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RNECE-South Training Webinar: Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) Change in SNAP-Ed and EFNEP Programs

Community Nutrition Education Updated: August 29, 2015

 The SNAP-Ed/EFNEP South Regional Center of Excellence in Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (RNECE-South) hosted the first of an ongoing series of...

Food Inventories Document Behavior Change in Hispanic Women

Community Nutrition Education Updated: August 29, 2015

Susan Algert,  the Nutrition Family and Consumer Science Advisor for Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco Counties (recently retired), published this...

OSU Teaching Students about Garden to Table

Community Nutrition Education Updated: August 29, 2015

 OSU Extension Franklin County and OSU Wexner Medical Center have combined our efforts to teach over 260 youth about eating healthy plant based recipes. The...

False Unicorn or Fairy Wand (Chamaelirium luteum)

Forest Farming Updated: August 28, 2015

False unicorn or fairy wand [Chamaelirium luteum (L.) A. Gray], member of the Liliaceae family, is native to North America with a natural range stretching...

School Food Recovery Programs – What are they and how do we get started?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 28, 2015

Did you know that over 30% of food in the US is wasted? In 2013, the USDA and EPA took action by launching the US Food Waste Challenge to encourage everyone,...

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis L.)

Forest Farming Updated: August 28, 2015

Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis L., is a member of the Papaveraceae family. It is a native spring wildflower that grows in rich woodlands of North America...

Dallas Schools Go Lean and Green for a Day!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 28, 2015

“You are what you eat!" is a notion that implies that to achieve optimal health, we must fuel our bodies with good nutrition.  As a society, we are beginning...

Summer Food Safety: Tips for Parents & Kids

Food Safety Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 28, 2015

Summer recess is just around the corner, and kids and parents alike can look forward to fun outdoor activities such as pool parties, BBQs, camping trips,...

Professional Standards in School Foodservice: How Smarter Lunchrooms Can Help

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 28, 2015

During this webinar, Kathryn Hoy, Manager of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs,  introduces and briefly reviews the new...

Students Market Oatmeal and Boost School Meal Participation

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 28, 2015

The Smarter Lunchroom Movement applies research based techniques to improve student eating behaviors. It  identifies six principles which can influence...

Invasive Forest Plants

The following are a few of the many non-native plants that affect forest health within the United States:For other Invasive Species that affect the health of...

Birdsfoot Trefoil as a Forage on Organic Dairy Farms Webinar by eOrganic

Organic Agriculture Updated: August 26, 2015

This webinar took place on May 15, 2014. The inclusion of highly digestible legumes like birdsfoot trefoil (BFT) in pasture plantings can increase the...

Direct Marketing Channels & Strategy for Organic Products

Organic Agriculture Updated: August 26, 2015

eOrganic author:Garry Stephenson, Oregon State UniversityFarmers approach direct marketing in a variety of ways using single or multiple channels. The goal...

Christy Anderson Brekken

Agricultural and Food Law Updated: August 26, 2015

 Christy Anderson Brekken is an Instructor and Research Associate in the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. She...

Brassicas and Mustards for Cover Cropping in Organic Farming

Organic Agriculture Updated: August 26, 2015

Source:Adapted from: Clark, A. (ed.) 2007. Managing cover crops profitably. 3rd ed. National SARE Outreach Handbook Series Book 9. National Agricultural...

Radishes – A New Cover Crop for Organic Farming Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: August 26, 2015

Over the past decade, radishes have been redefined; once known almost exclusively as a pungent vegetable, radishes have recently gained recognition for their...

Managing Squash Bugs in Organic Farming Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: August 26, 2015

eOrganic author:William E. Snyder, Department of Entomology, Washington State University - PullmanThis article examines the biology and management of squash...

Legume Inoculation for Organic Farming Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: August 26, 2015

eOrganic author:Dr. Julie Grossman, North Carolina State UniversityLegumes growing together with soil bacteria called rhizobia work together to take...

Making and Using Compost for Organic Farming

Organic Agriculture Updated: August 26, 2015

eOrganic authors:Emily Marriott, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignEd Zaborski, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignComposting transforms raw...

Records Needed for Organic Poultry Certification

Organic Agriculture Updated: August 26, 2015

eOrganic authors:Devon Patillo, CCOFDr. Jacquie Jacob Ph.D., University of KentuckyOrganic poultry producers are required to keep records to demonstrate...

Fire Blight Control for Organic Orchards: Moving Beyond Antibiotics

Organic Agriculture Updated: August 26, 2015

eOrganic author:David Granatstein, Washington State UniversityFire blight is a serious disease of apple and pear caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora....

Can I Use This Input on My Organic Farm?

Organic Agriculture Updated: August 26, 2015

eOrganic authors:Nick Andrews, Oregon State UniversityBrian Baker, Organic Materials Research Institute Jim Riddle, University of MinnesotaThe National...

Biology and Management of Pickleworm and Melonworm in Organic Curcurbit Production Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: August 26, 2015

eOrganic author:Dr. Geoff Zehnder, Professor, Department of Entomology and Coordinator, IPM & Sustainable Agriculture Programs, Clemson UniversityScientific...

Managing Cucumber Beetles in Organic Farming Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: August 26, 2015

eOrganic author:William E. Snyder, Department of Entomology, Washington State University - PullmanThis article examines the biology and management of...

Purple Nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus) in Greater Depth

Organic Agriculture Updated: August 26, 2015

eOrganic author:Dr. Mark Schonbeck, Virginia Association for Biological FarmingPurple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus) is a colony-forming perennial weed that...

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