Make your reservation for Sunday December 9th for an afternoon of fellowship and education. Dr. Stout, of Legends Lane Reproductive Services near Alexandria, is graciously offering use of the clubhouse at his embryo transfer and IVF facility. The Licking County Cattleman’s are providing a meal thanks to our sponsors the Granville Milling Co. and Heartland Bank. Following the meal, words from our sponsors, and a brief Licking County Cattlemen’s update, we will provide a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) meeting which will provide certification to participants.
Tyson Foods, who harvest and process 25% of the US beef market share, and also Wendy’s, now the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the U.S., have both announced beginning in 2019 cattle they purchase must originate from producers and feed yards who are Beef Quality Assurance certified. This certification is not mandatory to sell cattle but this training will qualify you to have access to those markets.
RSVP by Dec 4th to the LCCA Facebook page, Extension Office at 740-670-5315, or Granville Mill at 740-587-0221
Date: Sunday, December 9th, 2018
Time: Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Legends Lane Reproductive Services, 1345 Legend Lane Road, Alexandria, OH 43001
Cost: Free thanks to our sponsors.
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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 AGRICULTURE HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES!
Is there someone you know that has demonstrated life long exemplary service to their community and the industry of agriculture? If so, we would like to hear their story. Please complete the nomination form and return to the Licking County Extension office by December 31, 2018. We are glad to help you through the process. Click on the following link for the application: hall of fame application-1kw4654 or stop by the office.
Licking County Master Gardener Volunteers are offering a series of free gardening classes. They will be held monthly from January through June, on Saturday mornings, in two locations. Click on this link for the flyer for the topics and details: Veggie Series 2019 flyer Final-1bf83ro
Calling all gardeners! Would you like to join the Ohio State University Master Gardener Volunteer Program? Becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer is an ongoing process. Your contributions to the community start during the initial course. Afterwards, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to strengthen your relationship with the environment and the community. Applications are now available for the 2019 Continue reading
This will be a great meeting for new sheep/goat producers and a refresher course for those with experience. Click on the following link for more information on this free event near Marion. Lambing & Kidding School 2019-2hqx5yi
Ohio State has posted a series of short videos on various aspects of sheep care. They were designed for 4-H but have important information for adults as well. These sheep care videos feature some of the key components of owning and managing sheep including topics on selection, nutrition, management practices, handling, showing, and fitting. They were produced by Ohio 4-H Youth development in collaboration with the Ohio Sheep and Wool Program and the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association. We are grateful to our featured presenters for their willingness to share their expertise! Click on this link for the videos: https://ohio4h.org/sheepcare
The increase in Microbreweries and use local products have caused several people in the county to be interested in growing hops. This 2 day conference in Columbus is a great source of information on all aspects from production to marketing. For registration and program information click this link. Time to Register for OHGG 2019 Conference Final-2-20bvcc1
Greenhouse Management Workshop:
Root Zone Optimization
January 17 & 18, 2019
OARDC/OSU, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio
Learn how to optimize the root zone environment for improved plant production.
Session include fundamentals, soilless culture for food crops, container
culture for ornamentals, and biostimulants.
Click here for program and registration details.
Click here for online registration.
The cost of producing a grain crop is expected to rise next year, but farm income is unlikely to increase, an agricultural economist with The Ohio State University has projected. On average, profits for Ohio farmers next year will be “low to negative,” said Barry Ward, an assistant professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
For the past five years, farm income nationwide has been declining, with the exception of 2017 when it increased slightly. Next year, fertilizer, seed, machinery, labor and energy costs likely will be “modestly higher,” Ward said.
“Nothing is really exploding, but we are going to see some increases,” said Ward, one of several faculty who spoke Nov. 2 at the Agricultural and Policy Outlook Conference hosted by the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), which is part of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
Borrowing money will come at a higher cost because interest rates have gone up and will continue to increase in 2019, Ward said. “We know farmers are borrowing more money now. Continue reading