OSU Extension Winter Agronomy Program Updates

Corn College and Soybean School – February 11th, 9am – 12pm (Corn) & 1pm-4pm (Soybeans). Free to attend. CCA CEUs available. For details and to register  www.go.osu.edu/agronomyschools.

Agronomy Team Programs: Recordings for past presentations are posted on our website here.

  • Feb 4, 8:00-8:30am – Cover Crop Management, Hans Kok and Eric Niemeyer. 0.5 SW CCA CEUs. Register: www.go.osu.edu/soilhealth2021
  • Feb 4, 9:00-10:30am – Seed Production, Fred Pond and Carl Stuck. 1.5 CM CCA CEUs. Register: www.go.osu.edu/cropdiversity
  • Feb 11,  9am – 4:00pm – Corn College and Soybean School, Peter Thomison, Steve Culman, Pierce Paul, Andy Michel, Laura Lindsey, Mark Loux, Anne Dorrance, Kelley Tilmon. 2.0 CM + 1.0 NM + 5.0 PM CCA CEUs. Register: www.go.osu.edu/agronomyschools
  • Feb 18, 8:00-8:30am – Compaction Solutions, Scott Shearer. 0.5 SW CCA CEUs. Register: www.go.osu.edu/soilhealth2021
  • Feb 18, 9:00-11:00amManaging Water in  Today’s Wet and Dry Growing Seasons, Aaron Wilson, Eileen Kladivko, Larry Brown, Lyndon Kelley. 1.0 SW + 1.0 OM CCA CEUs. Register: www.go.osu.edu/adapt
  • Feb 25, 8:00 – 8:30amUsing Ohio Data and Research to Improve Soil Health, Steve Culman and Elizabeth Hawkins. 0.5 NM CCA CEUs. Register: www.go.osu.edu/soilhealth2021

Ag Tech Tues – These programs highlight 2020 eFields trials and will be held online every Tuesday in February from 10:00am-11:00am, beginning tomorrow (Feb 2). Register at www.go.osu.edu/AgTechTues.

Statewide Farm Bill Webinar – Feb 25th, 9:00-11:00am. Register at www.go.osu.edu/arcplc2021. A recording of the Jan 13th webinar is posted here and a recording of the Dec 1st webinar is here. Slides for all programs are on box available for you to download here.

Regional Farm Bill – Face-to-Face MeetingsClick here to register and find a date or location in or near your county. Since these are face-to-face meetings, registration is required as space will be limited. Masks and social distancing will be required. The deadline for 2021 ARC/PLC Elections are March 15, 2021 at your local FSA Office.

Planning for the Future of Your Farm

OSU Extension will host a virtual three part “Planning for the Future of Your Farm” workshop on February 15, 22 and March 1, 2021 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. This workshop will challenge farm families to actively plan for the future of the farm business. 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. Click here for more information and to register for this important webinar for your farms future.

The following could be of interest to some of you to check-out and explore…..

  • Two weeks ago, the Ohio Treasurer’s office announced the opening of the 2021 Ag-LINK application period.
  • During the application period, which will remain open through March 19, farm operators and agribusinesses can receive an interest rate reduction on new or existing operating loans up to $150,000.
  • Loans made available through Ag-LINK can help finance the upfront operating costs for feed, seed, fertilizer, fuel, and other costs.
  • You can learn more about Ag-LINK and the current application period by visiting the links listed at the conclusion of this email. Additionally, the Treasurer’s office regularly shares information and updates related to Ag-LINK via its Twitter and Facebook accounts (@OhioTreasurer).
  • By helping to spread the word to Ohio’s agriculture community, we hope more farmers and agribusinesses will consider the Ag-LINK program as they prepare for the upcoming growing season.
  • If you would like additional information on the Ag-LINK program, please don’t hesitate to reach out at any time.
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