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Kids need fiber, too News Item Apr 04, 2014 01:15 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Most parents try hard to feed their children healthy meals. But, one crucial nutrient often left off the menu is fiber.
Extension recreating demonstration train whistle stop for centennial celebration News Item Apr 03, 2014 02:34 PM These days the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) uses a blend of 21st century technology to help fulfill its mission of helping Oklahomans live the best lives possible. In addition to a strong social media presence, Extension’s two weekly television shows – SUNUP (agriculture) and Oklahoma Gardening – boast more than 2.5 million views on YouTube.
Physical activity important for older adults with diabetes News Item Mar 10, 2014 10:02 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Anyone living with diabetes or at risk for it knows watching the waistline and staying active play a big role in proactively dealing with the disease. But, finding just the right balance between weight loss and exercise is especially crucial to the rising number of older adults managing the condition.
Is earthquake insurance for you? News Item Feb 26, 2014 10:22 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Most Oklahomans have insurance covering their homes and businesses in case tornadoes roar overhead. But, fewer are protected against damage to their property when the ground rumbles underfoot.
Culinary program aimed at cooking up fresher, tastier school meals News Item Feb 24, 2014 10:35 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – A broad effort to put even more flavorful sizzle and nutritional pop in recently upgraded school breakfast and lunch menus will get underway in earnest in Oklahoma this summer.
Wisely spend your tax refund News Item Feb 12, 2014 10:07 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – If you are lucky enough to have a tax refund coming your way, ignore for a moment the visions dancing in your head of all the ways you plan to spend the funds. Instead think about putting at least a few of those coins to work for you. No, seriously.
Extension set to celebrate centennial in 2014 News Item Jan 24, 2014 09:01 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) kicked off its celebration of 100 years of extending knowledge and changing lives of Oklahomans.
Be safe when using electric space heaters News Item Dec 16, 2013 10:36 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – With temperatures slowly making their annual nosedive in Oklahoma, all of us will be seeking ways to stay toasty warm throughout the winter months.
Fireplace and wood stove safety News Item Dec 16, 2013 10:34 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – When the weather outside is frightful, there is nothing better than a roaring fire to chase away the chill. To take full advantage of the cozy warmth, be sure to follow a few common sense precautions to cut the risk of a home fire.
Go green when you clean News Item Dec 16, 2013 10:32 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – The phrase “clean green” has nothing to do with the cleanliness of your money. But it is a call to be more mindful of the products you use to tidy your humble abode.
OSU researchers earn $600,000 USDA grant to study sediment in Fort Cobb watershed News Item Dec 12, 2013 09:35 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – A team of Oklahoma State University researchers is set to study the best strategies for safeguarding water supplies in Oklahoma and the Midwest after earning a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant totaling more than a half million dollars.
Parents can help curb school drop out News Item Dec 09, 2013 11:28 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – While the holiday season can bring lots of good cheer, it is also about the time of year some Oklahoma students may be on the verge of making the unhappy decision to drop out of school.
Know your winter weather terms News Item Dec 05, 2013 03:12 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – With major winter storms bearing down on Oklahoma, understanding which weather terms mean what will give you the traction you need to safely survive the season.
Federal energy efficiency tax credits ending in 2013 News Item Dec 03, 2013 03:24 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – If you are planning to do some home improvements to make your home more energy efficient, now is the time to take action. Multiple federal energy efficiency tax credits are set to expire permanently at the end of the year.
Handling food safely helps ensure good time during holiday meals News Item Nov 18, 2013 02:28 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Families and friends will soon be gathering around elaborate meals to celebrate the holidays. No matter the time of year or occasion, though, hosts should keep food safety in mind while laying out the spread.
New FDA ruling will help ID gluten-free foods News Item Nov 11, 2013 11:29 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – It is hard to miss all the products lining grocery store shelves proclaiming to be “gluten-free.” Have you ever wondered about the accuracy of those claims?
Gluten-free diets not for everyone News Item Nov 11, 2013 11:16 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – With the rising popularity of gluten-free diets and the wide variety of products catering to the lifestyle, it might make you wonder if you are missing out on something important.
Managing kids’ screen time is important News Item Nov 06, 2013 04:31 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – The rise of new media requires new rules for monitoring kids’ screen time.
Battle against foodborne illness starts at the store News Item Nov 06, 2013 04:27 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – With the holidays fast approaching, veteran and rookie cooks alike will be dashing into the kitchen to create special family meals. But, no matter the time of year, observing some basic precautions can prevent foodborne illnesses well before you turn on the oven.
Spiders are not all bad News Item Oct 29, 2013 02:32 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Yes, they have four times as many legs as humans, and for a few weeks each year, they might be used to wring screams of terror from unsuspecting victims, but the truth is spiders are mostly peace loving friends of the environment.
Registration deadline upcoming for Nov. 1 Rural Economic Outlook Conference News Item Oct 21, 2013 10:33 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Agribusiness leaders interested in gaining insight into the latest industry trends should plan to attend the 2013 Rural Economic Outlook Conference Nov. 1 on Oklahoma State University’s Stillwater campus.
OSU hosting annual Rural Economic Outlook Conference Nov. 1 News Item Oct 02, 2013 12:10 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Agribusiness leaders interested in gaining insight into the latest industry trends should register now for the 2013 Rural Economic Outlook Conference next month on Oklahoma State University’s Stillwater campus.
Register now for the 2013 Master Cattleman Summit News Item Sep 25, 2013 03:50 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Cattle producers interested in improving the profitability and sustainability of their ranches are encouraged to register now for the 2013 Master Cattleman Summit at Oklahoma State University’s Stillwater campus next month.
Oklahoma counties SET to take part in national economic development initiative News Item Sep 25, 2013 10:06 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Two regions in Oklahoma were chosen for SET – “Stronger Economies Together,” a national partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development and the Cooperative Extension Service.
Storm shelter basics News Item Sep 13, 2013 02:59 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – The recent volatile and tragic spring storm season has plenty of Oklahomans thinking seriously about adding the extra protection of a shelter in their homes.

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