Agricultural Fertilizer 3 Hour Certification Training – 3/6/2020

Friday, March 6, 2020

9:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M. • OSU Extension Fayette County

This meeting will fulfill the three-hour requirement for private and commercial applicators who need the agricultural fertilizer applicator certification.
Who should attend the training? Fertilizer certification is required if you apply fertilizer (other than manure) to more than 50 acres of agricultural production grown primarily for sale. If you hire a co-op or other custom applicator to make your fertilizer applications, you do not need the certification. This training is for private and commercial applicators.

What will be covered? Best management practices will be the basis of the agricultural fertilizer certification training with a focus on fertilizer applications that have the appropriate rate, timing, placement and source.

Location: OSU Extension FayetteCounty, 1415 US. Hwy. 22 SW, Washington C.H., OH 43160
Contact: Ken Ford, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, ford.70@osu.edu,740-335-1150
Cost: $30 payable to OSU Extension with below registration to
1415 US. Hwy. 22 SW, Washington C.H., OH 43160

Fertilizer 3Hour 3.6.20 Fayette

Edible Landscape – March 19

Fruits, vegetables and edible flowers can all be incorporated into the home landscape.  Fruit trees can be trained into an espalier.  Grapevines can be trained into an arbor.  Blackberry bushes can be planted as a hedge.  Strawberry plants can be used a groundcover.  Many vegetables have attractive colors.  Numerous herbs look and smell great!  Some of the flowers had edible parts.  Edible landscaping is a way to tie them all together. Please join Dr. Gary Gao for an informative presentation how to add fruits, vegetables, culinary herbs and edible flowers into your home landscape so you can get your steps in and enjoy your wholesome harvest!

Location: OSU Extension, Greene County, 100 Fairground Rd, Xenia OH 45385

Cost: Master Gardener – $16.00; General Public – $20.00.  Includes educational materials and cold meal.

Contact information: Trevor Corboy at corboy.3@osu.edu or Kim Hupman at hupman.5@osu.edu

Register at: go.osu.edu/ediblelandscape

Edible Landscape Flyer 3.19.2020

2019 eFields Available

2019 eFields Books are available at the OSU Extension office, stop by today to get your copy.

eFields is an Ohio State University program dedicated to advancing production agriculture through the use of field-scale research.

Make plans to join us in Clinton County on February 10 to learn about the 2019 study results from your area plus across the state.

AGENDA
9:00 AM eFields Overview
9:30 AM Local Trials and Results
10:45 AM Partner Farmer Panel
11:30 AM Discuss Future Projects

eFields Regional Flyers_SW

CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter : 2020-03

  1. Author(s): Jim NoelThe outlook for February calls for near normal temperatures after the warm start with normal to above normal rainfall. That was the only change in the outlook. February looks wetter than

  2. Frogeye leaf spot
  3. Author(s): Pierce Paul, Felipe Dalla Lana da SilvaTar Spot, a new disease of corn caused by the fungus Phyllachora

  4. Corn harvest
  5. Soybeans
    Author(s): Laura Lindsey, Steve CulmanSulfur is an essential macronutrient for crop production, often ranked behind only

  6. Author(s): Elizabeth HawkinsHave you been enjoying the 2019 eFields Report and are excited to learn more? The Ohio State Digital Ag team is hosting six regional eFields meetings this winter. Join us

  7. Tractor
    Author(s): Glen Arnold, CCAThe Ohio Department of Agriculture is rolling out the H2Ohio plan this month at eight meetings in the Maumee River Watershed.

  8. Author(s): Mark Badertscher, Wayne DellingerA three-hour fertilizer certification program will be held in Richwood for

  9. Corn and soybeans
    Author(s): John Barker The 2020 Central Ohio Agronomy School will be held on Monday evenings, beginning on Monday February 10 through Monday March 9, from 6:30 –9:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Ag

About the 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.

Breakfast on the Farm – Host Site Applications Available

In 2020, the Greene County community will host a large Breakfast On The Farm (BOTF) event to educate consumers about modern commodity agriculture and the way farmers care for their animals, protect the environment and produce safe, wholesome food.  Impact survey results from other similar events indicated that over 60% of the attendees were first time visitors to a farm in 20 years and that the consumers significantly increased their trust in farmers in the key areas of care for environment, care for animals, and protecting water quality.  As a result, the Greene County BOTF committee is planning for a late summer 2020 BOTF event.

If you are interested in being considered as a host farm site, please complete the form available at greene.osu.edu by February 1, 2020.  The host farm will need to have a farm representative involved in the monthly planning process and be willing to serve as a spokesperson for the event. The leadership for the planning committee will be provided by OSU Extension Greene County and Greene County Farm Bureau. These agencies will coordinate donations and sponsorships, pay bills and lead the planning process. They will also assemble the committee to select the host site farm and preferred date of the event.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Trevor Corboy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, OSU Extension Greene County to discuss this in more detail at corboy.3@osu.edu or 937-372-9971 ext.114.  Again, the Greene County BOTF event will be approximately in September 2020 and the host farm will help determine the preferred date.  Your consideration of hosting this event is greatly appreciated. Go to greene.osu.edu to learn more.

BOTF Host Site Application

Breakfast on the Farm – Host Applications Available

In 2020, the Greene County community will host a large Breakfast On The Farm (BOTF) event to educate consumers about modern commodity agriculture and the way farmers care for their animals, protect the environment and produce safe, wholesome food.  Impact survey results from other similar events indicated that over 60% of the attendees were first time visitors to a farm in 20 years and that the consumers significantly increased their trust in farmers in the key areas of care for environment, care for animals, and protecting water quality.  As a result, the Greene County BOTF committee is planning for a late summer 2020 BOTF event.

If you are interested in being considered as a host farm site, please complete the form available at greene.osu.edu by February 1, 2020.  The host farm will need to have a farm representative involved in the monthly planning process and be willing to serve as a spokesperson for the event. The leadership for the planning committee will be provided by OSU Extension Greene County and Greene County Farm Bureau. These agencies will coordinate donations and sponsorships, pay bills and lead the planning process. They will also assemble the committee to select the host site farm and preferred date of the event.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Trevor Corboy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, OSU Extension Greene County to discuss this in more detail at corboy.3@osu.edu or 937-372-9971 ext.114.  Again, the Greene County BOTF event will be approximately in September 2020 and the host farm will help determine the preferred date.  Your consideration of hosting this event is greatly appreciated. Go to greene.osu.edu to learn more.

BOTF Host Site Application

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course Announcement

The Ohio Department of Agriculture, Division of Food Safety is announcing a Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training to be held on January 28, 2020 at the Clermont County OSU Extension Office, 1000 Locust St, Owensville, OH 45160. The training will be one day, 9AM-5PM with an hour for lunch(not provided). There is no cost for in state residents, $85 for out of state. Regulation excluded and exempt growers are also welcome to register for the training.

The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) which states ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.’

The course will cover basic produce safety; worker health, hygiene, and training; soil amendments; wildlife, domesticated animals, and land use; agricultural water (both production and postharvest); postharvest handling and sanitation; and developing a farm food safety plan. As a participant you can expected to gain a basic understanding of: microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm; how to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks; how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm; parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one; and requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.

To receive a completion certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course.

Registrations to be submitted by January 17, 2020 to:

Email: Jordyn.Brown@agri.ohio.gov

Fax: (614) 644-0720

Phone: (614) 728-6250

Mail: Ohio Department of Agriculture

Division of Food Safety – ATTN: Jordyn Brown

8995 E Main St

Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (614)600-4272 or mfout@agri.ohio.gov.

Regards,

Matt Fout

Produce Safety Manager, Division of Food Safety

Ohio Department of Agriculture

GROWING HEMP in OHIO – Separating Fact from Fiction

Early bird registration ends January 10!

GROWING HEMP in OHIO

Separating Fact from Fiction

January 24, 2020

OARDC/OSU, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio

Find out about this new crop, from opportunities to challenges faced by growers.
Information includes hemp plant basics, growing practices, rules and regulations, business considerations, and more.

Click here for program and registration details.

Click here for online registration.

Ohio Farm Custom Rate Survey 2020

A large number of Ohio farmers hire machinery operations and other farm related work to be completed by others. This is often due to lack of proper equipment, lack of time or lack of expertise for a particular operation.  Many farm business owners do not own equipment for every possible job that they may encounter in the course of operating a farm and may, instead of purchasing the equipment needed, seek out someone with the proper tools necessary to complete the job. This farm work completed by others is often referred to as “custom farm work” or more simply “custom work”. A “custom rate” is the amount agreed upon by both parties to be paid by the custom work customer to the custom work provider.

Custom farming providers and customers often negotiate an agreeable custom farming machinery rate by utilizing Extension surveys results as a starting point. Ohio State University Extension collects surveys and publishes survey results from the Ohio Farm Custom Survey every other year. This year we are updating our published custom farm rates for Ohio.

We need your assistance in securing up-to-date information about farm custom work rates, machinery and building rental rates and hired labor costs in Ohio.

This year we have an online survey set up that anyone can access. We would ask that you respond even if you know only a few rates.  We want information on actual rates, either what you paid to hire custom work or what you charged if you perform custom work. Custom Rates should include all ownership costs of implement & tractor (if needed), operator labor, fuel and lube. If fuel is not included in your custom rate charge there is a place on the survey to indicate this.

You may access the survey at: ohio farm custom rates survey 2020 or contact the OSU Extension Greene County office to receive a paper copy at 937-372-9971.

Or: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7WN0eNQz3VO41nv

The deadline to complete the survey is March 30, 2020.

 

 

 

 

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