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    Traveling with 4-H Teens

    Jul 22, 2019

    Traveling with young people can be a very rewarding experience. In order to be successful, chaperones must be prepared and understand proper policies and procedures. Additionally, chaperones must avoid generalizing to teen characteristics, understand the developmental needs of participants and think about how to create a youth-adult partnership throughout the experience (Curtis, 2015).
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    Norovirus: A Different Type of Foodborne Illness

    May 15, 2012

    A common statement frequently heard when unwelcome diarrhea or vomiting occurs is, "It must be something I ate." Often it can be traced to improper handling of food; however, norovirus can be spread through both food and nonfood sources. You can get norovirus from eating contaminated food or water, coming into contact with someone who has norovirus, or touching contaminated surfaces and then putting unwashed hands in or around your mouth.
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    Shiitake Mushroom Production: Steps to Cultivation and Considerations for Production

    Nov 14, 2023

    The majority of Ohio’s 8.1 million acres of forestland could benefit from timber stand improvement (TSI) or related forest-management practices. One of the disincentives for practicing TSI is that landowners often do not get an immediate economic return when they remove low-quality trees from their woodlot. Many rural landowners are also exploring possibilities for alternative crops and sources of income.