How to keep up with OSU Extension Brown County

We are constantly adding programs to our schedule and distributing important updates from Extension and other organizations. The good news is that you can keep up with us on the facebook, radio broadcasts, newspaper articles, direct mailings and our website. We do our best to keep you informed in every way possible. We haven’t mastered air delivery at this point… but maybe we can work on automated drone delivery in the future?

Here is a full list of ways to follow us:

  1. Facebook: OSU Extension Brown County
  2. Radio Broadcasts
    • James Morris: Every Tuesday & Friday at 12:30 pm on C103.1
    • Christy Clary: Every Thursday at 12:30pm on C103.1
  3. Brown County Press: Weekly articles by James Morris and Christy Clary
  4. Brown County Extension Website:
  5. Direct Mailings: Sent out quarterly (January, April, July, October). If you would like to be added to our direct mailing list please provide us with your mailing address. These can be sent
  6. Email Blog: This email update is sent out monthly with occasional updates in-between. Please share and encourage others to subscribe to this blog!

Calving Workshop- CANCELLED

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann, a Professor and Extension Veterinarian at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, will teach a calving workshop at Eastern Brown High School in Winchester, OH. The program will begin at 5 P.M. with a meal provided by Cherry Fork Farm Supply. There will be NO COST to attend this program but pre-registration is required.

Dr. Schuenemann will bring a mechanical cow, which will allow for participants to receive hands-on experience. This workshop will provide practical information about proper nutrition management of pre-partum dams (cows and first-calf heifers) and best practices at the time of calving (dystocia and colostrum for newborn calves).

You can email James Morris at or call 937-378-6716 to register.

New Master Gardener Volunteer Training

Please contact James Morris at the Brown County Extension Office if you are interested in becoming an OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV). Please contact James as soon as possible as we are in the process of scheduling a new training series with Clermont County.  We need to know how many are interested as space will be limited. Call 937-378-6716 or email

Our Brown County MGV Coordinator Faye Mahaffey recently wrote an article describing the MGV program and requirements. See Faye’s article below!

2020 Paraquat Training Requirement

As of November 14, 2019, registrants of paraquat containing products (Gramoxone, Firestorm, Helmquat, Parazone and others) were required to have newly labeled products on the market.  Paraquat training is now mandated by the USEPA for all certified applicators who intend to load, apply, mix or handle paraquat.  Only licensed pesticide applicators can legally apply paraquat products and direct supervision is no longer permitted.  Training is required every three years and may be completed online here: (approx. 60 min) or by attending an in-person paraquat training. Note: Those handlers and applicators who have already completed the original online training are not required to complete the new online training until their three-year training cycle has expired.

Here is the EPA link, as well:

If you would like to attend an in-person training, send requests to James Morris at or call the Brown County Extension office at 937-378-6716 before March 20th. If we have enough interest I will schedule a training in Brown County.