Backyard Poultry Certificate Course

Backyard Poultry Marketing Flyer To access the course head to: 

For a variety of reasons, there is an increase in interest in keeping backyard poultry. Backyard flocks provide the opportunity for people in rural and urban areas alike to produce tasty eggs and meat for personal and family food security. You might want egg layers. You might want to raise meat birds for a harvest in your freezer. You might even have a youth interested in raising chickens for their 4-H or FFA project, as these lower maintenance livestock can be kept in a fraction of the space for a fraction of the cost when compared to other species.

Whatever your reason for raising poultry, this course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and resources you will need to get your backyard flock off to a great start.

This self-paced course is expected to take 2-3 hours to complete and includes the following 6 modules:

  • Getting Started
  • Brooding, Basic Husbandry & Nutrition
  • Housing
  • Egg Production
  • Maximizing Health
  • Biosecurity

Ohio Victory Gardens Seeds Available

The packages of seeds have arrived in our office. Come in to pick up a packet! Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Victory Gardens have a historical significance in our country, an effort to plant fruits, vegetables, and herbs during challenging times to contribute to the cause. The Ohio Department of Agriculture and OSU Extension are reviving the movement – join in and start planting!

Take the survey on the bag of the package for a chance to win!  #OhioVictoryGardens

GCCC UAS Precision Agricultural Services

The Greene County Career Center is offering remote sensing precision agricultural services as part of the Drone and UAS Technology lab.
The Drone & UAS Technology free services include data collection and processing from students using enterprise software such as Pix4Dmapper and Pix4Dfields which can easily integrate with GIS software such as ArcMap or QGIS.
All products can be viewed from a Windows PC or Mac without any special software and can provide a stable, historical dataset in an ever-changing climate.

• All data from the multispectral and RGB sensors would be readily accessible to the farmers and can be used for scouting and management purposes.
• The program has commercial aircraft such as the fixed-wing SenteraPHX that can cover 700 acres in one battery and the M300 RTK, a quadcopter, boasting a 55 minutes of flight time
• Generated prescription maps allow customizable variable rate and spot spraying maps with DJI spray drones and John Deere tractors

Contact Chris Rieser (Drone/UAS Instructor) at 937-372-6941 x 2210 or crieser@greeneccc.comfor details.

OSU Extension Greene County On-farm Research Meeting

Would you like to answer your questions and get involved with local on-farm research? Have ideas and suggestions to share?
Join us in this informal meeting where we will discuss ideas and projects for local on-farm research in Greene County!

Date: Monday, March 18, 2024

Time: 6 PM

Address: 100 Fairgrounds Rd, Xenia, OH 45385

No registration is required. Contact Marina Miquilini at or 937-736-7205 for details.

OSU Extension On farm research in Greene


Ohio Cropland Values and Rents Survey 2023-2024

Please, help us filling the Ohio Cropland Values and Rents Survey 2023-2024. Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents Short Survey 2024 (1)

You can bring the hard copy to the extension office, or there is also an online survey option at:

You can also access the online survey through this QR code:

Ohio Farmland Leasing Update

Providing economic and legal updates on Ohio farmland leasing issues and needs.

DATE: March 1, 2024
TIME: 10:00 a.m. -Noon
Via ZOOM Webinar

To register, visit 

Topics we’ll cover include:

  • Cash Rent Outlook –Key Issues and Survey Data
  • Negotiating Capital Improvements on Leased Farmland
  • Dealing with Conservation Practices in a Farmland Lease
  • Executing and Recording Farm Leases
  • New Farmland Leasing Resources


  • Barry Ward, Leader, OSU Production Business Management
  • Peggy Hall, Attorney, OSU Ag & Resource Law Program
  • Robert Moore, Attorney, OSU Ag & Resource Law Program

Farmland Leasing Update Webinar 2024


Planning for the Future of Your Farm

The OSU Extension office in Warren county invites you to participate in a “Planning for the Future of Your Farm” workshop on April 4, 2024. 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. This workshop will be held at the Warren County Fairgrounds in the Welcome Hall located at 665 N. Broadway, Lebanon OH 45036.

Workshop topics include: Developing Goals for Estate and Succession; Planning for the Transition of Control; Planning for the Unexpected; Communication and Conflict Management during Farm Transfer; Legal Tools and Strategies; Developing Your Team; Getting Your Affairs in Order; and Selecting an Attorney.

The base $85 registration fee allows 2 members from the family to attend and includes lunch, refreshments, and 1 set of course materials. Additional family members can attend for $25 per person. Additional materials can be purchased for a fee. More information can be obtained by contacting Greg Meyer at or by phone at (513)695-1311 or at 

Warren County_Farm Transition Workshop_April 2024

Home Vegetable Gardening

OSU Extension Greene County Master Gardener Volunteers present Home Vegetable Gardening on Saturday, April 13, 2024. A panel of gardening experts will discuss general gardening techniques, vegetable pests, and a close-up look at cucumbers, and zucchini.

A free vegetable packet along with information will be given to each attendee.

2024 Home Vegetable Gardening Flyer

Registration: CLICK HERE

For more information:

Kim Hupman at or 937-736-7209