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  1. Direct Marketing Education 2014

    Jan 16, 2014

     Agricultural Marketing Just Got Easier...

    Whether you are in the exploration stage or ready to grow an existing venture, the Ohio Direct Marketing Team brings you easy access to research-based education that prepares you for real-world opportunities. 

    By assisting in business and economic development, the Ohio Direct Marketing Team helps improve:

  2. Midwest Blueberry Production Guide

    Jan 15, 2014

    Now Available! The Midwest Blueberry Production Guide is available for purchase at OSU South Centers. The cost of the guide is $15.00 if picked up at the South Centers, and $20 if mailed to you.  If you want to order a quantity of 10 guides, or more, please contact me for a discounted price.  You may email Charissa Gardner or call her at 740.289.2071 Ext. 132 to purchase a book.

  3. Ohio Direct Marketing Blog

    Dec 11, 2013

    Stay up to date on the latest marketing news and trends. Visit or subscribe to our blog at https://u.osu.edu/directmarketing

  4. Borlaug Fellows Gain Inspiration, Insight During World Food Prize

    Nov 26, 2013

    Every year the World Food Prize recognizes the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug created the prize, which emphasizes the importance of a nutritious and sustainable food supply for all people.  Read more at about Borlaug Scholar Emmanuel Amoakwah click Here

  5. On-farm tests show a higher production, growth rate and survival of improved perch

    Sep 28, 2013

    Two-year on-station and on-farm tests of genetically improved yellow perch were conducted on three sites at different latitudes in North Central Region. The aim of the project was to assess production parameters of selected yellow perch lines as compared to fish from local brood stock at commercial densities in ponds. 3rd generation of selected yellow perch lines from OCARD were used for the tests. This is an important step for commercialization of genetically improved strains.

  6. Hands-on Agronomy Education Nurtures Senegalese Farming Future

    Sep 27, 2013

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  7. Soil Health and Cover Crops Workshop is June 8 at Ohio State University South Centers

    Jun 8, 2013

    PIKETON, Ohio – Growers wanting to learn how to improve soil health and increase crop yields while reducing operating and input costs may want to consider using multi-functional cover crops, which can also improve water quality, reduce soil erosion and lower greenhouse gas emissions, a soil scientist from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.

  8. Power Farming: Ohio State Tests Bioenergy Crops for Fuel, Combustion

    Apr 8, 2013

    All across Ohio, a variety of grasses, shrubs and trees are being grown and analyzed to see how well they can produce something that is always in high demand: energy. Read More

  9. OSU Extension Conference Offers Education and Support for Conservation Tillage, March 5-6

    Jan 24, 2013

    When it became apparent that the dry spell many Ohio growers were experiencing last year would become the worst drought in 50 years, David Brandt wasn’t worried about how well corn and soybeans on his 1,150-acre farm would fare. Read More

  10. OSU Experts: Adapting Agriculture to Extreme Weather

    Jan 7, 2013

    From the record drought that covered much of the nation last year to Superstorm Sandy that caused an estimated $50 billion or more in damage in the Northeast and Midwest, extreme weather events plagued growers nationwide throughout 2012 and experts anticipate more in the future.  As a result, growers have to find ways to adapt agriculture to such conditions, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Read More

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