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Drew Hanks, Phd, Ohio State University

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 26, 2014

Drew Hanks is an assistant professor of consumer sciences in the Department of Human Sciences at Ohio State University.  He is also a member of Ohio State...

Apple Tree Viruses

Apples Updated: November 26, 2014

Virus diseases cause economic losses through lower yields and reduced quality of apples and apple products. In general, virus diseases in perennial crop...

The $75,000 Smile: Encouraging Customer Service in the School Lunchroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 26, 2014

In retail, customer service is paramount.  Research has shown that in customer service, a smile is contagious, leads to a better experience for the customer,...

Raising Japanese Quail

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: November 25, 2014

Japanese quail, like chickens and ducks, have been selectively bred for either meat or egg production. There is a niche market for specialty products such as...

Drugs Approved for Use in Conventional Poultry Production

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: November 25, 2014

NOTE Drugs may not be used in organic poultry production. However, organic producers may not withhold medical treatment from a sick animal in an effort to...

Raising Bobwhite Quail

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: November 25, 2014

Bobwhite quail. Source: John Anderson, Ohio State UniversityBobwhite quail are typically raised for one of two possible objectives. Bobwhite quail are most...

Dairy Cows Need Adequate But Not Excessive Amounts of Trace Minerals

Dairy Updated: November 25, 2014

This article is part of our series of original articles on emerging featured topics. Please check here to see other articles in this series.Providing the...

National Farmers Union Women's Conference January 17-21, 2015

Women in Agriculture Updated: November 25, 2014

Organic Vegetable Production Systems, Insect Management in Organic Farming Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: November 25, 2014

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with...

Organic Vegetable Production Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: November 25, 2014

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with...

Insect Management in Organic Farming Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: November 25, 2014

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with...

Webinars by eOrganic

Organic Agriculture Updated: November 25, 2014

Live and archived webinars on organic farming and research

Systems Organic Management Suppresses Cabbageworm Outbreaks: Evidence from 4 Long-term Organic Farms

Organic Agriculture Updated: November 25, 2014

Join eOrganic for a webinar on cabbageworm management on long-term organic farms. The webinar will take place on January 13, 2015 at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM...

A Certified Organic Winter Nursery for Corn Breeding

Organic Agriculture Updated: November 25, 2014

Join eOrganic for a webinar on running a certified organic winter nursery for corn breeding in Puerto Rico! The webinar will take place on December 16, 2014...

Equine Navicular Disease

Horses Updated: November 25, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyNavicular disease is an injury of the navicular bone of the front foot. Conformational faults or injury are the most...

Equine Gravel

Horses Updated: November 25, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyGravel is an infection that penetrates the white line of the hoof and travels up between the sensitive and insensitive...

Competitive English Horse Events

Horses Updated: November 25, 2014

Colleen Brady, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Purdue UniversityThere are many different competitive events and disciplines available for...

Relating Form to Function: Horse's Hindquarter

Horses Updated: November 25, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyThe horse's hindquarter should form a square when viewed from the side, regardless of the breed. The flatter and more...

Equine Blemishes: Splint

Horses Updated: November 25, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyA splint is a calcification or bony growth, usually occurring on the inside of the cannon bone of the front leg.A...

Eat Local. What’s the big deal?

Updated: November 25, 2014

Heading into the season of holiday feasting, consumers can’t escape the message: “Eat local.”Local is big. Robust buy/eat-local campaigns have sprung up in...

Mark S. Thorne, University of Hawaii

Rangelands Updated: November 24, 2014

Mark's extension and research interests are Rangeland Ecophysiology, Plant-Animal Interactions, Sustainable Grazing Management Practices, Foraging Efficiency...

Sherman Swanson, University of Nevada, Reno

Rangelands Updated: November 24, 2014

 Sherman spends 65% of his time as a State Range Extension Specialist where he leads the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Team....

Amy Shannon, University of Nevada, Reno

Rangelands Updated: November 24, 2014

Life Sciences LibrarianAmy Shannon is a Life Sciences Librarian responsible for agriculture, environmental sciences, biology, biochemistry, nutrition,...

How Livestock Learn About Foods and Locations

Updated: November 24, 2014

So what does an animal that has just eaten learn when a  person walks into its pen, catches it, and gives it a  capsule containing a toxin with a balling...

Animal Behavior Depends on Consequences

Updated: November 24, 2014

All animals behave as they do based on the consequences of their behavior. Every behavior has a consequence, and the likelihood of a behavior...

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