Manure Nutrient Management Day

Please register by August 26

Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District and The Ohio State University Extension- Crawford County, will be hosting a Manure Nutrient Management Day at the Scott-Reinhard Seeds Warehouse on August 30th.  The day will start at 9 am with featured speaker Jenifer Yost, a soil scientist with the USDA from Temple, Texas speaking about the benefits of manure and its positive effects on soil health.  Dr. Scott Shearer from The Ohio State University will show everyone the latest advancements in application technology.  Composting, poultry litter, and cover crops will also be discussed in the morning session.

After a lunch sponsored by Burkhart Farm Center, Hord Family Farms, Ag Credit, and Scott-Reinhard Seeds, field demonstrations on both dry and liquid manure will be shown.

Please register for this event by calling the Crawford SWCD office at 419-562-8280 ext 3 by August 26th.

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Manure Science Review Coming July 26th

Solid and liquid manure side-dress demos will be happening.

Glen Arnold, CCA and Mary Wicks, OSU Extension

The annual Manure Science Review (MSR) will be held on Tuesday, July 26th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center Northwest Station near Hoytville. The address is 4240 Range Line Rd., Custar, OH 43511.

Attendees will explore presentations about H2Ohio: Current Status and Future Plans from Terry Mescher, H2Ohio Program Director, ODA Division of Soil and Water Conservation, Beaver in a Bag: Creating Mini-Wetlands to Control Runoff from the Putnam SWCD office, Composting Pen Pack Cattle Manure for Improved Nutrient Transport from Jordan Beck, Understanding Manure Analysis – Comparison to Commercial Fertilizer from Glen Arnold, and Experience with Variable Rate Manure Application-Duane and Anthony Stateler, Stateler Family Farms

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The History of American Agriculture

Haley Zynda, OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Wayne County

In 1790, 90% of the U.S. workforce was farmers. Today, only 1% of our population grows food for the other 99%.

Happy Independence Day, U.S.A! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend celebrating our great nation’s independence with a good, old-fashioned cookout. To me, one of the best summer meals is a cheeseburger with all the fixings, pasta salad loaded with fresh veggies, and sweet, sun-ripened watermelon. In the midst of the thanks for our country, it’s important to also understand and give thanks for the farmers that keep food on our table and our bellies full. As my dad likes to say, “Farming is everybody’s bread and butter.” With that, let’s take a look at the history and statistics of American agriculture. The following is summarized from USDA’s “Growing a Nation.”

In 1790, 14 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed, the U.S.A was largely an agrarian society, with 90% of the workforce being farmers. The year 1790 is also significant because Continue reading

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Pasture Walk; Using annual forages in your pasture

Please RSVP by July 15.

The OSU Extension-Morrow County and Morrow Soil & Water invite you to attend their upcoming pasture walk! Kevin Swope Resource Conservationist with the Carroll County NRCS will walk through using annuals forages to help renovate your pasture. He will also cover how to use annual forages in your grazing systems. Lunch will be provided for all those that attend.

Those planning to attend must RSVP by Friday, July 15th. You can RSVP by calling the Morrow County Extension Office at (419) 947-1070.

For additional questions contact Carri Jagger by email at or by phone at (419) 947-1070 or see this flyer.

Ohio Beef Day to be held in Muskingum County

Garth Ruff, Beef Cattle Field Specialist, OSU Extension

Plan to attend, register today!

Field days have long been a great educational tool used to show farmers new technologies and management practices. OSU Extension is pleased to announce the return of a statewide Ohio Beef Cattle Field Day. It has been several years since an Ohio Beef Field Day has been held, and the program will make it reappearance in Muskingum County on Saturday July 16, 2022.

In order to see several aspects of beef cattle production this event will begin a Muskingum Livestock, 944 Malinda St. Zanesville where we will gather before departing on a multiple stop tour in the Adamsville area. The tour will depart with attendees driving their own vehicles as we caravan from one stop to the next. We recommend carpooling as much as possible due to limited parking at one of the tour stops.

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Plan Now for Tenth Annual OCA Replacement Female Sale

This year’s sale will be held on November 25 in Zanesville

The 2022 date for the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) tenth annual Replacement Female Sale will be Friday evening, November 25. The sale will be held at the Muskingum Livestock Auction Co. in Zanesville, Ohio and will begin at 6:00 p.m.

The tenth edition of OCA Replacement Female Sale will provide an opportunity for both buyers and sellers to meet the need for quality replacements in the state. Consignments may include cow-calf pairs, bred cows and bred heifers. Females must be under the age of five as of January 1, 2023 and may be of registered or commercial background. Bred females must be bred to a bull with known EPD’s and calves at side of cows must be sired by a bull with known EPD’s. Pregnancy status must be verified by an accredited veterinarian through traditional palpation, ultrasound or by blood testing through a professional laboratory. Analysis must be performed within 60 days of sale. Consignments will also be fulfilling of specific health requirements.

Why discuss a sale that is several months away? The middle of the Continue reading

Beef Quality Assurance Training

Mark Badertscher, OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator, Hardin County

Join us on May 31st

Join Hardin County OSU Extension for a Beef Quality Assurance certification training scheduled for Tuesday, May 31 from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Extension office located at 1021 W Lima Street in Kenton. Beef Quality Assurance training is for beef cattle producers, needing to recertify or certify to sell cattle at auctions and other markets. Many of the major beef processors, auctions, and other markets began requiring producers to have a BQA certificate at the beginning of 2019. Beef Quality Assurance certification is for a period of three years and was previously held in Kenton in December 2018 and February 2021. Several local producers need to recertify in addition to any cattle producers who need to gain BQA certification for the first time.

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) does more than just help beef producers capture more value from their market cattle. BQA also reflects a positive public image and instills consumer confidence in the beef industry. When producers implement the best management practices of a BQA program, they assure their market steers, heifers, cows, and bulls are the best they can be. Today, the stakes are even higher because of increased public attention on animal welfare. BQA is valuable to all beef and dairy producers because it Continue reading

Hold the Date; Ohio Beef Day coming to Muskingum County July 16

Plan to attend, register today!

Field days have long been a great educational tool used to show farmers new technologies and management practices. OSU Extension is pleased to announce the return of a statewide Ohio Beef Cattle Field Day and Tour. It has been several years since an Ohio Beef Field Day has been held, and the program will make it reappearance in Muskingum County on Saturday July 16, 2022.

Pre-registration for the program is required and can be completed online at by July 7. The program fee is $10 per person to cover costs. An information folder, refreshments, lunch, and Beef Quality Assurance certification will be provided to all attendees. More detail will be forthcoming as the date approaches but in the meantime if there are any questions regarding the program contact Garth Ruff, Beef Cattle Field Specialist at or 740-305-3201.

We hope to see you in Muskingum County on July 16!

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Join us for “Beef Team Live” on April 11

Ask a Beef Team member your question now!

The 2022 OSU Extension Beef Team’s Virtual Beef School series concludes on April 11 with a Live roundtable featuring the Team’s members. Beginning at 6 p.m. that evening participants will have the opportunity to ask the Extension Beef Team their beef cattle management questions and receive responses live throughout the webinar broadcast.

While members of the Team will accept questions throughout the virtual broadcast, you are also encouraged to submit questions in advance of the 11th by following this link to a simple “Ask your question” survey.

If you’ve not yet registered to participate in the 2022 Virtual Beef School sessions, including BEEF Team Live on April 11, go here now:

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Roe Inducted into OSU Animal Science Hall of Fame

On April 14th, the Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences will celebrate the achievements of those who have enhanced student education and enriched the animal sciences industry through the annual Hall of Fame ceremony.  Several prestigious student awards will also be presented.

This year, the Department will induct Bev Roe, Angus cattle producer, into the Animal Sciences Hall of Fame.  Recipients of the Animal Sciences Hall of Fame have demonstrated superior skill and achieved success in the field of Animal Science for themselves and their families.  They have also practiced service to others through giving their time, energy and thoughtfulness in the local community.

Beverly (Bev) Wagner Roe received her undergraduate degree in 1975 in Animal Science and Agricultural Communications. Bev’s roots run deep in Ohio Agriculture.  She was raised on a family farm with Continue reading

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