Welcome to the Allen County Ag and Natural Resources Blog! My name is Clint Schroeder, and I am the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator for Allen County. I am a graduate of The Ohio State University where I majored in Animal Sciences and minored in Agribusiness and Applied Economics. While attending OSU I had several opportunities to develop some hands-on knowledge through work experiences in the dairy, swine, and meat packing industries. After graduation, I managed a large scale hog farm that specialized in producing high indexing breeding stock that was sold to other operations in the United States, Canada, and even Russia. In 2012, I took on a new opportunity in agronomy/custom application that allowed me to move back to Northwest Ohio and the family farm. Our family raises primarily corn and soybeans on a small farm near Leipsic in Putnam County. The challenges presented by the current farm economy sparked my interest in further education on farm management. This led to a job working with OSU Extension for the past couple of years on their Farm Business Analysis Program. In this role, I had the pleasure of working directly with farmers on their record keeping systems and making sure, they have the best data available for when they have to make decisions for their operation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at 419-879-9108 or e-mail at schroeder.307@osu.edu.