Farmer and Farmland Owner Income Tax Webinars

The Ag Tax Issues Webinar scheduled for December 18th is an intermediate-level course for tax preparers whose clients include farmers and rural landowners. Farmers who prepare and file their own taxes will also benefit from this more in-depth webinar.

Are you getting the most from your tax return? Farmers and farmland owners who wish to increase their tax knowledge should consider attending this webinar that will address tax issues specific to this industry. Content focuses on important tax issues and will offer insight into new COVID related legislation.

Mark your calendars for December 3rd, 2020 to participate in this live webinar from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The event is a joint offering from OSU Income Tax Schools which are a part of OSU Extension and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Purdue University Income Tax Schools.  If you are not able to attend the live webinar, all registered participants will receive a link to view the recorded webinar at a time of their convenience. This link will be available through the tax filing season.

The two-hour program is targeted towards owners who file their own farm taxes or simply wish to arm themselves with more tax information that will help them to better plan for tax filing.

Topics to be discussed during the webinar include:

  • Tax Issues related to COVID-related legislations including tax credits, PPP loans, EIDL loans etc.
  • New 1099-Misc and 1099-NEC
  • Tax planning in an unusual year: prevented planting crop insurance indemnity payments, Revenue Crop Insurance Payments, CFAP payments, etc.
  • Like Kind Exchanges (farm machinery and equipment no longer are eligible for this provision – this is a significant change), how this change may affect state income tax and how this change may affect your Social Security credits and eventual payments
  • Qualified Business Income Deduction, sales to cooperatives, lease income
  • Other topics

The cost for the webinar is $35. To register, go to  For more information, contact Julie Strawser at or call the OSU Extension Farm Office at 614-292-2433.

Agricultural & Natural Resources Income Tax Issues Webinar

Barry Ward, Director, OSU Income Tax Schools

Julie Strawser, OSU Income Tax Schools

Tax practitioners, farmers and farmland owners are encouraged to connect to the Agricultural and Natural Resources Income Tax Issues Webinar (via Zoom) on Dec. 18 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Ohio State University Income Tax Schools.

The webinar focuses on issues specific to farm tax returns related to agriculture and natural resources and will highlight timely topics and new regulations related to COVID-related legislation.

The program is an intermediate-level course for tax preparers whose clients include farmers and rural landowners. Farmers who prepare and file their own taxes will also benefit from the webinar.

Tentative topics to be covered during the Ag Tax Issues webinar include:

The Impact of New Legislation on Farmers

Depreciation of Farm Assets

Farm or Ranch Employer-Provided Meals and Lodging

Tax Issues for Family-Owned Farms

Family Farm Special Use Valuation

Self-Employment Tax on Agricultural Income

Like-Kind Exchange Issues Impacting Farmers

Getting Out of the Business of Farming

Retirement & Social Security Concerns for Farmers

Form 4797, Sale of Business Property

Qualified Business Income Tax Issues for Farmers

Tax Issues Arising Upon the Death of a Farmer

Current Uniform Capitalization Rules for Orchards and Vineyards

The cost for the one-day school is $150, and applications have been made for the following continuing education credits:

  • Accountancy Board of Ohio, CPAs (6 hours)
  • Office of Professional Responsibility, IRS (6 hours)
  • Supreme Court of Ohio, Attorneys (5.25 hours)

Registration includes the Agricultural Tax Issues Workbook. The deadline to register is Dec. 8 to ensure participants will receive the workbook in the mail before the workshop. The live webinar will also feature options for interaction and the ability to ask questions about the presented material.

More information on the workshop, including how to register, can be found at

Contact Barry Ward at 614-688-3959, or Julie Strawser at 614-292-2433, with questions.


Ohio 4-H Foundation Board: Teen Member

The Ohio 4-H Foundation is looking for the next teen representative to serve on the board of trustees for a two-year term. We are looking for strong leaders between the age of 14-18 as of January 1. The application can be found here by clicking here.  The deadline for submissions is December 14th.

We would love to see some Greene County applications!

Reminder: Pick Up Livestock Checks

Just a reminder that if you haven’t pick up livestock sale checks, please do so soon.  Their hours are as follows:

Closed Monday

Open Tuesday 8:30-12:30

Open Wednesday Noon-4:00

Open Thursday 8:30-12:30

Open Friday 8:30-12:30


For questions, please call 937-372-8621.  Remember your mask when picking up checks.

Greene County Local Food Council Meeting – 11/23

Interested in Local Foods?

Our next Food Council meeting will be next Monday, November 23 at 2 p.m. We will be meeting via zoom and the connection details are below. Please feel free to invite others that may be interested.


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Thank you!

Thank you to those who have connected their Kroger Plus card to support the Greene County 4-H. Kroger donates a portion of what you spend at Kroger back to our organization and this is no additional cost to you as a Kroger customer!
If you are not connected to another organization and shop at Kroger, connect your Kroger Plus card at any time so that the Greene County 4-H earns funds to help them with their events, programs, and more!

Project Book Update

As a reminder, we have many project books in stock at our office.  Please email Pat at to hold the book.

We’ve got you covered with LOTS of ways to obtain project books this year!

  • Download one for free. Select from a dozen popular titles in the Perfect Stay-at-Home Projects collection. Click on the book you want, and when the file opens on your screen, save or print it from there. This year, a selection of 4‑H Cloverbud activities is available too. (For accessible formats of these publications, visit
  • Order and pick up project books in your county office. If you would rather purchase a printed copy of a Perfect Stay-at-Home Project or any other project book, check with your club advisor and county educator. Ohio residents get the best price on printed books when they order and pick up their purchases through local Extension offices.
  • Buy one online. Like last year, you also can order directly from Ohio residents receive free shipping on orders of $20 or more with the coupon FREE2021. Books cost slightly more this way, but orders can be shipped directly to any Ohio address. There is no restriction on the number of times a coupon can be used.  See our printable Ordering Is Easy instructions. Please review your order carefully. Extension Publishing is not able to accept returns.
  • Make your own. Self-determined projects are an excellent choice for self-motivated members eager to get started by creating their own projects. Although self-determined projects may be better suited for older 4-H members, they are available for any member and are often based on idea starters already available online. Many of the idea starters are great stay-at-home projects too, for example, Music, Bats, String Art, Climate Change, American Sign Language, etc. Learn about the best of current circumstances with My Own Stay-at-Home Project. (For project judging, self-determined projects are judged in self-determined categories.)

CORN Newsletter


November 10 – November 23, 2020


Editor: Mark Badertscher


November Brings Better Weather

Author: Aaron Wilson

Frost/Freeze Summary The National Weather Service Frost/Freeze program has ended for the season as many areas have experienced 1-2 hard freezes (28°F) over the last three weeks.

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Harvesting and Handling Moldy Corn

Authors: Pierce Paul, Felipe Dalla Lana da Silva, Dee Jepsen

Harvesting, Sampling, and Testing: This year, slow grain dry-down, delayed harvest, and late-seaso

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Engenia, XtendiMax Labels Reapproved

Author: Mark Loux

The USEPA recently reapproved use of Engenia and XtendiMax on Xtend and XtendiFlex soybeans, with modifications to address concerns about off-target movement.  Summary of current situation follows:

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Track Cover Crop Species through the Winter

Authors: Amanda Douridas, Jason Hartschuh, CCA, Elizabeth Hawkins, Mary Griffith

This summer we planted a variety of cover crops in the AgCrops Plots at Farm Science Review. We took some video before the killing frost a few weeks ago. Listen in as we discuss the species and benefits in this short video.

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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.




Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management


Rachel Cochran
Water Quality Extension Associate


Steve Culman
State Specialist, Soil Fertility


Wayne Dellinger
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Amanda Douridas
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Nick Eckel
Water Quality Extension Associate


Boden Fisher
Water Quality Extension Associate


Ken Ford
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Mary Griffith
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Will Hamman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems


Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Dee Jepsen


Stephanie Karhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Dean Kreager
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems


Alan Leininger
Program Assistant


Brigitte Moneymaker
Water Quality Extension Associate


Gigi Neal
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Tony Nye
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases


Richard Purdin
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Eric Richer, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Dennis Riethman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Beth Scheckelhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Matthew Schmerge
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Clint Schroeder
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems


Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center


Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Chris Zoller
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


The information presented here, along with any trade names used, is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement is made by Ohio State University Extension is implied. Although every attempt is made to produce information that is complete, timely, and accurate, the pesticide user bears responsibility of consulting the pesticide label and adhering to those directions.

CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information, visit For an accessible format of this publication, visit


4-H Project Books: Available Today!

Are you thinking about what 4-H project to take next year?  Or are you looking for additional virtual learning resources?  Now is the time to look at 4-H projects!

This is the list of what we have on hand at our office today.  Please contact Pat at or 937-736-7215.  We can mail if that is easier for you.  

If picking up, please do so within 2 weeks of placing the order.

407 Accessories for Teens
751 Archery Member Record Book
555 ATV Safety
631 Basic Archery
474 Beyond the Grill
670 Canning and Freezing
167RI Chick Quest Logbook
167RS Chick Quest Logbook Sets of 25
406 Clothes for High School and College
424 Clothing for Middle School
426 Clothing for Your Career
711AG Cloverbud Volunteer Guidebook
408 Creative Costumes
126 Dairy Cow Project and Record Book
127R Dairy Resource Handbook
410 Designed by Me
181 Draft Horse
417 Dress-up Outfits
189 Dressage
411 em-bel-lish: A 4-H Guide to Wearable Art
530 Entering Electronics, Level 4
185 Equine Reproduction and Genetics
481 Everyday Food and fitness
377 Finding Your Voice: Public Speaking Made Easy
135 Goat Project and Record Book
472 Grill Master
691 Grow Your Own Vegetables
692 Growing with the Seasons
762 Horse Nutrition
177 Horse Training: How to Talk to Your Horse
645 Insect Adventures 2
646 Insect Adventures 3
491 It’s My Home
218 Leaping Forward, Level 3
132 Llama and Alpaca Project and Resource Handbook
425 Look Great for Less
418 Loungewear
527 Magic of Electricity, Level 1
556 Measuring Up, Level 1
755 Muzzleloaders Member Record Book
715I My 4-H Cloverbud Year
420 Outerwear for Anywhere
376 Pantry Panic
230GPM PetPals Leader’s Guide
230 PetPals Project and Record Book
220R Pocket Pets Resource Handbook
150 Poultry Project and Record Book
498 Quilting the Best Better
501RI Rockets Away Logbook
501GPM Rockets Away! Exploring the Science of Forces and Motion
490 Science Fun with Dairy Foods
497 Scrapbooking: A 4-H Guide to Preserving Memories
409 Sew Fun
430 Shopping Savvy
752 Shotgun Member Record Book
463 Sports Nutrition: Ready, Set, Go
184 Standardbred Horses
475 Star Spangled Foods
413 Sundresses and Jumpers
140 Swine Breeding Project and Record Book
487 Take A Break for Breakfast
374 Teens on Board
448 Teens on the Road to Financial Success
358 The Truth About Tobacco
622 Trapping Muskrats in Ohio
543 Tune It Up, Level 3
518 Wheels in Motion, Level 2
620 Why Trees Matter
529 Wired for Power, Level 3
462 Yeast Breads on the Rise
467 You’re the Chef
550 Young Engineers in Solar Energy
552 Tractor Operations, Level B
553 Tractor Operations, Level C
554 Tractor Operations, Level D
National Poultry Judging
Basic Information about Chickens, OSU GC
Candy Making
Trash to Treasure
Baking Pies