Join us June 1st to meet our new ANR Educator

  Help us welcome our new ANR Educator, Marina Miquilini at our  Meet and Greet on June 1st from 10am to noon in our office.

Marina has been passionate about agriculture since she was a child, which motivated her studies in agronomy and animal sciences.  Therefore, she graduated as an Agronomical Engineer at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and completed her master’s degree in the Animal Science department at The Ohio State University.  During her undergrad, Marina worked in different animal science research labs, and her studies were emphasized in forage crops and pastures.  During her master’s degree, her studies emphasized sustainable agroecosystems and her master’s project focused on understanding the effects of flooding on forage crops.  During her education, Marina developed a keen interest in extension and outreaching knowledge to the community, leading her to be an ANR Educator in Greene County.


Gardening with Limits

Gardening with Limits is a partner program with Greene County Parks and Trails and Ohio State University Extension.
Laura Akgerman from Ohio State University AgrAbility will be presenting:
Gardening as we age – Ideas for adapting is an educational workshop from AgrAbility, which includes information on good body mechanics, ergonomic garden tools, safe lifting, sun safety, Universal Design, and ideas for adapting your current work habits, tools, and structures so you can continue gardening productively and safely as your abilities with walk way

Date and Time: Tuesday, 5/16/2024 at 1 PM
Location: James Ranch Park (177 Fairground Rd. Xenia, OH 45385)
Cost: Free

Lettuce Cook: Snack Attack

Lettuce Cook is a three-day youth cooking and gardening program for ages 6-12. Youth will learn basic cooking skills, kitchen safety, and more about growing from garden to fork. This year’s theme is based on the 4-H project book “Snack Attack.”

Dates: June 6, 7, and 8
Time: 9 AM – 12 PM
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $20 per youth


Backyard Vegetable Gardening

Planning to grow your own vegetables?
Jumpstart your garden success with this informative seminar.
Learn about garden planning & preparation, warm and cool
weather vegetables, combatting pests & diseases, and many
proven practices. Flyer
Trevor Corboy – Brown County Extension Educator
Tim McDermott – Franklin County Extension Educator
Dr. Matthew Kleinhenz – OSU Professor & Extension Specialist
Cost: $30 – Online Registration begins March 1 $25 – Master Gardener Volunteers receive 3 hrs. CEUs
Registration Link:
Free tomato plant & informative hand-outs for each attendee.
Registration ends April 12th __ Space is limited

CORN Newsletter


January 31 – February 13, 2023


Editor: Chris Zoller


Weather Update: January 2023 – A Month of Soil Moisture Recharge

Author: Aaron Wilson


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Sampling Corn Grain for Vomitoxin

Author: Pierce Paul

Moldy grain and vomitoxin levels vary considerably within the grain lot.

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Cover Crop Management Seminar

Authors: Mark Badertscher, Randall Reeder

Cody Beacom and Jim Hoorman are the headline speakers for a Cover Crop Management three-hour morning program presented by the Ohio No-Till Council, Hardin County OSU Extension, and The Nature Conservancy.

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REDMINDER: Join Us for the 3rd Annual Virtual Corn College and Soybean School

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Amanda Douridas, CCA, Taylor Dill

Due to popular demand, the AgCrops Team will host the 3rd annual virtual Corn College and Soybean School on February 10, 2023 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM featuring your OSU Extension state specialists and soil fertility guest speaker, Dr.

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Northwest Ohio Agronomy Day

Author: Alan Leininger

Henry County will be hosting the 2023 Northwest Ohio Agronomy Crops Day on February 8th, 2023. This year’s event will feature Dr. Pierce Paul, Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Plant Pathology at the Ohio State University.

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Hot Topics in Grain Crops Series

Author: Ed Lentz, CCA

The Ohio State University Extension – Hancock County office will be offering its Hot Topics in Grain Crops Series over three evenings in February and March at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 CR 140, Findlay, OH 45840.

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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


Nic Baumer


Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Carrie Brown
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Trevor Corboy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Grant Davis, CCA
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Wayne Dellinger, CCA
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


Amber Emmons
Water Quality Extension Associate


Ken Ford
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


Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Ed Lentz, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Osler Ortez
State Specialist, Corn & Emerging Crops


Jordan Penrose
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Richard Purdin
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Matthew Schmerge
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Clint Schroeder
Program Manager


Brooks Warner
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Curtis Young, CCA
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 For an accessible format of this publication, visit


Over-the-Counter Antibiotics Will Require Veterinary Oversight (Rx) Beginning in June of 2023

By June of 2023, all medically important antibiotics currently available at most feed or farm supply stores will now require veterinary oversight (written Rx) to be used in animals, even if the animals are not intended for food production. Examples of affected antibiotics include injectable penicillin and oxytetracycline.  In addition, some retail suppliers who were able to sell these drugs/products in the past may no longer sell them after June of 2023.  This means that small and large animal veterinarians should be prepared for an increase in calls and visits from animal owners who previously may have purchased these drugs over the counter at their local farm supply store.  To continue using medically important antimicrobials, you may need to establish a veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR). Consult your veterinarian for more information.

What is a veterinarian-client-patient-relationship?

A veterinarian-client-patient-relationship (VCPR) is defined by the American Veterinary Medical Association as the basis for interaction among veterinarians, their clients, and their patients and is critical to the health of your animal(s). The practical explanation is that it is a formal relationship that you have with a veterinarian who serves as your primary contact for all veterinary services and is familiar with you, your livestock/animals, and your farm operation. This veterinarian is referred to as your Veterinarian of Record (VoR), and both the VoR and the client should sign a form to document this relationship.

What species are included?

From companion dogs and cats to backyard poultry, and from rabbits and show pigs to large livestock farms. The same restrictions will apply to all companion and farm animal species.

How do your health protocols measure up?

Health protocols are customized for individuals and farm-specific, and practicing veterinarians are often asked to develop and write protocols for individual farms, particularly health protocols. Injectable antimicrobials alone will not work as intended if animals are experiencing pain (drop feed and water intake) and/or dehydration. OSU Veterinary Extension is available to review your health protocols, but must submitted by a practicing veterinarian to Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann at


  1. Over-the-Counter Antibiotics Will Require Veterinary Oversight (Rx) Beginning in June of 2023
  2. Veterinary Client-Patient Relationship
  3. Veterinary Feed Directive
  4. List of Approved New Animal Drug Applications Affected by GFI #263
  5. PowerPoint Presentation: Dr. Amber McCoig discussing FDA Guidance for Industry #263 and #256
  6. Antibiotic Stewardship for Beef and Dairy Cattle
  7. Antibiotic Stewardship for Poultry
  8. Antibiotic Stewardship Sheep and Goats

Don’t Miss Out on 2023 Soil Health Webinar Series

Don’t Miss Out on 2023 Soil Health Webinar Series

By:  Stephanie Karhoff, Tony Nye, Taylor Dill, and Jamie Hampton

The Agronomic Crops Team Soil Health Webinar Series returns this winter. You won’t want to miss out on this year’s line-up of farmers and academic experts covering a wide range of soil health topics.

Programs include:

  • January 5th, 8:00-9:00 a.m. – Precipitation and Management and their effect on soil health Dr. Peter Tomlinson, Kansas State University
  • February 2nd, 8:00-9:00 a.m. – Know Your Biologicals and What They Can (or Cannot) Do for You, Dr. Mark Licht, Iowa State University
  • March 2nd, 8:00-9:00 a.m. – Intercropping & Soil Health, Lucas Criswell, No-till producer
  • March 30th, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Soil Health & Water Quality, Dr. Vinayak Shedekar, The Ohio State University and Dr. Will Osterholz, USDA-ARS

There is no cost to attend these programs, but registration is required. Register at 1-hour CCA CEU in Nutrient Management will be offered at each session. CCA CEUs are only available to participants attending live sessions (we cannot give CCA credit for watching the recordings).

All programs will be recorded, and recordings will be available to view on our YouTube channel. Last year’s Soil Health Webinar sessions can be viewed online here.


Growing Green 2023: Cover Crop Opportunities

Growing Green 2023: Cover Crop Opportunities

Date & Time: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 10:00am
Location: McGregor Hall (Room 113), 1 Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Description: The benefits of cover crops include reducing soil erosion, keeping soil microbes well-fed, improving nutrient availability, and adding soil organic matter and carbon for higher crop yields. We will learn how to get started with cover crops and hear about a new financial assistance opportunity to implement conservation practices in the Miami Valley. This session will be the first educational event through the “Growing Green” series in 2023. Coffee and light refreshments will be available.

“Growing Green” is co-sponsored by Tecumseh Land Trust and the Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice, as part of the Jacoby Partnership, a Regional Conservation Partnership Program through U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).

Program Schedule

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Jim Hoorman, Soil Health Scientist & Educator with Hoorman Soil Health Services

Title: Getting started with cover crops.

Description: There are three main types of cover crops.  Legumes and clovers make nitrogen and can be great pollinators if left to flower.  Grasses increase carbon and soil organic matter while the fine roots improve soil structure.  Brassica like radish, rape, and kale decrease soil compaction and fight weeds.  Topics on seeding rates, how to plant, and how to terminate  cover crops will be discussed. Cover crops benefits include reducing soil erosion, keeping soil microbes well fed which improves nutrient availability, and adding SOM and carbon for higher crop yields.

11:00 am – 11:15 am: Break

11:15 am –  12:15 pm: Joe Campbell and Leo Deiss of One.Two.Five Benefit Corporation 

Description: Joe and Leo will present a new USDA-NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program opportunity called Financing Climate Smart Agriculture in Ohio’s Miami Valley for farmers in Miami, Montgomery, Champaign, Clark, Greene, and Clinton counties. This program is led in partnership with the Agraria Center for Regenerative Agriculture, the Tecumseh Land Trust, Retreat at Evans Farms, and Oaks & Sprouts, Limited.  This project’s lead partner, one.two.five, seeks to evaluate the potential for soil carbon storage and greenhouse gas emission mitigation in Ohio soils through regenerative farming and land management practices. This benefit corporation works with the growing global voluntary and pre-compliance carbon offset markets to assign premium values to farmers achieving the highest levels of carbon storage in Ohio.

This project seeks to engage an urban and rural network of BIPOC farmers and non-BIPOC farmers through innovative financial and technical support strategies to spur the adoption of regenerative agricultural practices and systems designed to enhance soil quality and soil carbon storage. This project advances the most pressing issues for climate-smart agriculture, including soil carbon capture and retention through a pay-for-performance compensation approach for farmers who adopt climate-smart agriculture practices and systems. The project area encompasses a diverse landscape of urban and rural and small and large farms. It is home to over 1 million inhabitants, 5,000 farms, and 8,000 producers spread across six counties: Miami, Montgomery, Champaign, Clark, Greene, and Clinton counties.


Jim Hoorman has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, a Master of Business degree, and a Masters’s in Agricultural Economics, and was a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Sciences from Ohio State University.  Jim also worked as an Assistant Professor and Extension Educator for Ohio State University Extension for 25 years specializing in soil health, cover crops, nutrient recycling, and water quality.  Jim recently worked three years with the USDA-NRCS as a Regional Soil Health Specialist for Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.  Jim now has his own business called Hoorman Soil Health Services, where he teaches soil health, consults, does grant writing, conducts soil health research, and sells cover crops and early maturing crop varieties.  Jim has worked with cover crops and no-till for over 20 years, promoting soil health principles throughout the USA and the world.

Leo Deiss is a trained agronomist and scientist interested in understanding how soils function in various ecological conditions to support management solutions and promote sustainable development goals. He explores how designing and managing agricultural systems affect soil processes and how these can be translated into vital agroecological functions and provision of services, such as soil health, nutrient cycling, resource use efficiency, and soil organic carbon accrual and persistence.

Joe Campbell is a rural sociologist and natural resource management professional with 15 years of research and teaching experience in the fields of community development, agriculture, and environmental restoration. He supports, designs, and implements community-based solutions to complex sustainable development challenges in Ohio and beyond.


Tecumseh Land Trust (TLT) is a nonprofit conservation organization serving Greene and Clark counties of Ohio and surrounding areas. The purpose of the Tecumseh Land Trust is to preserve agricultural land, natural areas, water resources, and historical sites, in cooperation with landowners and to educate the public about permanent land preservation and conservation. We assist landowners in navigating state and federal easement programs and accept donated easements on farmland and natural areas. In total, the land trust has preserved over 35,000 acres.

Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice is a nonprofit that focuses on Bioregional Regeneration.  At its 138-acre farm in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and through its media and conferences, Agraria demonstrates and teaches practices that restore the ecosystem and human health, cultivate community resilience, and grow just and equitable food systems.  Founded in 1940, the organization has long centered on the role of community in the evolution of human society. Today, its interested in new ways of thinking and living in relationship to each other and the natural world.

OAM Updates

Farm Bill Decisions and Risk Mitigation in 2023

Source: Chris Bruynis, Extension Educator, Ross County If I could accurately predict the future, I would then know which Farm Bill decision to elect for Read more about Farm Bill Decisions and Risk Mitigation in 2023


Thinking about selling home-based or farm-raised foods? Our webinar series offers help

By: Peggy Kirk Hall, Associate Professor, Agricultural & Resource Law Direct food marketing in Ohio is hot. The latest USDA survey identified 7,107 Ohio farms Read more about Thinking about selling home-based or farm-raised foods? Our webinar series offers help


USDA ERS America’s Farms and Ranches at a Glance – 2021 Financial Performance

by: Chris Zoller, Extension Educator, ANR in Tuscarawas County The United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA ERS) released this report ( in December 2022.  Read more about USDA ERS America’s Farms and Ranches at a Glance – 2021 Financial Performance