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Paying attention to mental health during wildfire recovery News Item Apr 23, 2018 02:04 PM STILLWATER, Okla. (April 23, 2018) – After losing so much, families affected by the wildfires sweeping across western Oklahoma may be feeling emotionally overwhelmed, which raises the need to pay attention to potential mental health concerns.
Assessing damage outside and inside of homes after a wildfire News Item Apr 23, 2018 01:57 PM STILLWATER, Okla. (April 23, 2018) – Oklahomans affected by a wildfire may be wondering what to look for inside and outside when assessing the damage to their homes.
Safe water, food and medicine important after wildfire News Item Apr 23, 2018 01:51 PM STILLWATER, Okla. (April 23, 2018) – After a wildfire, the safety of water and food as well as medications are at the top of the priority list for affected families.
Safe water, food and medicine important after wildfire News Item Apr 20, 2018 08:11 AM STILLWATER, Okla. (April 20, 2018) – After a wildfire, the safety of water and food as well as medications are at the top of the priority list for affected families.
Flipping the switch on power outages News Item Apr 16, 2018 04:30 PM STILLWATER, Okla. (April 16, 2018) – Power outages happen, but families do not have to be left in the dark when the lights go out.
More dates announced for required training for dicamba herbicide applicators News Item Mar 23, 2018 04:41 PM STILLWATER, Okla. (March 23, 2018) – Additional dates in Oklahoma were announced for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved dicamba training.
Wheat producers facing tough call on nitrogen application News Item Mar 12, 2018 02:23 PM STILLWATER, Okla. (March 12, 2018) – Even after recent rains, Oklahoma wheat producers managing their crops for yield and grain quality are facing tough decisions about if, when and how much to fertilize at this critical juncture of the growing season.
Money savvy families put tax refunds to work News Item Mar 01, 2018 01:35 PM STILLWATER, Okla. (Feb. 14, 2018) – Despite the dread that visits annually during tax season, many Oklahomans often anticipate receiving a refund.
Wheat crop weed management heading into spring News Item Feb 23, 2018 09:07 AM STILLWATER, Okla. (Feb. 23, 2018) – As temperatures begin to warm and rain falls, wheat producers managing their crops for yield and grain quality may turn to herbicides to get a handle on grass and broadleaf weeds.
Simple strategies for successfully saving your cents News Item Feb 19, 2018 10:10 AM STILLWATER, Okla. (Feb. 19, 2018) – The truth is, spending money is often a lot easier than trying to save even a few dollars. But, it also is true that it is never too late to start socking something away for the future.
Tips for wishing your home a healthy new year News Item Feb 08, 2018 12:20 PM 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?
New training required for dicamba herbicide applicators News Item Jan 31, 2018 11:06 AM 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.
Producers urged to take part in 2017 Census of Agriculture News Item Jan 24, 2018 10:42 AM 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.
Revisiting the Veterinary Feed Directive one year later News Item Jan 19, 2018 08:09 AM 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?
Safely sending perishable holiday gifts News Item Dec 12, 2017 12:05 PM 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.
Loading up on lighter fare for the holidays News Item Dec 11, 2017 01:49 PM 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.
Making healthy choices at holiday gatherings News Item Dec 11, 2017 01:46 PM 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.
Picking holiday presents for the children News Item Dec 11, 2017 01:42 PM 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.
Serving up cookbooks as holiday gifts News Item Dec 07, 2017 02:10 PM 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.
Avoiding bed bugs before and after thrift store purchases News Item Nov 29, 2017 09:09 AM 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
Beware of bed bugs when thrift shopping News Item Nov 29, 2017 09:06 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Whether shoppers are on the hunt for the unique, vintage and collectible, or in need of everyday necessities such as dishes, clothing and even furniture, there are plenty of fun finds in thrift stores.
Do not feed the weeds News Item Nov 01, 2017 01:37 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Weeds are the enemy of any healthy crop and they can be difficult, frustrating adversaries. But, producers keeping a sharp eye on both the yield and the quality of their wheat crops are not heading into battle powerless.
Safely decorating with pumpkins News Item Oct 26, 2017 08:34 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Decorating pumpkins can be a fun way for families to celebrate fall or usher in the Halloween spirit, especially as long as everyone makes safety a priority.
Breeding wheat varieties for protein? Not so fast News Item Oct 18, 2017 12:44 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University wheat breeder Brett Carver does not resemble the stereotypical image of a mad scientist at work. However, he and the rest of the OSU Wheat Improvement Team, an interdisciplinary team of researchers, display mad skills when it comes to fulfilling their charge of developing high-performing wheat varieties that thrive in Oklahoma, while more than satisfying the needs of bakers and millers everywhere.
Balancing yield and protein content in a wheat crop News Item Oct 12, 2017 12:15 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – With Oklahoma wheat producers heading into another growing season, the bottom line will be top of mind, as always, and for many, that means focusing squarely on yield, yield, yield.

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