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Pesticide and Fertilization Recertification

REMINDER!!!!!!! If you’re pesticide and fertilization certification is expiring it’s time to register for the 2022 recertification class. The recertification course is held on January 20, 2022 at Rhonemus Hall on the Brown County Fairgrounds . PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY DECEMBER 13, 2021 NO LATER THAN 4:30PM. The flyer below has all of the information that you need as well as how to register for the class.

 

 

Broadband for Agriculture Technology

“The wide range of technology in production agriculture requires much faster broadband upload speeds than consumers typically need. Sensors, machinery, and drones send images, video, health, field, and weather data to the cloud. Learn about current and future broadband requirements from Professor and Chair Scott Shearer, and Endowed Professor John Fulton, both with the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering.” Click here for more information

C.O.R.N. Newsletter: 2021-39

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. The newest edition of the C.O.R.N. Newsletter includes articles about fertilizer prices and fertilizer recommendations, issues pertaining to transportation that are affecting harvest completion, fall herbicide treatments, tillage, value bedded-pack manure, water quality Wednesday (winter programming) and Precision University 2022.

The C.O.R.N. Newsletter can be found here.

corn | History, Cultivation, Uses, & Description | Britannica

Ohio BEEF Cattle Subscribers

Do you have cattle? If you do then you need to check out the six new articles that have been published to the Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter. These articles include information to help you provide the best care for your cattle as well as important information to keep in mind while taking care of your herd. The articles can be found her and include the following topics:

  • Ohio Cow-Calf Assessment – What We Do and Why?
  • Falling Leaves Poison with Ease
  • Forage Focus: Holiday Leftovers for Your Livestock?
  • Corn silage inclusion level in feedlot diets
  • Ninth Annual OCA Replacement Female Sale this Friday
  • Summary of November Cattle on Feed Report

Parsley Family Identification Guide

Weeds come in may different shapes and sizes and can sometimes be hard to identify. Mark Loux and Alyssa Essman have written the article below to help  readers identify weeds in the parsley family that are common to Ohio. This article goes into detail about 5 different plants that are apart of the parsley family. These plants include: Wild carrot, Poison hemlock, Wild parsnip, Cow parsnip and Giant hogweed. In addition to providing key identifiers of each plant the article includes,  pictures of the plants as seedlings, the stems and the flowers are also in the article. The article also provides pictures of plants that are often confused with the 5 parsley plants that the article focuses on. The article also talks about the potential hazards of these plants and how to best control them. You can read the article posted below:

Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive

IT’S PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY TIME!
Brown and Clermont County 4-H are once again partnering with Empower Youth to collect peanut butter and jelly to fill weekend food packs for families. You can drop off donations of PLASTIC containers of PB&J to the Extension Office between now and November 22nd. The club that donates the most items will win a pizza party sponsored by the 4-H Committee. Community members may drop off items also – you can choose to designate a club or not.
Please only small plastic containers! We can NOT accept glass containers as these food packs are sent home on the bus with kids and glass containers would be dangerous.

ANR Program Save the Dates!

Looking for things to do? Look no further! Below is a list of all of the wonderful programs that are being offered this November and December. Cost is dependent on the program and details are listed below.

2021 Ohio Community Wildlife Cooperative Annual Conference

Device Ready: Managing Your Online Presence:

  • When: November 12, 2021 8:00am-2:30pm
  • Where: Pickaway County Community Foundation 770 N Court St., Circleville, OH 43113
  • Registration: Required by Friday November 5, 2021
  • Cost: FREE for Pickaway County Chamber Members, $50 for Non-Members
  • Device Ready: Managing Your Online Presence Registration

A Day in the Woods: Identifying Trees in the Winter:

Virtual Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference:

Farm Office Live:

The Bee Short Course for Community Scientists (Virtual

2021 Buckeye Shepard’s Symposium/2021 Young Shepherd’s Assembly

 

2022 Brown County Junior Fairboard Applications Available

For NEW Members
Junior Fairboard members must be 14 as of January 1st, 2022, and a member in good standing with their respective Junior Fair organization. Members can be no older than 18 as of January 1st. Junior Fairboard members help make decisions for the junior fair and assist in implementing fair events.

If you are a new member interested in joining the board, applications are due by December 1st at 4:30 pm and are an online application. To apply go to http://go.osu.edu/brownnewjfb. Please read all of the information carefully before you submit your application. Included in the application is the overview of the board and the expectations of members. Interviews will be held on Dec. 7th and orientation will be held Jan. 4th. If these dates should change applicants will receive an email at the email provided in the application.

For RETURNING Members
If you are a returning member of the board from 2021, you will need to complete the returning member application by November 15th. This was provided at the October meeting and sent out in the JFB Remind and Band. Contact Christy if you need the link to the returning member application. You must have been a member in 2021 to apply as a returning member.

Farmers Office Live Updates

Farm Office Live provides the latest outlook and updates on ag law, farm management, ag economics, farm business analysis, and other issues dealt with in your farm office. Targeted to farmers and agri-business stakeholders, our specialists digest the latest news and information and present it in an easy to understand format. Farm Office Live will meet on November 17, 2021 from 7pm-9pm, November 19, 2021 from 10am-12pm, December 15, 2021 from 7pm-9pm, December 17, 2021 from 10am-12pm. If you are interested in attending these meetings and staying up to date on everything Farm Office Live you can register at the link provided: Registration Link: