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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.
State beef checkoff vote set for Nov. 1 News Item Sep 29, 2017 11:58 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma cattle producers will vote on a proposed state beef checkoff next month.
Oklahoma school nutrition professionals earn a chance to work with trained chef News Item Sep 22, 2017 08:21 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – School nutrition professionals from 15 Oklahoma schools and school districts will team up with a trained chef this semester to cook up fresher, tastier cafeteria offerings and whip up a sweeter overall dining experience.
Plan now before a disaster strikes News Item Sep 11, 2017 03:32 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – What will you and your family do when a disaster strikes?
Avoid potentially deadly hazards after a natural disaster News Item Sep 11, 2017 03:26 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – In the aftermath of a natural disaster, it often takes time for life to return to normal for affected families. During that recovery period families should remain aware of several potentially deadly hazards.
Fire safety for college students News Item Sep 11, 2017 03:24 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – With students returning to their colleges and universities for the new school year, now is a good time to think about ways they can stay fire safe whether they live on or off campus.
Snap, click and 4-H wins in county fair social media contest News Item Sep 01, 2017 10:28 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma 4-H’ers have a chance to win $1,500 in a snap … of a picture, that is.
Take care not to damage eyes during must-see solar eclipse News Item Aug 16, 2017 03:35 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Scientists and science geeks alike agree the upcoming total solar eclipse is must-see viewing, but watching all the action go down is not without danger.
Lonerider completes trio of 2017 OSU wheat releases News Item Aug 02, 2017 10:42 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – With planting season fast approaching, wheat producers now have one more variety to consider as Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources released Lonerider.
Extracurricular activities help kids make the grade, learn life lessons News Item Jul 26, 2017 11:37 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Books and lectures are not the only ways students pick up important lessons and skills during the school year. Extracurricular activities provide a range of benefits to participants almost as limitless as the slate of options available to them.
For parents, empty nest can be full of promise News Item Jul 26, 2017 11:35 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – What’s next? That is the looming question many Oklahoma families will face this fall when they usher the youngest child out of the house and, in a moment of hand-wringing fear and giddy excitement, officially empty the proverbial nest.
Calming those new-school-year jitters News Item Jul 26, 2017 11:33 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – When the new school year begins this fall, there is bound to be lots of excitement, but also some nerves for both students and their parents.
Breakfast helps set the stage for academic success News Item Jul 26, 2017 11:30 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Mornings during the school year can be a hectic blur for both parents and students trying to get out the door, but that should not be an excuse to skip breakfast.
College students should budget, too News Item Jul 26, 2017 11:27 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – It is true, college students are not known for having a lot of money, but that does not take away the need for a budget. In fact, it may be even more important to know how much is coming in and going out of the bank account.
Safely walking and riding a bicycle to school News Item Jul 21, 2017 10:44 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – When school begins this fall, many Oklahoma students will arrive by bus or car, while others will walk or ride bicycles, and that means keeping some important safety precautions in mind.

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