“Planning for the Future Your Farm” Workshop

Where: (Online) Zoom
When: Feb. 15, 22 & March 1, 2021 -- 6:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $40 per farm family
To Register: go.osu.edu/farmsuccession
For more infomation: David Marrison at the Coshocton County Extension office at 740-622-2265 or by email at marrison.2@osu.edu.


Water Quality Wednesdays January 2021-April 2021

Where: (Online) Zoom
Cost: FREE
To Register: www.osu.edu/WQW
For more infomation: 419-910-6057

For more details about the 2021 Winter Beef Programs and free registration, click this link go.osu.edu/2021beefschool


The Dirt on Soil Health: Investing Below the Surface

Join OSU Extension online this winter for a Thursday morning series about soil health. Starting on January 14, we will dig below the surface to investigate new developments in soil health and soil management. All sessions are 8:00-8:30 a.m. and feature a variety of speakers from Ohio and beyond. The series is free, but participants must register at go.osu.edu/soilhealth2021.

ARC/PLC for the 2021 Program Year

Location: Zoom Webinar Cost: Free
Register: go.osu.edu/arcplc2021

Join OSU Extension for a webinar on the ARC/PLC decision for the 2021 program year including updates on current market outlook and decision-tool calculators available to evaluate options. There is no cost to attend these meetings, but registration is required.

Tackling Spring Operations with Reduced Working Days

Location: Zoom Webinar Cost: Free
Register: go.osu.edu/precisionu

Changing weather patterns have led to fewer days available in the spring to complete planting, spraying, and fertilizing. University and industry experts will share research results and technology available to help you work smarter and more efficiently.


High Tunnel and Season Extension School

The OSU Specialty Crops Team and Ohio Controlled Environment Agriculture Center is excited to offer a live virtual High Tunnel and Season Extension School in January and February 2021. The program will include six live sessions addressing questions raised by growers ranging in experience from beginner to advanced. Sessions are interactive, last one hour, and cover two key subjects. Registration is free and you may sign-up for as many sessions as you wish. Please see the schedule below for the dates and session topics. All sessions are virtual and will be from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET on the days listed (Tuesdays in January and February 2021).

Please follow this link for registration details: https://go.osu.edu/high-tunnel-school-21

 Questions: Please contact Matt Kleinhenz (kleinhenz.1@osu.edu)

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

Check out the video at the link below: 










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

Click here for more informtion.

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.