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CORN Newsletter

 

November 21 – December 4

 

Editor: Mark Badertscher

 

2023 Preharvest Weeds Survey

Author: Alyssa Essman

Each year just before harvest, the weed science team at OSU spends some time driving across the state and evaluating weed escapes in soybean fields. This year, 4027 fields were evaluated across 46 of the top soybean producing counties.

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Virtual Soil Health Tour showcasing best management practices in Northwest Ohio

Authors: Rachel Cochran, CCA, Sarah Noggle

Ohio State University Extension and The Nature Conservancy are partnering for the third year in a row to provide a platform showcasing farms around Northwest Ohio that are utilizing soil health-promoting practices.  These virtual stops include photos, videos, and interview

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Certified Livestock Managers Webinar Series

Author: Jocelyn Birt

Join the Ohio State University Water Quality Extension Associates for the last installment of the Certified Livestock Mangers Webinar series for 2023.

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Certified Crop Adviser CEU Credits Available

Author: Nic Baumer

The Ohio State University Extension Agronomic Crops Team has developed an online, self-paced course for Certified Crop Advisers to earn CEU credits.

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Upcoming Ohio Certified Crop Adviser Pre-Exam Preparation Class

Author: Lee Beers, CCA

Are you interested in becoming a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA), but are intimidated by the exams? You should consider attending the Ohio CCA Pre-Exam Preparation Class offered by Ohio State University Extension.

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Register Today for the 2024 Soil Health Webinar Series

Authors: Stephanie Karhoff, CCA, Dr. Manbir Rakkar, Sarah Noggle, Rachel Cochran, CCA

Are you interested in improving soil health and better measuring its impact on crop yield and farm profitability? Then make plans to join us for the 2024 Soil Health Webinar series on January 11, February 8, and March 7 at 8:00 a.m.

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Upcoming Events

 

January 11

 

Soil Health: Who’s the J.A.M at OSU? webinar

 

February 8

 

Grower Panel – Cover Crop Info Drop webinar

 

March 7

 

What’s the Beef with Soil Health and Livestock? webinar

 

About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

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.

 

Contributors:

 

Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management

 

Nic Baumer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jocelyn Birt
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Caden Buschur
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Rachel Cochran, CCA
Water Quality Extension Associate, Defiance, Van Wert, Paulding Counties

 

Grant Davis, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amber Emmons, CCA
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Alyssa Essman
State Specialist, Weed Science

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Don Hammersmith
Program Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Field Specialist, Dairy & Precision Livestock

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jim Ippolito
Professor

 

Doug Karcher
Chair, Horticulture and Crop Science

 

Stephanie Karhoff, CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Alan Leininger
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Horacio Lopez-Nicora
State Specialist, Soybean Pathology

 

Kendall Lovejoy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clifton Martin, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Gigi Neal
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jordan Penrose
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Beth Scheckelhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clint Schroeder
Program Manager

 

Kendra Stahl
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Kyle Verhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jacob Winters
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Kayla Wyse
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Wednesday Women in Ag Webinar: Encouraging Conversation

Join us on November 8, 2023, for the next session on Encouraging Conversation. Join Emily Marrison for tips on connecting with others through the art of conversation. Whether family, friends, or strangers, discover ways to start a conversation and keep it going. “The Six Conversations” are sure to help you and those close to you. Register at this link one time for all the series by clicking here. See the flyer below for full details.

CORN Newsletter – Corn Drydown

October 31 – November 6

 

Editor: Ryan McMichael

 

Corn Drydown Podcast

Authors: Amanda Douridas, CCA, Elizabeth Hawkins

Many corn fields across Ohio are sitting above 25% moisture and farmers may be wondering how much drying action will occur in the next few weeks.

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Considerations for Drying High Moisture Corn

Authors: Elizabeth Hawkins, Jason Hartschuh, CCA

Corn harvest progress in Ohio has been behind pace as field drying has been slower than expected. Currently only 29% of the corn crop has been harvested compared to a 5-year average of 49%.

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The EPA’s Proposed Herbicide Strategy and What it Means for Herbicide Use

Author: Alyssa Essman

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 was passed by Congress in an effort to protect endangered species and their habitats.

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OSU Extension Weather Extremes Committee and the State Climate Office of Ohio to Host Climate Smart: Farming with Weather Extremes Conference

Author: Aaron Wilson

Weather is almost always a challenge for agriculture, and  good management strategies for dealing with water, weeds, pests, diseases, and stress are all part of being climate-smart.

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Upcoming Events

 

November 30

 

Climate Smart: Farming with Weather Extremes Conference

 

January 4

 

2024 Ohio State Organic Grains Conference

 

About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

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.

 

Contributors:

 

Chris Allen
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management

 

John Barker
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jocelyn Birt
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Caden Buschur
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Trevor Corboy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Grant Davis, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Wayne Dellinger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amber Emmons, CCA
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Alyssa Essman
State Specialist, Weed Science

 

Allen Gahler
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Don Hammersmith
Program Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Stephanie Karhoff, CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Alan Leininger
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Maggie Lewis

 

Horacio Lopez-Nicora
State Specialist, Soybean Pathology

 

Kendall Lovejoy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Eric Richer, CCA
Field Specialist, Farm Management

 

Clint Schroeder
Program Manager

 

Kendra Stahl
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Kyle Verhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

 

Jacob Winters
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Kayla Wyse
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Chris Zoller
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

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Climate Smart: Farming with Weather Extremes

Interested in learning about NRCS, Ohio State, and Central State Climate Smart research and activities?

What impacts might increasing temperatures and intense precipitation events have on water, manure, and pest management in Ohio?

How might changing weather patterns effect crop insurance, grain markets, and farmer stress?

On November, 30, 2023 from 8:30am-3:30pm at Der Dutchman; 445 S. Jefferson Ave Plain City, OH 43064. The cost is FREE to attend with Breakfast and Lunch is provided. If this is something that you are interested in attending register by clicking here.

Planning the Future of Your Farm

The OSU Extension offices in Brown & Clermont counties invite you to participate in a “Planning for the Future of Your Farm” workshop on November 29, 2023. This workshop is designed to help farm families learn strategies and tools to successfully create a succession and estate plan that helps you transfer your farm’s ownership, management, and assets to the next generation. Learn how to have the crucial conversations about the future of your farm. This workshop will be held at Southern State Community College located  at 351 Brooks Malott Road, Mt. Orab, OH.

Workshop topics include: Developing Goals for Estate and Succession; Planning for the Transition of Control; Planning for the Unexpected; Communication and Conflict Management during Farm Transfer; Legal Tools and Strategies; Developing Your Team; Getting Your Affairs in Order; and Selecting an Attorney.

The base $85 registration fee allows 2 members from the family to attend and includes lunch, refreshments, and 1 set of course materials.  Additional family members can attend for $25 per person. Additional materials can be purchased for a fee. More information can be obtained by contacting Trevor Corboy (Brown) at 937-378-6716 or corboy.3@osu.edu or Gigi Neal (Clermont) at 513-732-7070 or neal.331@osu.edu or at go.osu.edu/farmsuccession

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2023 Beginner & Small Farm College

This college is designed to help landowners examine potential ways to increase profits on their small acreage properties. The program is open to all new or aspiring farmers, new rural landowners, small farmers, and farm families looking for new ideas.

During this college, participants will be challenged to develop realistic expectations for their new farm business. They will receive information on getting started, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of their property, and developing a farm business plan. Information on farm finances, insurance, liability, labor and marketing will be covered during the college.

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Southwest Ohio Beef Quality Assurance

The Goal of the Ohio Beef Quality Assurance program is to increase the competitive base for marketing Ohio Cattle. BQA is a program to ensure that beef and dairy cattle are maintained in a manner which will result in a safe and wholesome beef product. OSU Extension offers this workshop to address the industry demand for certification.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: $10 per person, includes dinner. Registration deadline, Nov. 20. Dinner and registration begin at 5:30p.m. Program begins at 6 p.m. Please make checks payable to The Ohio State University. Mail to OSU Extension, Clinton County, 111 S Nelson Ave, Suite 2, Wilmington, OH 45177. Detach and return this form with your payment.

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2023 Fall Brown County Master Gardener Seminars

Looking for something to do this fall? Search no further, the Brown County Master Gardener Seminars are back! These seminars take place from October – April and will be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month beginning at 7:00pm in the Community Room of Western Brown High School. All seminars are completely FREE, and all are welcome to attend. There will be a presenter covering a different topic each month. See the flyer below for full seminar details. Any questions can be directed to the OSU Extension Brown County Office at 937-378-6716.

Fall Fun Cloverbud Super Saturday

We have another Cloverbud Super Saturday coming up, and this one is Fall Fun! Fall Fun will focus on fall related crafts and activities and it’s FREE to attend! This is open to all youth that are ages 5-8 as of January 1, 2023. Registration is required and can be completed at go.osu.edu/fall23supersat. See the flyer below for full details.