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  1. Pantry Food Storage

    Dec 9, 2010

    How long will a food stay safe to eat and still have the same nutrient content it had when purchased? Storing food in the pantry usually means keeping it in cool, clean cabinets. Cabinets tend to be warmer above the range, near the dishwasher, or next to the refrigerator exhaust. These are good places to store dishes, pots, and pans, but these cabinets are too warm for keeping food safe and at top nutritional quality.
  2. Refrigerator Storage

    Dec 9, 2010

    Restoring certain foods in the refrigerator is a sensible way to extend the quality, safety, and nutritional value of your groceries.
  3. Renewable Energy Policy Series: Ohio SB 221

    Oct 19, 2010

    The future of renewable energy in Ohio appears bright. The ever increasing demand for energy, the desire to decrease dependency on fossil fuels, environmental concerns, and green energy job creation are all factors driving the development of alternative energy. In addition, state legislation has recently established policy requirements that will also stimulate the future development of alternative energy in Ohio.
  4. Reducing Conflict over Child Support

    Sep 21, 2010

    Financial Realities of Divorce Possibly the most explosive issue in the divorce process and in the post-divorce period is money. If financial disagreements were a concern during the marriage, money is also likely to be an issue after the divorce. There is research to indicate that finances are a source of conflict for half of divorced co-parents. Most divorced parents can expect a lifestyle change. Stretching income to cover two households results in less money for each household. This means a lower level of living for everyone.
  5. Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling

    Sep 7, 2010

    Soil microorganisms exist in large numbers in the soil as long as there is a carbon source for energy. A large number of bacteria in the soil exists, but because of their small size, they have a smaller biomass. Actinomycetes are a factor of 10 times smaller in number but are larger in size so they are similar in biomass to bacteria. Fungus population numbers are smaller but they dominate the soil biomass when the soil is not disturbed.
  6. Know The Rules When Employing Minors on Your Farm

    Aug 30, 2010

    Young people often have a desire to work on farms and many are excellent employees. However, as an employer, there are certain rules and regulations you need to be aware of before you decide to hire a young person. Understanding and following these regulations will protect you and keep your business in compliance with the law.
  7. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio Forests: Bush Honeysuckle

    Aug 16, 2010

    Amur, Morrow, and Tartarian honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.)
  8. Parental Involvement Can Reduce the Risk of Teen Pregnancy

    Aug 4, 2010

    Each year, almost 750,000 women aged 15–19 become pregnant. A sexually active teen who does not use contraceptives has a 90% chance of becoming pregnant within a year. Trends
  9. Don't Clash Over Cash

    Aug 4, 2010

    When asked how much money is enough, a wealthy individual replied, "Just a little bit more." Most families find there is never enough money, so sooner or later they squabble about how to spend the limited dollars. Meshing different styles of handling money doesn't just happen because people love each other. It takes effective communication, time, and effort. Couples often have a harder time resolving money issues than other conflicts. Money issues tend to be raised repeatedly and are more likely to be mishandled.
  10. After You Say “I Do”: Adjusting to Marriage

    Jul 6, 2010

    Who is this person I married? Who am I becoming in this relationship? Is marriage supposed to be this hard? If you find yourself asking these questions, you're not alone. All married couples go through periods of adjustment. Adjusting to marriage involves uniting two sets of perceptions, expectations, needs, goals, and personalities.