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Go green when you clean News Item Apr 07, 2017 03:40 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – The phrase “clean green” actually has nothing to do with the cleanliness of money in your wallet and everything to do with the quality of the air circulating in your humble abode.
Beware of warm-weather poison hazards News Item Apr 07, 2017 03:37 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – As the springtime temperatures emerge, Oklahomans will steadily become more active both inside and outside their homes. As they begin working around the house or meeting friends and family for outdoor activities, it will be important to always keep safety in mind.
Protecting children and pets from window falls News Item Apr 07, 2017 03:33 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – After a long winter, it is hard to resist the urge to fling open the windows and invite in spring’s warmer temperatures. But, families should remain watchful to ensure small children and pets do not fall out of an open window.
Save energy, money while keeping cool this spring, summer News Item Apr 07, 2017 03:30 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Triple digit temperatures can literally make Oklahoma a hot spot in the summertime, but keeping the house cool when the heat is on does not have to scorch the wallet and singe the budget.
Making sure babies sleep safely News Item Mar 22, 2017 03:31 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Everyone likes curling into a favorite position for a nap or good night’s sleep and babies are no different. But, for little ones, the most comfortable position may not always be the safest.
New federal regulations make infant sling carriers safer News Item Mar 22, 2017 03:25 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Lots of parents and caregivers prefer to transport babies snuggled against their bodies using infant sling carriers. Recently tightened mandatory federal standards for the devices are designed to increase their safety and prevent possible injuries or death.
Early trailblazers helped ensure Extension serves all Oklahomans News Item Feb 16, 2017 01:41 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – For more than 100 years, the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service has been fulfilling its mission of enhancing the lives of all Oklahomans.
OSU, DASNR preparing students for a diverse world News Item Feb 10, 2017 02:47 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Listen closely to folks around Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and you may hear talk of manners. Maybe they are referring to common courtesies, but there also is a chance they are alluding to Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences, or MANRRS.
New NIMFFAB director Kitty Cardwell took scenic route to OSU News Item Feb 03, 2017 03:01 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Kitty Cardwell, the new director of the National Institute for Microbial Forensics and Food and Agricultural Biosecurity at Oklahoma State University, sits at her desk in the Henry Bellmon Research Center on a Tuesday morning in April.
One family’s farm story News Item Feb 03, 2017 03:00 PM As hard as it might be to imagine, 75-year-old Ruelle Kinslow’s current Kingfisher County address is the only one he’s ever known.
Cardwell named head of national research lab at OSU News Item Feb 03, 2017 02:48 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Kitty Cardwell was appointed as the new director of the National Institute for Microbial Forensics and Food and Agricultural Biosecurity at Oklahoma State University.
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.

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