Corn Newsletter : 2019-27

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C.O.R.N. Newsletter is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry. C.O.R.N. Newsletter is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, state specialists at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). C.O.R.N. Newsletter questions are directed to Extension and OARDC state specialists and associates at Ohio State.

Tickets Available for Farm Science Review 2019

SEPTEMBER 17, 18, & 19 2019

Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Presale tickets are available for $7 from your local OSU Extension Office now through September 13th and support your local Extension Office.  Children 5 and under are free.

Tickets at the gate are $10 each.

For more information about this years review, visit this link.

Pesticide Container Recycling Day

Friday September 20, 2019

11:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Monday September 23, 2019

9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Location:  Nutrien Ag Solutions (Melvin Location)

6704 E US Highway 22 3, Wilmington, OH 45177

What can be Recycled?

Agriculture Pesticides Containers -jugs, drums up to 55 gallons, and mini bulks (if cut into strips) will be accepted for recycling free of charge.  


  • Remove Caps off of jugs, and lids off of 55 Gallon Drums
  • Remove loose leaf labels
  • Mini Bulks need to be cut into 2 x 2 foot sections with no lid, no valve, and no screws.

Strictly Enforced!!! – If containers are not clean, dry and in small sizes (mini-bulks) they will not be accepted!!!!!!!


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Clinton County Extension Office at (937) 382-0901 or email Tony Nye at

“Estate Planning for Farms and Small Businesses” Meeting to be held in Chillicothe Ohio

OSU Extension in Ross County is pleased to announce it will be offering a meeting titled “Estate Planning for farms and Small Businesses” on Thursday, September 5, 2019. The workshop will be held at the Ross County Service Center Room D, located at 475 Western Avenue in Chillicothe, Ohio starting at 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm.

Featured speakers include Chris Bruynis, Associate Professor, Ohio State University Extension and Robert Moore, Wright & Moore Law Co. LPA.  Speaker will cover topics about current laws, tools and strategies to successfully transition your business to the next generation of managers and owners. Specifically the following topics will be highlighted:

  • Strategies to Improve Generational Communication
  • Treating Heirs Equitably
  • Preventing Unnecessary Disputes between Family Members
  • Using Trusts to Manage Estate Transfers
  • Gifting, Irrevocable Trusts, and Other Wealth Transfer Tools
  • LLC Agreements to protect Business and Personal Assets
  • Federal Estate Taxes and their Impact on Business Operations

Registration is required by August 27, 2019 and can be made by calling the OSU Extension, Ross County office at 740-702-3200. The registration fee for the program is $15.00 per person or $25.00 per family which includes handouts and refreshments. Payment can be made at the door with cash or check payable to OSU Extension, Ross County.

This program is brought to you by OSU Extension and the Ross County Chamber of Commerce.

More information can be obtained by calling the Ross County Extension office at 740-702-3200.


The Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association (OCBA) is seeking applicants for the Jim Cluff Memorial Starter Flock Award.

The OCBA started the contest in 1994 to award a Cheviot starter flock to an Ohio youth up to 17 years of age. The purpose of the award is to introduce the youth to the enjoyment of raising and owning a purebred Cheviot sheep, as well as encouraging the growth of new Cheviot breeders in Ohio.

The contest winner will receive the following: a one-year membership in the OCBA, one bred ewe the first year, one ram the second year and in the third year the youth will donate a lamb to continue the award.

The application deadline is September 30th. For an application and contest rules please contact the Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association Starter Flock Committee Chairperson, Tabitha Weisend, at 740-459-9751 or

More Ohio Counties Added Under USDA Natural Disaster Designations

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that 10 more counties have been added to the list of Ohio counties covered by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretarial disaster designations.

The new designations bring the total to 54 Ohio counties where farmers can seek potential relief from the USDA following Secretarial disaster designations in their counties or contiguous counties due to rain, flooding, or other weather conditions.

In letters dated Aug. 2, 2019, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said there were sufficient production losses to warrant a Secretarial natural disaster designation that adds the following 10 Ohio counties to the list of Ohio counties covered by the disaster designations:

  • Adams
  • Ashland
  • Brown
  • Clermont
  • Clinton
  • Hamilton
  • Highland
  • Lorain
  • Richland
  • Warren

Last week, Governor DeWine announced USDA Secretarial disaster designations covering farmers in the following 44 other Ohio counties:

  • Allen
  • Athens
  • Auglaize
  • Coshocton
  • Crawford
  • Defiance
  • Delaware
  • Erie
  • Fairfield
  • Franklin
  • Fulton
  • Hancock
  • Hardin
  • Henry
  • Hocking
  • Huron
  • Knox
  • Licking
  • Logan
  • Lucas
  • Marion
  • Meigs
  • Mercer
  • Monroe
  • Morgan
  • Morrow
  • Muskingum
  • Noble
  • Ottawa
  • Paulding
  • Perry
  • Pickaway
  • Putnam
  • Ross
  • Sandusky
  • Seneca
  • Shelby
  • Union
  • Van Wert
  • Vinton
  • Washington
  • Williams
  • Wood
  • Wyandot

According to the USDA, a Secretarial disaster designation makes farm operators in primary and contiguous counties eligible to be considered for certain assistance from the Farm Service Agency, which may include FSA emergency loans.

In June, Governor DeWine requested a USDA Secretarial disaster designation for Ohio and met with farmers about the effects of heavy rainfall this year.

Farmers should contact their local FSA offices for additional information. Additional information on USDA’s disaster assistance program can be found at

Clermont FSA office is open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:30am – 4:30pm at the Ag Center Building on the Clermont County Fairgrounds. Clermont residents may also be served at the Brown County FSA office in Georgetown with business hours Monday thru Friday. 

Small Ruminant Production Workshop – Wilmington Ohio

Small ruminant production continues to grow across the nation as the market for this industry remains strong. Small ruminants, including sheep and goats, are two livestock species that are most easily adapted to any type of production system. Regardless if you are someone that is interested in just getting into the industry or a seasoned veteran, I encourage you to attend the latest small ruminant production workshop.

Sponsored by the OSU Sheep Team, The Ohio State University Extension, Wilmington College, and Ohio Sheep and Wool Program, I’d like to invite you to the the Small Ruminant Production Workshop – Addressing Needs for a Successful Production Season. This workshop will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Wilmington College Academic Farm in Wilmington, Ohio. Over the course of the day, attendees will hear from Extension specialist and Animal Science faculty and staff members covering an array of topics including flock and herd management, facilities and handling, nutrition and health, forages and marketing, as well as carcass quality and fabrication.

For all ruminant species, this year will put even the most experienced shepherds and herdsmen to the test as making and securing high quality forages has been a challenge. This course will help provide insight upon how to utilize these feedstuffs, how to prepare and manage your flocks and herds over the course of a production year, the contributing factors that favor carcass quality, and much more!

For those interested in attending, please contact Tony Nye via email at or call at (937) 382-0901. The cost for attendance is $15. For more details, be sure to check out the Events/Programs tab or by viewing the event flyer.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Brady Campbell, Program Coordinator, OSU Sheep Team


The Ohio State University will be holding multiple Hops Field Nights in various locations…

 We will be holding three Hops Field Nights over the next few weeks.  These field nights will be hosted by Brad Bergefurd.

The first one being held in Piketon, Ohio on August 7, 2019.                       Registration Information

The second one being held in Bowling Green, Ohio on August 14, 2019. Registration Information

The third one being held in Wooster, Ohio on August 21, 2019.                Registration Information

These field nights are geared towards all growers, new and experienced.  The field nights will be held at each location with the majority of the workshop being out in our hops field.  Some of the topics to be discussed are:

  • Hop Mechanical Harvesting Demonstration
  • Galvanized Trellis System
  • Drying Demonstration
  • Pest Management
  • Nitrogen Management and Fertigation
  • Drip Irrigation Management
  • New Ohio hop variety breeding, evaluation, and selections

Attendees will receive hands-on experience, visit our hops field, and receive multiple handouts.

For full information please see the flyer for each location attached.

REGISTER TODAY!  Space is limited at each location.  Attendees must preregister.

You don’t want to miss this educational one-on-one opportunity…


THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019, 5 -8:30 P.M.

  • How Do Different Pregnancy Detection Methods Fit Your Operation? Justin Kieffer, Animal Sciences
  • Paddock Design and Grazing Management: Jackson Agricultural Research Station Staff
  • Preparing Your Cow Herd for Winter: Jeff Lehmkuhler, University of Kentucky, Animal Sciences

SPONSORS:  Armstrong Ag Supply, Bridgeport Equipment and Tool, Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau, and United Producers of Gallipolis
LOCATION:  Jackson Agricultural Research Station, 019 Standpipe Rd., Jackson, OH 45640
CONTACT:  Scott Payne, 740-286-3803,

Event Flyer and Registration Information

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