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Master Gardener Training Class Registration is Open

The Master Gardener Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office.

What is the Master Gardener Program?       

Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardeners provide such educational services to their communities as answering gardening questions from the public; conducting plant clinics; gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons; beautifying the community; developing community or demonstration gardens; and other horticulture activities.

How do I know if I’d make a good Master Gardener?

You could qualify to become a Master Gardener, if:

  • You want to learn more about plants and gardening.
  • You are eager to participate in a practical and intensive training program.
  • You enjoy sharing your knowledge with others.
  • You have the time to attend training and serve your community as a volunteer educator.

How do I become a Master Gardener?

To become a Master Gardener, you must:

  • Be accepted into the Master Gardener program by completing the volunteer application. Registration and application can be found at https://go.osu.edu/2022newmgvtraining  Please complete your registration and application by October 4, 2022. More information will be emailed directly to you upon completion of online registration.
  • Complete the formal training provided by The Ohio State University Extension. The training is approximately 50 hours and participants must pass all quizzes and examinations with a cumulative average of 70% or better.
  • Complete 50 hours of volunteer time on projects pre-approved by the Master Gardener coordinator. This volunteer time must be finished within one calendar year after their formal training.

Is there a cost for the training?

The 2022 class costs $200 plus the cost of a required background check. If paying by check, make checks out to Ohio State University Extension. Background checks can be done upon acceptance into MGV class.

When is the next training?  Beginning October 18 and ending November 17, classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hour lunch break. 1p.m. –  4:00 p.m. You will be required to attend all the classes listed in order to complete the required 50 hours of training.

Where will classes be hosted? Training will be offered in-person Tuesdays in Brown County and Thursdays in Clermont County, rotating between the sites for the series.

Dates of:

October 18, orientation 9-Noon

October 25 & 27

November 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, & 17

I already received my Master Gardener Volunteer training.  Can I join a different county association?

Yes, if you are a member in good standing with another state or county association, you can switch your membership to a different county’s association.

There are additional criteria for transferring from out of state. Contact your local extension office for those details.

How do I continue as an active Master Gardener?

To stay active, you must do the following every year:

  • Pay your local association dues.
  • Complete 20 hours of volunteer time on pre-approved Master Gardener projects.
  • Complete 10 hours of pre-approved training in horticulture. Training opportunities will be provided locally but are also available at state and national conferences.

Contact Information

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Livestock Nutrition and Feed Processing/Handling Workshop

Looking for a chance to earn your Beef Quality Assurance certification? Join OSU Extension Adams County, Cherry Fork Farm Supply, Georgetown Farm Supply and Optum Angus for a FREE evening of speakers, food and beef quality assurance training! This event will take place on September 15, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm at Optum Angus (15898 St. Rt. 247 Seaman, OH 45679). This event is FREE to attend but registration is REQUIRED. Registration can be completed by calling Richard Purdin, OSU Extension Adams County at (937) 544-2339 by September 12, 2022. *See the flyer below for additional information.

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Registration is Now Open!

The Master Gardener Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office.

What is the Master Gardener Program?       

Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardeners provide such educational services to their communities as answering gardening questions from the public; conducting plant clinics; gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons; beautifying the community; developing community or demonstration gardens; and other horticulture activities.

How do I know if I’d make a good Master Gardener?

You could qualify to become a Master Gardener, if:

  • You want to learn more about plants and gardening.
  • You are eager to participate in a practical and intensive training program.
  • You enjoy sharing your knowledge with others.
  • You have the time to attend training and serve your community as a volunteer educator.

How do I become a Master Gardener?

To become a Master Gardener, you must:

  • Be accepted into the Master Gardener program by completing the volunteer application. Registration and application can be found at https://go.osu.edu/2022newmgvtraining  Please complete your registration and application by October 4, 2022. More information will be emailed directly to you upon completion of online registration.
  • Complete the formal training provided by The Ohio State University Extension. The training is approximately 50 hours and participants must pass all quizzes and examinations with a cumulative average of 70% or better.
  • Complete 50 hours of volunteer time on projects pre-approved by the Master Gardener coordinator. This volunteer time must be finished within one calendar year after their formal training.

Is there a cost for the training?

The 2022 class costs $200 plus the cost of a required background check. If paying by check, make checks out to Ohio State University Extension. Background checks can be done upon acceptance into MGV class.

When is the next training?  Beginning October 18 and ending November 17, classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hour lunch break. 1p.m. –  4:00 p.m. You will be required to attend all the classes listed in order to complete the required 50 hours of training.

Where will classes be hosted? Training will be offered in-person Tuesdays in Brown County and Thursdays in Clermont County, rotating between the sites for the series.

Dates of:

October 18, orientation 9-Noon

October 25 & 27

November 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, & 17

I already received my Master Gardener Volunteer training.  Can I join a different county association?

Yes, if you are a member in good standing with another state or county association, you can switch your membership to a different county’s association.

There are additional criteria for transferring from out of state. Contact your local extension office for those details.

How do I continue as an active Master Gardener?

To stay active, you must do the following every year:

  • Pay your local association dues.
  • Complete 20 hours of volunteer time on pre-approved Master Gardener projects.
  • Complete 10 hours of pre-approved training in horticulture. Training opportunities will be provided locally but are also available at state and national conferences.

Contact Information

Brochure

2022 Brown County Fair Day in the Ring

We are quickly approaching the 2022 Brown County Fair! We will once again be holding “A Day in the Ring” at the fair! A Day in the Ring is a special show that showcases the talents of special needs youth and adults from the county, as they pair up with a Junior Fair show buddy to show their project animal. This year will include sheep, goats, rabbits, fancy poultry, and dairy cattle. We need your help! We are currently seeking junior fair exhibitors to volunteer as a mentor. Mentors will pair up with our honorary exhibitors to teach them about their animals and assist them in the show ring. A Day in the Ring will be held on Thursday, September 29. Youth mentors will need to arrive at 11:30am in the Open Dairy Arena/Goat Barn with the show starting at 12:00pm in the Beef Arena. Anyone who would like to volunteer with this event can sign up here. Even if you are a youth that does not specifically show on the animals included don’t let that stop you from volunteering, we may still need your help!  This event is a partnership between Ohio State University Extension, Brown County; Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and the Brown County Junior and Senior Fairboards.

Hops Field Night

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Join Scott Farms here in Georgetown for an evening full of fun and learning! On Saturday August 13, 2022 from 7pm-9pm Scott Farms is hosting a Hops Field Night. During this event participants will get to learn about how lighting affects hops, the photoperiod manipulation, results from their projects first season and touring the yard under the lights. This is a FREE event to attend but registration is required and can be found here. Any accommodations and questions can be directed to scottfarmsohio@gmail.com. *See flyer for additional information.
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Ohio Farmland Leasing Update

If you are farming on leased land or are leasing your farmland you won’t want to miss this! As of July 21, 2022 a new law on crop farm leases has gone into effect . This new law addresses farm crop lease landlords who are in a farmland leasing aggreement that does not address termination. If a landlord is wanting to terminate the lease they must do so by delivering a written notice of termination to the tenant by September 1 of the current lease period. This affects verbal leases and written leases that fails to include termination provisions. If you are wanting to gain more information on the new law you can attend the Ohio Farmland Leasing Update Webinar on August 11, 2022 from 8:00-10:00am. If you can’t make it during that time the webinar will be recorded so you can watch it or re-watch it at anytime. Below you will find the flyer will  all of the information that you will need about the webinar as well as an article by Peggy Kirk Hall that answers some commonly asked questions regarding this new law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Legally Resilient Small Businesses

Are you a small business owner? Or are you an entrepreneur wanting to start your own business but don’t know where to start? Well look no further! Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic at Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, CFAES Center for Cooperatives, the Small Business Development center at the OSU South Centers, and the OSU South Centers Manufacturing Extension Partnership are hosting a FREE 1 day clinic on common legal issues that businesses face. There are 3 half hour sessions and will have the following speakers and topics:
Legal Basics of Branding and Marketing: What to know in a digital world: Patrick Perkins, OSU Moritz College of Law
Legal Structures for Small Business: Paige Wilson, OSU Moritz College of Law
Working with Independent Contractors: Jacqueline Radebaugh, Jason Wiener p.c.
You can register for FREE by clicking here.
For more information see the flyer below.

📣BIG Announcement for On-Farm Research Tour!

📣BIG Announcement for our On-Farm Research Tour with Adams Brown Clermont & Highland Farm Bureau and Ohio Soybean Council!
 
As if you needed another reason to come, we now have several DOOR PRIZES from our great local supporters CARRINGTON FARM SUPPLY,INC, Georgetown Farm Supply, Cherry Fork Farm Supply, and Paul Hall and Associates Insurance!! Must register by August 19th!
 
Don’t forget this event also includes:
🍽 Free dinner
👀 Live spray drone demo
✅ 1 hour of private pesticide category 1 recertification
🌱 OSU soybean research updates
 
And MUCH more! See the flyer for more details. Register by August 19th!