Ohio Ag Manager Weekly Updates

Agricultural Guestworkers in Ohio: What We Know and Where We’re Going

Please join OSU Extension, with support from the Farm Financial Management and Policy Institute, and the Ohio Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs (OCHLA) on Read more…Read more about Agricultural Guestworkers in Ohio: What We Know and Where We’re Going

by marrison.2 on February 3, 2023

OSU Extension Offering Quarterly Grain Market Update – Grab your Coffee for First Update on February 13

OSU Extension invites Ohio grain producers to grab a cup of coffee and join a quarterly grain market conversation with Dr. Seungki Lee, Assistant Professor Read more…Read more about OSU Extension Offering Quarterly Grain Market Update – Grab your Coffee for First Update on February 13

by marrison.2 on February 2, 2023

Valuing Growing Crops on Your Balance Sheet

by: Eric Richer & Clint Schroeder, OSU Extension With the January USDA Winter Wheat Acreage Report indicating an increase in planted acres up 11% nationally, and Read more…Read more about Valuing Growing Crops on Your Balance Sheet

by marrison.2 on January 30, 2023

Using Your Balance Sheet to Measure Financial Health of Your Farm

Chris Zoller, Extension Educator, ANR, Tuscarawas County & Eric Richer, Field Specialist, Farm Management At the start of the new year, you likely updated your farm Read more…Read more about Using Your Balance Sheet to Measure Financial Health of Your Farm

by marrison.2 on January 27, 2023

Over the Counter Antibiotics will Require Veterinary Oversight

All animal owners please see the information below about new regulations regarding over-the-counter antibiotics.

By June of 2023, all medically important antibiotics currently available at most feed or farm supply stores will now require veterinary oversight (written Rx) to be used in animals, even if the animals are not intended for food production. Examples of affected antibiotics include injectable penicillin and oxytetracycline. In addition, some retail suppliers who were able to sell these drugs/products in the past may no longer sell them after June of 2023. To continue using medically important antimicrobials, you may need to establish a veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR). Consult your veterinarian for more information.

What is a veterinarian-client-patient-relationship?
A veterinarian-client-patient-relationship (VCPR) is defined by the American Veterinary Medical Association as the basis for interaction among veterinarians, their clients, and their patients and is critical to health of your animals(s). The practical explanation is that it is a formal relationship that you have with a veterinarian who serves as your primary contact for all veterinary services and is familiar with you, your livestock/animals, and your farm operation. This veterinarian is referred to as your Veterinarian of Record (VoR), and both the VoR and the client should sign a form to document this relationship.

What species are included?
From companion dogs and cats to backyard poultry, and from rabbits and show pigs to large livestock farms. The same restrictions will apply to all companion and farm animal species.

How do your health protocols measure up?
Health protocols are customized for individuals and farm-specific, and practicing veterinarians are often asked to develop and write protocols for individual farms, particularly health protocols. Injectable antimicrobials alone will not work as intended if animals are experiencing pain (drop feed and water intake) and/or dehydration. OSU Veterinary Extension is available to review your health protocols, but must be submitted by a practicing veterinarian to Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann at

1. Over-the-Counter Antibiotics will Require Veterinary Oversight (Rx) Beginning in June of 2023
2. Veterinary Client-Patient Relationship
3. Veterinary Feed Directive
4. List of Approved New Animal Drug Applications Affected by GFI #263
5. Antibiotic Stewardship for Beef and Dairy Cattle
6. Antibiotic Stewardship for Poultry
7. Antibiotic Stewardship for Sheep and Goats

Brown County Master Gardener Seminars

The Brown County Master Gardeners host seminars once a month from October – April of the following year. These seminars provide the opportunity to expand your knowledge on a variety of topics related to horticulture. Seminars are FREE to attend and take place on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7:00pm-8:00pm in the Community Room at Western Brown High School. The Community Room is located on the west side of the school across from the tennis courts. See the flyer below for the full list of spring seminar topics and presenters.

Ohio 4-H Conference 2023 & Congratulations

Calling all Teens and Volunteers:

2023 is in full swing which means now is the time for youth and adults to be enrolling in 4-H for the year and signing up for all the things such as the Ohio 4-H Conference. More information on training and such will be coming soon but we wanted to get this announcement out quickly.

Congratulations to Jamie Loudon on being recognized as one of the Ohio 4-H Alumni Award Winners. Jamie is a Brown Co. 4-H alumnus and has been a volunteer for 20+ years. He is currently serving as the head advisor of the Georgetown Hooves and Halters 4-H Club and is active in multiple 4-H and community events.

Jamie will be recognized during the adult luncheon at the Ohio 4-H Conference scheduled for March 11th at the Columbus Convention Center. This is a great opportunity for adults and teens to participate in a variety of educational sessions! There is truly something for everyone.

The Brown County 4-H Committee is once again sponsoring this event to reduce the cost to just $15 for any current 4-H volunteer or member who would like to attend.

Registration and payment are due to the Extension Office by February 10th by 4:30pm. The registration form as well as the list of sessions can be found online at:

Please share this with all the teens in your club (youth 13+). There have been lots of great ideas and activities come out of those who have attended in the past. If someone who is not a current volunteer would like to attend, they may at the full cost of registration.

Debating if you should attend? There are two luncheons. One just for teens and one for adults. During the adult luncheon is the awards ceremony for various awards and where Jamie will be recognized. We would love to see as many of our volunteers in attendance as possible.

And just a couple of other friendly reminders:

Southern Ohio Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training

Are you looking to become certified in applying fertilizer? OSU Extension Highland County is hosting the Southern Ohio Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training. This training is for anyone who applies fertilizer (other than manure) to more than 50 acres of agricultural production that is grown primarily for sale. Questions can be directed to James Morris at or by calling 937-393-1918.

When: Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 5:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Southern State Community College
100 Hobart Dr
Hillsboro, OH 45133
Room 106
Cost: $35.00 Cash or check only. Payments can be sent to
119 Govenor Foraker Pl.
Suite 202
Hillsboro, OH 45133

Registration: Required and can be completed by contacting James Morris at or by calling 937-393-6018
Registration and Payment Deadline: Tuesday, November 29, 2022


November Master Gardener Seminar

The Brown County Master Gardeners would like to extend a huge thank you to Dr. Fankhauser for coming to present on the knowledge that he has gained through his years of gardening. If you missed last night’s seminar don’t worry, we will have more! Be sure to join us on January 19, 2023, for our next seminar covering Uninvited Guests.

Women In Agriculture Series

Are you a woman in Agriculture? Join OSU Extension Clinton County for their Women in Agriculture Series. This 3 session series will cover Ag Law, Succession and Farm Program Updates and Discussion. Each session will be held at the Clinton County Extension Community Room from 6:30pm-8:30pm. It is FREE to attend but registration is REQUIRED. Participants can register by calling the Clinton County Extension Office at 937-382-0901.

We are HIRING! Join our team!

The OSU Extension Office in Brown County is hiring to fill the extension Educator for Ag & Natural Resources and Community Development position.
The position is now posted at
Search for Requisition: R63416
The position states it closes Nov. 12th, please note this means the position will close at 11:59pm on Nov. 19th.

PB&J – A Month of Giving

Brown County 4-H is partnering with (or competing against, however you want to look at it) Clermont and Highland County 4-H to sponsor a Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive.  We will be collecting donations from November 1-30.  Clubs, organizations, community members, and businesses are encouraged to participate.  However, the 4-H club that donates the most items will win a pizza party for their club! Donations can be dropped off at the Extension Office Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m.-4:30 p.m.. The items collected will be donated to Empower Youth to be included in the food packs that will be sent home with kids over winter break.

Register Today for Annie’s Project

Today is the last day to register for Annie’s Project! “Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in modern farm enterprise. This 6-week workshop focuses on five key areas of risk management: human, financial, marketing, production, and legal.” Seminars will be held once a week from 6:00-9:00pm at the Ross County Service Center on October 27, October 31, November 3, November 7, November 10, and November 17. The cost to attend is $75.00 and registration can be completed here.