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Oklahoma wheat producers hoping for positive harvest season

Lyndel Strain has been farming since 1951 – the year he graduated from high school. A lot has changed in the ensuing 65 years. In fact, some of the implements he used as a child helping his father on the family farm have found second lives as decorative elements in his yard.
Familiar face, familiar area, expanded focus: Josh Bushong assumes area agronomist role

ENID, Okla. – Josh Bushong, a familiar face to producers in northwestern Oklahoma as an Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension assistant specialist for winter canola, is now helping area farmers and ranchers tackle a broader range of agronomic challenges.
Upcoming webinar will focus on encouraging small business in rural communities

STILLWATER, Okla. – Rural community members looking to support and encourage local entrepreneurship are invited to connect to a live webinar to learn effective strategies and hear real-world examples from other small communities around the nation.
Treating a poison ivy rash

STILLWATER, Okla. – There are too many old wives’ tales to count about how to get rid of poison ivy. Some of the more dangerous include using bleach, or even gasoline, to try and dry up any rashes caused by the plant.
Problems with poison ivy

STILLWATER, Okla. – Randy has been sitting quietly on his couch all weekend, watching a marathon of his favorite western movies on TV. When his alarm rings at 5 a.m. Monday morning, he is surprised to find a rash from poison ivy making his arm uncontrollably itchy.
Do not confuse poison ivy with imposters

STILLWATER, Okla. – Poison ivy is nasty, commands attention and needs to be dealt with through management practices. However, misidentifying other plants as the itch-causing agent is a common occurrence.
Leaflets of three, let it be

STILLWATER, Okla. – A rash, red blisters and uncontrollable itching. Those who have been impacted by poison ivy are familiar with what it can do. Those who have not should consider themselves lucky.

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