2022 Soil & Water Conservation Plant Sale – Now taking orders!

It’s time once again! The Clermont SWCD is offering tree and shrub seedlings, as well as a few native perennials at discount prices. This program offers the opportunity for individuals to develop small areas of reforestation, wildlife enhancement, or additions to home landscaping.

Mail-in order form attached in the newsletter or visit store.clermontswcd.org to pay by credit card.

Mail-In Order Deadline: April 15, 2022

Website Orders Will be Taken Until May 3rd OR Until Stock Runs Out

NEW Pick Up Dates:

Thursday, May 5, 2022 Noon – 6:30 pm

& Friday, May 6th, Noon – 4:30 pm

Mitigating Risk Across Common Barriers to Profitability Webinar Series

Join us for these FREE sessions that are part of Annie’s Project Mitigating Risk Across Common Barriers to Profitability webinar series. This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under award number 2018-70027-28588.

  • March 3, 2022 – 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register for FREE
    • Recordkeeping A Necessary Skill
    • Recordkeeping is a necessary skill for all business owners. Farm records include everything from financial to production. This session will provide some ideas on recordkeeping practices as well as organizing records for farm enterprises.
    • Presented by Shannon Dill, Extension Educator – AGNR University of Maryland Extension – Talbot County

 

  • March 10, 2022 – 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)  Register for FREE
    • Enterprises – Who Are Your Winners & Losers? Introduction to the Rutgers Cost Accounting Spreadsheet
    • This webinar will explain how to use user-friendly software to develop enterprise budgets. It uses Microsoft Excel and is distributed by Rutgers University to develop an enterprise budget showing costs and returns for each crop that you produce. The spreadsheet uses information that you already have on hand from your accountant: income statement (or Schedule F) and balance sheet. The spreadsheet then generates the costs and profitability of each crop. Thus, you know which crops are winners and losers; thus, giving you information to make decisions on pricing, reducing unprofitable production costs, and increasing sales of profitable crops.

The program also calculates the percentages of each overhead cost, 17 key financial ratios, and a cash flow statement to allow you to plan for your monthly cash flows.

In addition to analyzing your actual costs, you can use the spreadsheet as a planning tool to analyze the impact of increased costs and prices as well as changes in marketing mixes, or other changes you are considering in your business. The spreadsheet can also be used to enter pro forma data for a future farm business.

    • Presented by Dr. Robin Brumfield, Specialist in Farm Management, Rutgers University, New Jersey

 

  • March 17, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)  Register for FREE
    • Pricing for Profit
    • Understanding how to price your products is critical to your farm’s bottom line. Contrary to common practice, your pricing strategy should take into consideration multiple factors. This webinar will introduce you to the three big “C’s” to consider when determining prices for your products.
    • Presented by Kenesha Reynolds, Agriculture Business Management Specialist, University of New Hampshire Extension

 

  • Mar 24, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)  Register for FREE
    • Taking A Deeper Dive – Benchmarking and Financial Analysis
    • You have your numbers from your records and financial statements but what do they mean? In this session, we will take a “Deeper Dive” into the numbers and discover how you can take data from your farm and turn it into meaningful information for farm business decision making through benchmarking and financial analysis.

Become a Certified UAV Pilot

Purdue Extension UAV Technology Program

Hosted by Ohio State University Extension, Butler County

FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Test Preparation Course Topics

 FAA Test Preparation
 Flight Instructions
 Camera Settings
 Flight Plans and Record-Keeping
 Data Management
 Image Quality & Troubleshooting
 Sensors & Artificial Intelligence
 Emergency Preparation

Location

Ohio State University Extension

1802 Princeton Rd

Hamilton, OH 45011

Dates & Time

Oct 21, 2021 8:00 am—4:30 pm

Oct 22, 2021 8:00 am—4:30 pm

Cost:  $200 per person

Flyer  

Registration  https://cvent.me/eXVmdw

78th Annual Meeting and Supervisor Election

Just a friendly reminder inviting everyone to join the Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District on Tuesday evening, September 14th as they celebrate their District’s 78th year. This year’s Annual Meeting will be held at Shor Park on Tealtown Road, beginning at 6 p.m. Prior to the meeting, District staff will give a tour of the project to restore the stream that traverses the park. Dinner will be provided by 32Q from Batavia.

At the meeting, two members of the Board of Supervisors will be elected to serve a three-year term beginning in 2022. The three candidates are Joseph Glassmeyer, Christopher Smith, and Todd Winemiller. Beginning August 16, county residents and landowners can vote in person at the District office. Landowners can also request an absentee ballot by email, phone or mail, or in person during the annual meeting. For more information on the election and supervisor candidates, visit www.clermontswcd.org.

Dinner tickets ($15 for adults and $5 for children 5-12 under 4 free) must be purchased in advance. There is no cost to attend the meeting or to vote in the supervisor election. For more information, contact the District office at cmiller@clermontcountyohio.gov, or call (513) 732-7075 ext. 2.

Building a Self-Help Network of Cooperatives: The Electric Co-op Story

As communities and regions look to innovative models for economic and community development, the cooperative model, and particularly networks of cooperation have emerged as a strategy to build local ownership and wealth. The story of rural electric cooperatives across the United States is a story about the power of self-help networks. Doug Miller of Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives will share how the rural electric co-op community has built connections among local cooperatives, state and national organizations, and co-ops of cooperatives to support over 900 rural electric co-ops serving over 50% of the nation’s landmass.

September 2, 2021, 3:00 p.m. EST, Online

No cost, but registration is required.

Learn more and register for the webinar at https://go.osu.edu/appalachiacooperates

Meet Our Speaker

Doug Miller is the vice president of statewide services for Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc., the statewide trade association of Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, a position he has held since December 2014. On behalf of the 24 Ohio electric distribution cooperatives, Doug oversees safety training & incident prevention, lineman development training, legislative & government affairs, communications & member services, and director & employee training. Doug is a graduate of the University of Toledo and has been in the utility industry for more than 30 years. Prior to his current role, Doug worked at Logan County Electric Cooperative as manager of member services, before assuming the role of CEO, in which he served for 18 years. Doug has been a Touchstone Energy board member for six years and currently holds the office of president.

The Appalachia Cooperates Initiative is a learning network connecting cooperative, community, business, and economic developers and advocates in Central Appalachia. To learn more about the Initiative, connect with us directly by emailing osucooperatives@osu.edu!

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact gardner.1148@osu.edu.

Clermont County EC3 Play Learn Grow Group

Our SNAP-Ed team (L to R: Allison Ostrander, Sara Niekamp , and Becky Fiscus)  spent their time this morning hanging out at the EC3 (Early Childhood Coordinating Committee)  Play Learn Grow event. The event took place at Clermont Northeastern Headstart, located in Owensville. The team passed out educational materials on nutrition and youth activities. They also had the opportunity to speak to parents and children about nutrition and educational learning.