REGISTER NOW FOR FOODPRENEUR SCHOOL ONLINE, APRIL 14TH & 21ST
Where: (Online) Zoom
To Register: www.osu.edu/foodschool
For more infomation: 419-910-6057
Farm Office Live to Analyze USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative April 5, 2021
By Barry Ward, David Marrison, Peggy Hall, Dianne Shoemaker and Julie Strawser – Ohio State University Extension
April’s Farm Office Live will focus on details of the USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative announced on March 24, 2021. Changes were made in effort to reach a greater share of farming operations and improve USDA pandemic assistance.
During the webinar, we will be sharing details about the pandemic initiative and discussing some of the changes made to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Our Farm Office Team will also provide a legislative update and discuss changes to the Paycheck Protection Program and Employee Retention Credits. They will also be on hand to answer your questions and address any related issues.
Two live sessions will be offered on Wednesday, April 7, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. and again on Friday, April 9, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. A replay will be available on the Farm Office website if you cannot attend the live event.
Farm Office Live is a webinar series addressing the latest outlook and updates on ag law, farm management, ag economics, farm business analysis and other related issues. It is presented by the faculty and educators with the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
To register or view past recordings, visit https://go.osu.edu/farmofficelive.
For more information or to submit a topic for discussion, email Julie Strawser at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Farm Office at 614-292-2433.
Virtual Southwest Ohio Perennial School
Spring Pesticide Safety Reminders
You probably worked on your sprayer and other major equipment over the winter to gear up for pesticide applications. Have you put any effort into preparing for applicator safety? Click here to read an article containing some questions to ask yourself in preparation for the season.
Job Opening with Ohio Department of Agriculture
Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Gypsy Moth Program is looking for someone to perform field work as a gypsy moth trap tender in our area. The period of work is from mid-May into August, when the work is completed. The person must be reliable, work independently and still meet deadlines, have a good driving record and reliable transportation, and is of legal age to enter into a contract.
Contact Brian Burke at 614-995-1487 or email@example.com for more information pertaining to the job.
Click Here to find out more information about the Gypsy Moth Program.
Tick Tock -- A Timely Update on Ticks, Diseases & Prevention
Water Quality Wednesdays January 2021-April 2021
Where: (Online) Zoom
To Register: www.osu.edu/WQW
For more infomation: 419-910-6057
Spotted Lanternfly Found in Jefferson County Ohio
On October 19th, a resident of Mingo Junction located just south of Steubenville, Ohio spotted a dead adult Spotted Lanternfly. The Ohio Department of Agriculture was contacted and later confirmed and identified a small population of the invasive pest. ODA, USDA, ODNR, Ohio State University Extension, and Ohio Grape Industries Committee have been working together to survey, trap, and provide educational outreach of the spotted lanternfly. SLF is very fond of grape vines, fruit trees, hops, blueberry, oaks, pines, poplar, and pine trees. The Ailanthus tree or also known as tree of heaven is a host plant. If you see a spotted lanternfly on your property please call ODA, ODNR or the Adams county Extension Office at (937) 544-2339 To see what this pest looks like or more information go to this link - https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/plant-health/news-and-events/10-27-20-slf-jefferson-county
2020 FSR Alfalfa Varieties
Wanting to learn more about new and improved alfalfa varieties and genetics? See the video below for help!
Stockpiling Forage Video
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Grape Harvest is Underway!
This week, Richard Purdin had the privilege to stop by a local vineyard getting ready for harvest. The two varieties in the pictures are Norton and Chardonal. These two varieties are commonly grown in Ohio and harvested for wine production. Southern Ohio is a great area for grape production, with the long growing season and well drained soils that grapes love so much. But, there are many challenges of growing grapes in Ohio. One of many challenges is our weather. Cold winters and excess moisture can cause many problems from winter kill and disease pressure. For this grower, 2020 presented many challenges such as a late freeze in May, excess moisture in the spring, and then a dry growing season. Yields are expected to be lower due to those challenges. Even with these challenges the market for wine is very strong and more and more wineries are looking for Ohio grown grapes. If you would like to learn more about wine production in Ohio go to https://southcenters.osu.edu/horticulture/fruits/wine-grapes.
iBook for Weed Identification
Click here for the link to the iBook.
National Pest Alert-Palmer Amaranth
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Speak Up for the Dairy Producers
Click Here for an Article published by Pro Ag explaining Senate Bill s-1640 known as the Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act. The Act is up for possible reintroduction. Calling your senators and congress men and woman and telling them to reintroduce this bill is important for allowing our local Dairy producers to sustainably produce and market their milk. Get more information by clicking the link.
Haybuster 10’ No-Till Drill for rent
The Adams Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) has this machine to rent. Click here for more information.
Master Gardener Program
You could be a Master Gardener if:
• You want to learn more about plants and gardening.
• You are eager to participate in a practical and intensive training program.
• You enjoy sharing your knowledge with others.
• You have the time to attend training and serve your community as a volunteer.
Call the Brown County office at 937-378-6716 to be placed on a list for future trainings.