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I am interested in starting an organic farming business. The property that I am currently looking at is surrounded by wheat and grass fields, as well as blueberries and hazelnut trees near by. Are these crops high pesticide and/or fertilizer use? If so, how likely is it that the spray will...

My homeschooler is interested in animal science as a career. How can we participate in 4-H activities?

Are twinkies good for me?

What is the life span of a hummingbird?

Hi! My father purchased a second home that has a forest deferral. We want to improve the forest, but don't know where or how to start. Might even need help getting an analysis of the property/forest conditions. We also, just this weekend, discovered the ponds have two Western Pond Turtles, and...

Hello, I am interested in starting a small farm. There are currently 7 people that I have partnered with and we are all interested in living and working on the farm. If you have any insight or suggestions on where to start and how to plan this undertaking they would be most appreciated. We are...

Do you have a receipe for quick pickling of ramps? Thanks.

How do I can bacon and ham or butter and milk? I find lots of information on the Web, but Extension Service information seems very limited. As people prepare for emergencies, more people are asking these questions. Freezing is not an option with power outages. Thanks for the information.

What is the cheapest action to take in a housing association that has over 500 azaleas infested with the azalea lace bug? They are already hatching out and moving to our rhodies. We decided to remove them and replant something that is not bothered by these or many other insects. Should we have...

Who represents OSU in Douglas County on both the forestland-urban interface fire protection committee AND the Douglas County forestland classification committee? When was he/she appointed? Any contact information?