Ohio Farm Bureaus

Buckeye Farm eNews just released Ohio Meat Processing Grants now available information. The newly created Ohio Meat Processing Grant program is now accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis. The program provides grants of up to $250,000 to Ohio livestock and poultry producers so they can implement processing efficiencies, expand or construct facilities at existing sites, assist in training and certification, and improve harvest services. More information on this can be found here: Ohio Meat Processing Grants now available – Ohio

Mayfield Blanket Drive

Brown and the surrounding counties 4-H programs are collecting new blankets and pillows for families in western Kentucky affected by the tornado last week. If you would like to contribute, drop off items at the Brown County Extension office on Monday – Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and on Thursday until 2:00pm.

The group coordinating delivery will be taking all donations on Friday to the Mayfield/Graves County area and have been in contact with Extension Professionals in that area who are helping to coordinate distribution.

If you would like to make monetary donations, the Kentucky 4-H Foundation has created a relief fund that can be found here: http://kentucky4hfoundation.org/relief-fund/

Please share this information with anyone who may be interested in donating.

This is an excellent opportunity to pledge your hands to larger service as we reach out to our fellow 4-Her’s and neighbors to the south. If you have questions, feel free to call the office at 937-378-6716 or email Christy at clary.42@osu.edu.

Precision University

Coming up in January is Precision University. Precision University is a 3 day event that has both in person and online sessions. The first day is on January 5, 2022 and will have the webinar-Adapting to Supply Chain Shortages as well as cover the topics of Technology Management for 2022, Equipment and Part Shortages, and Outlook Having a Plan B along with other speakers. Precision University will pick back up on January 12, 2022 from 9:00-10:00am. The second day’s webinar is, Is Sulfur Limiting Your Yields? and will cover the topic of sulfur applications with speakers from Purdue University and Ohio State University. Precision University will conclude on January 19, 2022 from 9:30am-1:00pm.This is an in person event will include breakfast and lunch and has a fee of $35.00. This portion of Precision University will be held at the Champion Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd, Springfield OH , 45505. Register for Precision University here.

Soybean Performance Trial Final Report

The FINAL 2021 Soybean Performance Trial report has been published in this weeks C.O.R.N. Newsletter. “The 2021 trial included 19 brands of soybean tested in six Ohio counties (Henry, Sandusky, Mercer, Union, Preble, and Clinton). Entries included non-GMO (conventional), Xtend, Enlist, XtendFlex, sulfonylurea-tolerant, and Liberty Link/glyphosate tolerant (LLGT27). Soybean yield varied across the state. In Henry County, soybean yielded ranged from 26.0 to 52.0 bu/acre due to wet weather in the spring and fall; while in Clinton County, soybean yield ranged from 63.7 to 88.2 bu/acre with good growing conditions.” The final soybean performance trial reports can be found here.


Corn Performance Trial Updates

In this weeks C.O.R.N. Newsletter the most recent results of the 2021 Ohio Corn Performance Test: Regional Overviews have been published. “In 2021, 121 corn hybrids representing 16 commercial brands were evaluated in the Ohio Corn Performance Test (OCPT). Four tests were established in the Southwestern/West Central/Central (SW/WC/C) region and three tests were established in the Northwestern (NW) and North Central/Northeastern (NC/NE) regions (for a total of ten test sites statewide).  Hybrid entries in the regional tests were planted in either an early or a full season maturity trial. These test sites provided a range of growing conditions and production environments.” More information about the corn performance trials can be found here.

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