with The NonProfit Times to identify nonprofit organizations across the country where leaders have excelled in creating quality workplaces.

OKC park green to go with Extension resources

OKC park green to go with Extension resources

The greenery in spring bloom at Scissortail Park were chosen for central Oklahoma, OSU alumnus and horticulture director Lance Swearengen said. Extension played a key role. That’s not hyperbole, either; it’s a design point expected to save hundreds of thousands of dollars for taxpayers who backed the MAPS 3 project, the park’s director of horticulture said recently.

Patch burning is conservation, economics done right

Patch burning is conservation, economics done right

The shifting landscape mosaic promoted by patch burning more closely mimics Mother Nature, for which fire is vital for renewal.

Fire, mixed-species grazing enhances livestock production in $10 million research project

Fire, mixed-species grazing enhances livestock production in $10 million research project

The project will help agricultural land managers adopt practices that will increase food production and promote more sustainable rangelands.

Cattle industry losing billions to COVID-19, report finds

Cattle industry losing billions to COVID-19, report finds

The U.S. cattle industry lost an estimated $13.6 billion by early April this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and more economic damages to agriculture are likely, according to a study commissioned by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association released this week.

4-H Youth Development Program under new leadership

4-H Youth Development Program under new leadership

Steve Beck is the new program leader for the Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development Program.

CARES Act provides some financial relief

CARES Act provides some financial relief

The CARES Act will provide financial relief to many, including those with students loans and those collecting unemployment benefits.

Oklahoma crop producers urged to be proactive

Oklahoma crop producers urged to be proactive

Soil temperatures and other weather conditions indicate most Oklahoma crop producers wanting to plant corn should do so now.

Know the A-B-C’s of fire extinguisher use

Know the A-B-C’s of fire extinguisher use

Proper use of a fire extinguisher is essential.

Dr. Kent Smith, Ph.D.: Virtual STEM Camps

Dr. Kent Smith, Ph.D.: Virtual STEM Camps

OSU-CHS Associate Dean of American Indians in Medicine and Science, Dr. Kent Smith, Ph.D., writes a blog on his recent launch of virtual STEM classes for rural public schools and tribal partners amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

Truman Scholar finalist focuses on people behind issues

Truman Scholar finalist focuses on people behind issues

OSU multimedia journalism and Spanish junior Kayla Dunn seeks to share stories and change perceptions.

Inventor's Assistance Service invites K-12 students to submit their invention ideas for free research, analysis, and guidance

Inventor's Assistance Service invites K-12 students to submit their invention ideas for free research, analysis, and guidance

Oklahoma State University’s New Product Development Center (NPDC) is offering free research and guidance to young Oklahoma inventors through its Inventor’s Assistance Service program.

Firewise helps landowners be proactive during wildfire season

Firewise helps landowners be proactive during wildfire season

Recommendations from the National Firewise Communities helps landowners be proactive against wildfires.

OSU moves May graduation ceremonies to December 

OSU moves May graduation ceremonies to December 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oklahoma State University’s May commencement ceremonies will be held in Stillwater on Dec. 11-12. 

OSU Professor Utilizes Global Pandemic as Teaching Tool

OSU Professor Utilizes Global Pandemic as Teaching Tool

Events are canceled, gatherings are discouraged and universities across the nation are experiencing some extraordinary obstacles. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a variety of barriers around the world.

Stillwater Chinese community and previous OSU Chinese scholars donate nearly 10,000 facemasks

Stillwater Chinese community and previous OSU Chinese scholars donate nearly 10,000 facemasks

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc globally, in the U.S. and in the state of Oklahoma. Payne County alone has 14 confirmed cases already (updated March 31, 2020). Protective gears are urgently needed for those medical and police personnel who are on the frontline of fight against the coronavirus pandemic. On March 30, the Stillwater Chinese community, led by the OSU Chinese Faculty & Staff Association (CFSA) and the Stillwater Chinese Baptist Church (SCBC), donated 7,200 facemasks to Stillwater Medical Center and another 2,400 to the Stillwater Police Department.

Instant math teacher: How to help your kids at home

Instant math teacher: How to help your kids at home

With the recent closing of face-to-face school, many parents have become “instant” mathematics teachers for their children.

COVID-19 diagnostic lab at OSU accelerating testing in Oklahoma

COVID-19 diagnostic lab at OSU accelerating testing in Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Diagnostic Laboratory has completed its validation and verification procedures and is now operational as an approved COVID-19 diagnostic lab, dramatically increasing Oklahoma’s testing capabilities. The lab does not test individuals for the virus, but rather analyzes samples sent by health care providers.

Science fair students persevere amidst coronavirus challenges

Science fair students persevere amidst coronavirus challenges

With events nationwide cancelling due to coronavirus, leaders of the Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair (OSSEF) found a way for nearly 200 student competitors to continue showcasing their research … all while keeping a safe social distance.

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.