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Five myths surrounding the Veterinary Feed Directive News Item Jan 11, 2017 09:37 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – While it is true change can be a good thing, it rarely occurs without a learning curve. Not surprisingly, then, that is the case with the Veterinary Feed Directive after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently tightened the federal rule.
What is the Veterinary Feed Directive? News Item Dec 19, 2016 02:35 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – When the calendar turns in a few weeks, it will not only usher in a new year, but also tighter federal controls on the use of some antibiotics for food animals.
Solid science backing up stricter Veterinary Feed Directive News Item Dec 19, 2016 02:32 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – When tougher guidelines around the Veterinary Feed Directive go into effect next month, it will change the way producers, veterinarians and feed distributors obtain, dispense and use medically important antibiotics in the treatment of food animals.
Surviving family stress during the holidays News Item Dec 16, 2016 11:11 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – The holidays can get stressful enough without the potential for drama sparked by overheated debates and contentious conversation during the traditional family meal.
Preventing outdoor falls in the winter News Item Dec 16, 2016 11:07 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Slips and falls can happen so fast, especially outside in snowy or icy conditions. Of course, there are no guarantees against the occasional accident, but taking a few simple precautions could cut the chances of taking a tumble while outdoors this winter.
Be safe when using electric space heaters News Item Dec 16, 2016 11:02 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – When families want to ward off winter’s chill in a specific part of the home, electric space heaters may be good option.
Used safely, fuel-burning appliances make it easy to chase away the chill News Item Dec 16, 2016 10:59 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Fuel-burning appliances such as fireplaces and wood stoves are popular and reliable ways to chase away winter’s chill. However, operating these types of appliances, especially this time of year, does come with some risks.
Checking your credit after the holidays News Item Dec 12, 2016 10:25 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – It is hard enough to think about what is going to happen during the always hectic holiday season, let alone what to do after the wrapping paper stops flying and the refrigerator is bursting with leftovers. However, one task that should be at the top of everyone’s post-holiday to-do list is checking their credit report.
Medication safety during the holiday travel season News Item Dec 02, 2016 10:07 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – When you are scrambling to get on the road or rushing to prepare your home to host family and friends for the holidays, managing your medications is an easy detail to overlook.
Ladder safety News Item Nov 29, 2016 01:51 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – With chillier temperatures ahead, plenty of homeowners will be kept busy with light home maintenance projects such as clearing leaves and debris from the gutters and hanging holiday decorations, all tasks which will more than likely require a ladder.
Is it turkey or ham for the family holiday meal? News Item Nov 14, 2016 02:16 PM For lots of Oklahomans, the question of turkey, ham, both or neither for the holiday feast is settled by tradition and long before the oven is set to preheat. But, for those less bound by family customs, there are a number of considerations that can help guide meal planning.
Including vegetarians into holiday meals News Item Nov 14, 2016 02:15 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – What do you do when the guest list for the traditional holiday family meal includes someone who is vegetarian?
Avoiding fall, winter and holiday decorating hazards News Item Nov 14, 2016 10:35 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – With the arrival of fall, winter and a parade of major celebrations and holidays over the next few weeks, lots of families will get into the spirit by adding festive decorations.
Properly maintaining an emergency preparedness kit News Item Nov 14, 2016 10:04 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma families are strongly encouraged to prepare ahead of any potential natural disaster or possible crisis by setting aside some food and basic supplies as part of an emergency kit. But, in order for these kits to be truly effective, they do require a bit of light annual maintenance.
While shopping for holiday gifts remember all toys are not for all kids News Item Nov 11, 2016 09:46 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – With the holidays fast approaching, Oklahomans soon will be scouring store aisles and internet websites for the perfect gifts for the youngest charges on their holiday shopping lists.
Shopping safely online during the holidays News Item Nov 10, 2016 04:10 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – There are lots of advantages to shopping online – no lines, a broader range of product options and, in some cases, the best pricing. Following a few important precautions this holiday season will help make shopping from your computer or tablet as hassle free as possible.
Watch your wallet during the shopping season News Item Nov 10, 2016 04:07 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Unfortunately, thieves and fraudsters are as much a part of the holidays as brightly colored packages, sweet treats and warm family gatherings. That means shoppers need to keep a sharp eye out for those less interested in hunting up the perfect gift and more intent on stalking wallets and purses.
Use Daylight Savings Time as cue for fall, winter prep around the house News Item Oct 28, 2016 04:20 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Whether it is a string tied around a finger or an alert on a cell phone, reminders are good and often necessary things. In that spirit, homeowners can use Daylight Savings Time as a cue to begin preparing their houses and families for fall and winter.
Safely decorating with pumpkins News Item Oct 28, 2016 04:17 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – For those who like to celebrate fall or get into the Halloween spirit, decorating pumpkins can be a fun family activity as long as everyone is participating in a safe way.
Free educational conference to feature international cattle handling and stockmanship expert News Item Sep 29, 2016 09:53 AM STILLWATER, Okla. –Dr. Tom Noffsinger, international cattle handling and stockmanship expert, will make a return trip to Oklahoma this fall to headline the Merck Animal Health and Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Chisholm Trail Cattle Handling Conference.
Checking utilities in the aftermath of an earthquake News Item Sep 28, 2016 11:32 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – One top priority for homeowners after an earthquake is to ensure all utilities remain in proper working order.
Checking inside and outside the home for earthquake damage News Item Sep 28, 2016 11:27 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – In the aftermath of an earthquake, damage to homes, buildings and other structures may or may not be visible. That is why it is important to thoroughly check both inside and outside your property as soon as it is safe to do so.
Culinary training program serving up tasty results for Oklahoma students and school nutrition professionals News Item Sep 28, 2016 10:10 AM Although Nancy Sitler, child nutrition director for Sapulpa Public Schools, thought she and her staff were providing solid meal service in the six kitchens across the district, she was nervous about inviting an outside chef consultant to review operations.
Academic achievement program for Latino students finding big success in Oklahoma News Item Sep 27, 2016 09:42 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – With plenty of hard evidence confirming its strategy is working, Juntos, a unique program helping Latino students and their families hit all the right academic notes, is poised to expand its impact in Oklahoma.
Tips for safely riding a bike to school News Item Sep 01, 2016 12:57 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – While lots of Oklahoma students will travel to school by bus, some will arrive via a slightly different, but no less effective, mode of transportation: the bicycle.

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