Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: 'Rik!' Sting! Yow! (for the Week of July 22, 2007)
July 19, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: You said some fish make sounds. Well, last night my dad took me fishing. I caught a bullhead catfish. And you know what it did? It made sounds! "Rik-rik-rik!" Like that! A. Bullhead catfish indeed can make sounds. And ...
Chow Line: Whole grain products on the rise (for 3/16/08)
March 6, 2008 I read that only 7 percent of Americans eat three servings of whole grains a day. Is that accurate? That's actually a more difficult question to answer than you might think. A November 2007 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...
Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Whole Lot of Nurdles Going On (for the Week of May 17, 2009)
May 17, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: Why are we talking about nurdles? A. Well, sometimes we spill them. Q. And? A. Well, there's a lot of them. Factories make something like 250 billion pounds of nurdles a year. (Remember, nurdles are plastic pellets. They ...
OARDC Farmer's Market Is Today (8/18)
August 18, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio — The OARDC Mid-week Farmer's Market takes place today (8/18) from 3-6 p.m. in the Fisher Auditorium parking lot at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave. Fresh local produce, ba ...
CD Weekly Wire- June 24, 2013
AD Update: The Time is Now for Multi-State Collaboration A couple of weeks ago the North Central CD program leaders spent a day discussing how we might better meet programming needs in the region. It was the first of three scheduled face-to-face conversat ...
CD Weekly Wire- June 17, 2013
AD Update: Summer Unit Meeting: Final Preparations Next week (Wednesday, June 26) the CD Unit will be meeting in Harrison County. Our day begins at 9:00 a.m. at the farm of Dick and Kaye Clay (on U.S. 22 about a mile east of the U.S. 22/S.R. 800 junction) ...
CD Weekly Wire- June 10, 2013
AD Update: Monthly Mileage Submission Requirements and Tips Being the start of June, last week was a busy time for mileage reimbursement requests for May. I worked up a short note on this topic for the ANR folks last week and realized it probably has some ...
CD Weekly Wire- June 3, 2013
AD Update: Interim Assignment: Opportunities and Challenges You may have noticed a note from Director Keith Smith last Friday, mentioning a new temporary assignment for me as Assistant Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources. This interim role is in ...
CD Weekly Wire- May 28, 2013
AD Update: Summer Unit Meeting Update Last week we discussed Research in View as a collaborative tool and the north central region collaborative impact indicators project (to read more, go here). This week we will discuss an upcoming collaborative event t ...
CD Weekly Wire- May 20, 2013
AD Update: Collaboration: Always ‘In Season’ As we wrap up the annual performance review ‘season’ I have had many chances to read formal written feedback from colleagues and clientele. Such excellent evaluative feedback is a testament to the quality of o ...