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OSU Extension Offering Beginner & Small Farm College in Coshocton and Greene Counties

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. The topics included in this workshop include:

October 24th-Getting Started on Your New Farm Business

  • Developing real-life expectations for your farm.
  • Examining the available resources and opportunities for your property.
  • Developing a farm business plan, including setting your family and farm mission, goals and objectives.
  • An introduction to marketing and selling agricultural products.

October 31st–Money, Money, Money! Managing your Farm Finances

  • Developing a family and farm balance sheet.
  • Using enterprise budgets to project farm income.
  • Recordkeeping for farm businesses and farm taxes.
  • Managing family and farm income and expenses.

November 7th–There’s More to Farming than Just Growing Stuff!

  • Farm Management for New Farms
  • Setting up your farm business, including choosing a business entity and obtaining employer identification numbers.
  • Farm taxes.
  • Obtaining farm financing.
  • Insurance and liability for farms.
  • Licenses and permits needed for a small farm business.
  • Employer responsibilities related to farm labor and labor laws.

Farm Tour (Date & Location TBD)

Each site host will be planning a farm tour so participants can visit with a successful local farming operation to learn how they started and what they have learned during the development of their farm business.

Registration: The cost is $30 for the first person and $15 for each additional. Registration is limited to the first 50 registrants per location. Registration deadline is October 17th. There are two methods to register for this college.  Registration on-line can be made at: go.osu.edu/smallfarmcollegereg  Registration can also be made by mailing in a registration form to the site host for the location you plan to attend. Click here for registration flyer.

Mail Registrations for Coshocton County Site to:

OSU Extension –Coshocton County

c/o David Marrison

724 South 7thStreet, Room 110

Coshocton, OH 43812

Mail Registrations for Greene County Site to:

OSU Extension –Greene County

c/o Trevor Corboy

100 Fairground Road

Xenia, OH 45385

More Information:

For more information about the Coshocton County location, contact David Marrison at

marrison.2@osu.edu or (740)722-6073

For more information about the Greene County location, contact Trevor Corboy at corboy.3@osu.edu or (937)736-7203

4-H Achievement Form Workshop

 

This fall, Teen Leadership Council will be hosting a virtual Achievement Form Workshop for 4-H members statewide!

  • October 2, 2022 (6:30-8:00 p.m. on Zoom): An informational session will be held, providing a basic overview of the Achievement Form, giving introductory tips for completion, and sharing about potential opportunities available to members who complete and submit their forms.
    • Must register at https://go.osu.edu/AchForm2022 by September 30 to receive Zoom information for the workshop.
    • This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend in live-time.

CORN Newsletter

 

September 6 – September 12, 2022

 

Editor: Ken Ford

 

Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) Or Brown Stem Rot (BSR)? That is the question!

Author: Horacio Lopez-Nicora

In August we started finding soybean diseases in Ohio.

Read more

 

Late-season waterhemp and Palmer amaranth scouting resources

Author: Alyssa Essman

Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth plants that have escaped POST applications or emerged after are now starting to develop mature seed. These plants can produce upwards of one million seeds per plant in certain situations.

Read more

 

Farm Science Review Agronomy College Sept 13

Authors: Amanda Douridas, Jason Hartschuh, CCA

Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio AgriBusiness Association will again partner to hold the Farm Science Review Agronomy College on Sept. 13.

Read more

 

Weather Update: Average Start to Fall

Author: Aaron Wilson

Summary

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Do I Really Need to Wait for the Fly-Free Date? Wheat Planting Date and Other Management Considerations for Fall 2022

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Kelley Tilmon, Pierce Paul, Ed Lentz, CCA, Eric Richer, CCA

Now that we’ve entered September, wheat planting is just around the corner. It can be tempting to plant wheat before your county’s Hessian fly-safe date (Figure 1); however, the best time to plant wheat is the 10-day period starting the day after the fly-safe date.

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Lep Monitoring Update: FAW Trapping Continues

Authors: Amy Raudenbush, Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel

Fall Armyworm

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Seed testing for cover crops to meet germination and purity requirements

Authors: Alexander Lindsey, Laura Lindsey

Seed quality is key to establishing a good crop (or cover crop). Earlier this year, the Ohio Seed Improvement Association seed test laboratory closed.

Read more

 

Upcoming Events

 

September 13

 

FSR Agronomy College

 

September 19

 

NW Ohio, NE Indiana, SE Michigan Soil Health Tour

 

September 20

 

NW Ohio, NE Indiana, SE Michigan Soil Health Tour

 

September 20

 

60th Annual Farm Science Review

 

September 21

 

NW Ohio, NE Indiana, SE Michigan Soil Health Tour

 

September 22

 

NW Ohio, NE Indiana, SE Michigan Soil Health Tour

 

September 23

 

NW Ohio, NE Indiana, SE Michigan Soil Health Tour

 

September 24

 

NW Ohio, NE Indiana, SE Michigan Soil Health Tour

 

September 25

 

NW Ohio, NE Indiana, SE Michigan Soil Health Tour

 

September 26

 

NW Ohio, NE Indiana, SE Michigan Soil Health Tour

 

September 27

 

NW Ohio, NE Indiana, SE Michigan Soil Health Tour

 

September 28

 

NW Ohio, NE Indiana, SE Michigan Soil Health Tour

 

September 29

 

NW Ohio, NE Indiana, SE Michigan Soil Health Tour Wrap Up Event

 

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

 

Mark Badertscher
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

John Barker
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Bennett
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Trevor Corboy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Dirk Dempsey
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Taylor Dill
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Alyssa Essman
Visiting Assistant Professor

 

Mike Estadt
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Don Hammersmith
Program Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jamie Hampton
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Amber Herman
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Stephanie Karhoff, CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Dean Kreager
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Rob Leeds
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Laura Lindsey
State Specialist, Soybean and Small Grains

 

Horacio Lopez-Nicora
State Specialist, Soybean Pathology

 

Gigi Neal
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Tony Nye
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases

 

Jordan Penrose
OSU Extension Educator

 

Eric Richer, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Matthew Schmerge
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Barry Ward
Program Leader

 

Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

 

Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Curtis Young, CCA
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 cfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.

4-H Pura Vida Bracelet Fundraiser

Here is an awesome opportunity and a possible gift for a 4-H member in your life.

Founded in Costa Rica, Pura Vida Bracelets provide sustainable jobs to artisans and raises awareness for charities with products that give back. They’re also passionate about protecting the environment.

This bracelet will be wax coated, 100% waterproof in green and white.  It is adjustable from 2-5 inches in diameter and has an iron-coated copper “P” charm.

Bracelets are $10 each and will be available for pick up around the week of November 14, 2022.  Proceeds will be shared between the 4-H club and 4-H camp fees.

Drop off money and orders to the OSU Extension Office.  All orders are due by September 15, 2022.  See order form for details.

Thank You Note Reminder

If you haven’t written your thank you notes, please do so today!

Your awards (trophies, ribbons, plaques, plates, etc.) all need a thank you written.  Also, please think about writing thank you notes to your club advisors, species committee members who helped throughout the week, Senior Fairboard Members, Junior Fairboard, parents, Sales Committee, and anyone else who has helped throughout your 4-H experience.

For the Greene County Senior Fairboard, Junior Fairboard, and Sales Committee, please address 120 Fairground Road, Xenia, OH 45385.

It takes so many individuals to put on a great fair and we are lucky to be able to work with them all.  Now, we need your help to show your appreciation.

Please make sure you are showing appreciation for the donations and the time people spend to put on our fair.

Thank you!

4-H Celebration of Youth

The Ohio 4-H Foundation’s annual Celebration of Youth is fast approaching! All adults aged 21 and over are invited to join us at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio on Thursday, October 6 for an evening of fall fun on the farm. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and will include a delicious dinner, a variety of fun farm activities, and both a silent and live auction. The kids are away so the adults can play!

 

This year, the Ohio 4-H Foundation is providing each county with two free tickets to the event. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact your county educator for more information. Young alumni are also eligible for our BOGO ticket package, where you can purchase two tickets for the price of one! For additional details on how to purchase a ticket to Celebration of Youth, as well as information on how to sponsor the event or donate an auction item, please visit https://go.osu.edu/COY. Questions can also be directed to ohio4hfoundation@osu.edu. We hope you will join us for a night of fellowship and fundraising for Ohio 4-H!