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Avoiding bed bugs before and after thrift store purchases
STILLWATER, Okla. – Thrift-store shopping can be fun and often has the added benefit of reducing the wear and tear on the family budget. It is not without some risks, though. Picking up second-hand household goods, clothing and furniture could lead to increased exposure to bed bugs
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Serving up cookbooks as holiday gifts
STILLWATER, Okla. – Wondering what to get the foodie on your holiday list? Or perhaps you are stumped on what to give the hard-to-shop-for friend or family member who has everything. Well, everyone has to eat, right? Cookbooks can make great gifts, especially when they closely match the receiver’s interests and abilities.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Picking holiday presents for the children
STILLWATER, Okla. – As shoppers get into the holiday spirit, keeping a few gift-giving guidelines top of mind while picking presents for young ones can help ensure the season is safe as well as merry and bright.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Making healthy choices at holiday gatherings
STILLWATER, Okla. – Anyone trying to follow a healthy lifestyle knows it is tough enough to stay on track on a regular day or week. It only becomes harder during the gauntlet of holiday gatherings.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Loading up on lighter fare for the holidays
STILLWATER, Okla. – Sharing rich, delicious traditional and favorite dishes with family and friends is often part of what makes the holidays so special. No worries for anyone watching the waistline, though. There are plenty of tips and tricks for health-conscious folks on the hook for hosting the family meal or contributing to the feast.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Safely sending perishable holiday gifts
STILLWATER, Okla. – What is a family to do if an out-of-town loved one cannot make it home for the holidays but loves turkey and dressing? Mailing perishable homemade goods or sending items via mail order is certainly a viable option for gift givers. Following some food safety tips will help avoid the risk of foodborne illness.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Revisiting the Veterinary Feed Directive one year later
STILLWATER, Okla. – When stricter federal guidelines on the use of some antibiotics for food animals went into effect last year, producers all over the nation, including Jerry Meek in Ada, had a decision to make. Should he spend the time and money to get a Veterinarian Feed Directive authorization from his veterinarian to continue treating his herd of about 30 cows?
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Producers urged to take part in 2017 Census of Agriculture
STILLWATER, Okla. (Jan. 24, 2018) – Oklahoma producers large and small, rural and urban, are encouraged to participate in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The deadline for turning in the census questionnaire is Feb. 5.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
New training required for dicamba herbicide applicators
STILLWATER, Okla. (Jan. 25, 2018) – Applicators planning to use specific dicamba herbicides labelled for the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop SystemTM for soybeans and cotton must complete U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved dicamba training before spraying these products this year.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Tips for wishing your home a healthy new year
STILLWATER, Okla. (Feb. 8, 2018) – People have all sorts of New Year’s resolutions. Some want to get slimmer, some want to save more money, some want to try new experiences. Well, what about wanting a healthy home?
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu

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