Office Will Reopen with Limited Hours by Appointment Only

Xenia, OH – The Greene County office of OSU Extension will be reopening on Monday, June 29, 2020 with limited hours by appointment only.

The hours will be as follows: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Appointments can be scheduled by calling the office at 937-372-9971 or emailing Rebecca Supinger,, for 4-H Youth Development; Trevor Corboy,, for Agriculture and Natural Resources; Laura Halladay, for Family and Consumer Sciences.  Contact information for all other staff can be found at:

Ohio State will continue to evaluate and update plans based on evolving conditions with COVID-19.

When Extension employees are not in the county office, they will continue to telework. We are following strict guidelines to remain safe, and to keep our clientele safe as well. All service sector requirements for general office environments from the Ohio Department of Health will be strictly adhered to in each office.

If you have any questions, contact the local Extension office at 937-372-9971.

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The Greene County office of OSU Extension is a cooperative agency of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the Greene County Commissioners.

Ohio State University Extension creates opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic, and environmental conditions.

July 2020 Greene Co Phased Reopening of Office

Greene County Farm Bureau Opportunity for Fair


Calling on all Greene County junior fair youth exhibitors! The Greene County Farm Bureau is offering this awesome benefit for youth exhibitors at the 2020 fair! Farm Bureau families can come pick up a stall tag for their pens to be displayed during fair week. This tag will give youth exhibitors access to exclusive add-on money for their 2020 project. 


You can pick up these signs on Monday, August 3rd from 1-6pm outside the conservation building, but please reserve yours in advance by calling the Farm Bureau office at (937)382-4407. The office is open Monday- Thursday from 8am to 6pm. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!  

Non-livestock Virtual Judging

Kuddos to Greene County 4-H youth!

I turned on my computer this morning to find over 100 (108 to be exact if I counted correctly) entries for non-livestock virtual judging from over 75 youth!

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we are all navigating new approaches and trying new things.  We all learned from this process of collecting entries.  Thank you for not giving up!

We are thinking of the best possible way to display this during our fair.  It won’t be how we have done it in the past, but you all deserve an awesome display, nonetheless.  I can’t wait for you all to see the hard work they have done!

These videos, pictures, displays, and kids have made today a great day.

Environmental Leadership Virtual 4-H SPIN Club

Don’t forget!  This starts next week (and Rebecca is helping to lead it!)

Please join me.

Are you interested in learning about the connection between the environment and science, politics, human rights, and social justice?

Join Hamilton, Butler and Greene County 4-H for a six week Special Interest (SPIN) club on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM. From July 14, 2020 to August 18, 2020 you will meet virtually to dig into these topics and learn how you can use your hands, heart, head, and health to improve your community, county, and your world.

Registration closes on July 7!

This club is designed for youth age 13 and up. Some material covered in this club may not be age appropriate for younger youth.

You can register here:


Restart Ohio: Back to Healthy

Join Ohio State University Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences educators this summer for a fun, educational, and free new learning series! Restart Ohio: Back to Healthy is a great opportunity to learn about a variety of health and wellness topics, restart healthy habits, and learn more about what Extension and Family and Consumer Sciences has to offer you!

Who: Anyone is invited to participate! Invite your family and friends to join you virtually for this fun and educational opportunity.

What: Restart Ohio: Back to Healthy is not only an opportunity to learn something new this summer, it’s also an opportunity to connect with Ohio State University Extension! The series will cover a variety of topics, including herbs, active listening, parenting, conversation etiquette, and more!

When: July 7th – August 20th – This series will take place on Tuesday and Thursday of each week, from 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm.

Where: This series will take place on Zoom, so you can participate from the comfort of your own home (or home office)!

To learn more about the series, including a full list of topics visit

Register for the series here:

We look forward to seeing you this summer as we Restart Ohio: Back to Healthy!

Ohio 4-H Project Showcase

This summer we invite 4-H members in good standing to submit a photo of themselves with their 4-H project for display in an online project showcase. You’ll be asked to share what you liked about the project and one new thing you learned. Parents will also need to sign their approval for youth to participate.

Here’s more:

  • Select your favorite project – one per person
  • Send a great photo – at least 2 MB
  • Photos will be display after September 8 at

Submit your photos by August 15 at Questions? Contact Sarah Longo at

CORN Newsletter


June 30 – July 6


Editor: Sarah Noggle


Warmer weather favored for the rest of the growing season Hotter and drier than normal for much of July

Author: Jim Noel

After a cool spring, we are playing catch up fast with a warm June. June will end up being 1-3 degrees above normal with rainfall 50-100% of normal. The warm weather will continue for the rest of the summer. Maximum temperatures will likely be 1-3 degrees above normal in July.

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Double Crop Soybean Recommendations

Author: Laura Lindsey

As small grains are harvested across the state, here are some management considerations for double-crop soybean production:

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Water Quality Extension Associate Services in NW Ohio

Authors: Rachel Cochran, Brigitte Moneymaker, Jordan Beck, Nick Eckel, Matthew Romanko, Boden Fisher

Our Goal

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Western Bean Cutworm Monitoring in Ohio

Authors: Amy Raudenbush, Mark Badertscher, Frank Becker, Lee Beers, CCA, Bruce Clevenger, CCA, Sam Custer, Tom Dehaas, Jason Hartschuh, CCA, Andrew Holden, Stephanie Karhoff, Ed Lentz, CCA, Rory Lewandowski, CCA, Cecilia Lokai-Minnich, David Marrison, Eric Richer, CCA, Garth Ruff, Beth Scheckelhoff, Clint Schroeder, Jeff Stachler, Mike Sunderman, Curtis Young, CCA, Chris Zoller, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon, Craig Everett

Monitoring for the Western bean cutworm (WBC) began the week of June 22nd across Ohio. Currently, WBC adult numbers are low in all monitoring counties. Trap counts for the week of June 22 – 28 resulted in a total of 17 WBC adults (0.23 average moths per trap) (Figure 1).

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Looking for soybean fields with late season waterhemp

Author: Mark Loux

OSU weed scientists and ag engineers are looking for soybean fields that have populations of waterhemp or Palmer amaranth surviving into July and August (after all control with herbicides has been attempted).  We have a project involving the use of a drone to identify these weeds in mid to late s

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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


Mark Badertscher
Hardin County


Frank Becker


Lee Beers, CCA
Trumbull County


Amanda Bennett
Miami County


Larry Brown
State Specialist, Water Management


Ann Chanon
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Defiance County


Rachel Cochran
Extension Associate


Steve Culman
State Specialist, Soil Fertility


Wayne Dellinger
Union County


Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases


Nick Eckel
Water Quality Associate


Mike Estadt
Pickaway County


Boden Fisher
Extension Associate


Ken Ford
Fayette County


Allen Gahler
Sandusky County


Mike Gastier, CCA
Huron County


Will Hamman
Pike County


Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems


Stephanie Karhoff
Williams County


Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems


Ed Lentz, CCA
Hancock County


Laura Lindsey
State Specialist, Soybean and Small Grains


Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science


David Marrison
Coshocton County


Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology


Rich Minyo
Research Specialist


Gigi Neal
Clermont County


Jim Noel
National Weather Service


Sarah Noggle
Paulding County


Tony Nye
Clinton County


Les Ober, CCA
Geauga County


Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases


Amy Raudenbush
Research Associate Entomology


Eric Richer, CCA
Fulton County


Dennis Riethman
Mercer County


Matthew Romanko
Extension Associate


Garth Ruff
Henry County


Beth Scheckelhoff
Putnam County


Matt Schmerge
Shelby County


Clint Schroeder
Allen County


Jeff Stachler
Auglaize County


Mark Sulc
State Specialist, Forage Production


Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems


Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center


Ted Wiseman
Perry County


Curtis Young, CCA
Van Wert County


Chris Zoller
Tuscarawas County


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

Non-livestock Virtual Judging Process

Non-livestock Virtual Completion Process

With safety of youth, volunteers, judges, parents, and staff, we can not hold in person prefair judging as we have done in the past.

We have a website with the process to submit a video and a picture.  This is due by 11:59 p.m. July 6. Youth must complete this in order to receive fair pass/bucks.



All Junior Fair livestock exhibitors will complete their livestock entries online. This will replace the paper forms from previous years. This help sheet will guide you through the process. Please read the entire guide before attempting to make your entry to ensure the process is done correctly.

All entries are due to be completed by Wednesday, July 1.  We recommend using these instructions as a guide while making your entries.  Please visit our website for complete directions

When completing online entries, make sure you enroll all your animals that will show at the fair and sign up for showmanship classes. You must follow all Junior Fair rules when entering your animals. Please give us accurate information regarding tags and the animals you will be bringing to the fair to ensure accuracy for classes/shows and stalling purposes. Do not enroll more animals than what you are planning on bringing to the fair.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office for any question you might have or assistance you may need.

The website to complete entries is