Gypsy Moth Treatment Open House Meeting at the Extension Office

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
OSU Extension Office
771 East Main St., Newark, OH

There are 2 areas of Licking County scheduled for gypsy moth treatment this year.  This open house is for the Newark MD and Hickman MD treatment blocks, in Licking county. The full open house schedule can be viewed


Open Houses are informal meetings where people can get information about the upcoming gypsy moth treatment project. There is no agenda or presentation, instead there will be exhibits and staff available to speak with and receive comments.

Just a few seats left – The Nuts & Bolts of Corn & Soybean Production

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 Services Building, 1025 Harcourt Rd. Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050.   This five-week program will provide the attendees with the most comprehensive, up-to-date crop production and agricultural technology information available today.  This school is designed with everyone in mind; part-time or full-time producer, beginner or CCA agronomist.  Within each subject area we will teach the basic concepts and progress to the most advanced agronomic principles.

Topics include:

February 10     – Bruce Ackley, OSU Weed Science.

Weed Identification with Live Plants at Various Growth Stages.

Palmer, Waterhemp, Pigweed, Marestail, Various Grasses and more!

Dr. Mark Loux, OSU Weed Science

Developing a Multi-Year Herbicide Program for Tough to Control Weeds

Weed control update for 2020

February 17   – Dr. Scott Shearer, OSU Chair, Food, Agriculture and

                           Biological Engineering

                                    Field Compaction Research

                      – Dr. Elizabeth Hawkins, Field Specialist, OSU Extension

                                    2019 On-farm Research Results

February 24   – Ben Brown, OSU College of Food, Agriculture, &

  Environmental Sciences

                                 Farming & Marketing in an Uncertain World

Peggy Hall OSU Agricultural & Resource Law Program

“Hot” Agricultural Law Topics

March 2      – Glen Arnold, Field Specialist, OSU Extension

                                     Is Manure Right for You?

                      – Dr. Jeff Stachler, OSU Extension – Auglaize County

                                    Weed Seeds in Manure. 

 March 9     – Marne Tichenell, Wildlife Specialist, OSU Extension

Wildlife Damage in Field Crops

Aaron Wilson, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center

       How Weather is Affecting our Farming Operations 2018 Weather Outlook

This school will provide:

14 continuing education credits (CEU’s) for Certified Crop Advisors,

C.M. 2, I.P.M. 6.5, N.M 2, P.D. 1.5,  S&W 2.0.

8 hours of Commercial Pesticide Credits

Core – 2 hrs., 2a – .5 hrs., 2c – 2 hrs., 2d –.5 hrs., 9 – .5 hrs., 10c – .5 hrs., 15 – 2 hrs.

8 hours of Private Pesticide Recertification Credits

Core – 2 hrs.,  Cat 1- 2.5 hrs., Cat 2 – .5 hrs., Cat 6 – .5hrs., Cat 7 – .5 hrs., Cat 15 – 2 hrs.

Registration costs vary due to CUE credits and pesticide applicator credits.

This program is sponsored by The Ohio State University Extension, Advantage Ag & Equipment, B&B Farm Service, Central Ohio Farmers CO-OP, Channel, Clark Seeds, Cubbage Electric, Farmcredit, First-Knox National Bank, and Seed Consultants.

For more information contact the OSU Extension Office in Knox County (740-397-0401).  The following links will provide more information for this program. or



Gardening Classes

All you need to know about “Veggies & More” is a series of free gardening classes offered by our Master Gardener Volunteers.  These classes will be offered in both Pataskala and Hebron.  Click this link for topics and details.2020 VGS flyer final

East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference

OSU Extension to Host 7th Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference

Ohio State University (OSU) Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) will host the 7th Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference.  This year’s conference convenes on Thursday, March 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the RG Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive SE in Massillon.  All women and young women (high school age) who are interested in, involved in, or want to become involved with food, agricultural, or natural resources production or small business are encouraged and welcomed to attend.

The conference program features an agency/vendor fair and eighteen educational breakout sessions presented by OSU Extension educators, producers and partner agencies.  Sessions focus around five themes: Business & Finance, Plants & Animals, Communication, Home & Family and Special Interest (areas of specific interest to attendees).  Farm and Dairy Editor, Rebecca Miller is the conference featured keynote speaker. Her presentation will engage and enlighten participants on “Clinging to context in a noisy world: don’t lose sight of your “why”.

Interested individuals can register for the conference on-line at  Cost of the conference is $55 for adult participants and $30 for students.  Conference fee includes conference participation, continental breakfast, lunch and conference handouts.   Deadline for registration is Thursday, March 12.

Registered participants, community organizations or businesses interested in sponsorships and/or securing an informational or vendor table can do so from the registration page or contact 1-740-264-2212 to obtain more information.  A list of sponsorship opportunities is also available from the registration page.

Stay connected with the Ohio Women in Agriculture Learning Network on Facebook @OHwomeninag or subscribe to the Ohio Women in Agriculture blogsite at .

OSU Extension – CFAES provides educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. If you have questions concerning access to this event, need a sign language interpreter, or have any other request for accommodation of disability, please contact the OSU Extension Stark County office at 330-832-9856, ext. 3476.  Early requests are encouraged to enable us to provide better access to services.

Click here for the registration information:  2020 East Ohio Women in Ag Conference Registration Flyer

Open meeting for changes to Coyote hunting and trapping regulations

From Noble County – (about an hour drive from Newark)

We are gathering together producers and professionals alike to discuss changes that were proposed to the Ohio Wildlife Council pertaining to hunting and trapping of coyotes in Ohio. Public comment to the Ohio Wildlife Council is welcome before decisions are made to accept, reject, or amend the proposals. Representatives from The Ohio Division of Wildlife will be present at the meeting. The meeting is free to attend. The event is posted and shareable on Facebook at:

RSVPs are preferred by Feb. 10th but will be accepted through Feb. 14th to the Noble County Extension Office at 740-732-5681 or

Thank you to our sponsors: Noble County Farm Bureau, Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, Ohio Sheep & Wool Program, and Noble County Cattlemen’s Association!

See flyer –Farm Talk Feb_Sponsors_UPDATE

Time is running out to sign up for a number of educational programs!

Sign up deadlines are soon for:

Agronomy schools will start soon in Knox and Muskingum Counties


The OSU Extension offices in Coshocton & Muskingum Counties are pleased to be offering the “2020 Agronomy School” on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This school will be held at the Dresden United Methodist Church located at 1014 Main Street in Dresden. This school will focus on topics to increase corn profitability, improve grain crop nutrient management, and understand new trends in Ohio weather. Participants will also learn more about the farm bill, commodity prices, and trade issues.

Click on this link for more details: Muskingum / Coshocton Agronomy School


The OSU Extension Office in Knox County is offering the Central Ohio Agronomy School.  This six week course that will take place on Monday evenings, in Mount Vernon, starting on February 10th.

Please click on this link for the flyer and registration information: centralOhioAg2020

Farm Bill Meeting Tuesday January 14th at 7:00 p.m.

Do you have questions about your selection options available in the new Farm Bill?  The 2018 Farm Bill allows the choice to enroll in ARC or PLC for 2019-2023.  These programs are designed to help provide protection in case of yield losses or loss of markets.  Enrollment for 2019 is currently open with the deadline set as March 15, 2020. Join OSU Extension and the Farm Service Agency for an informational meeting to learn about changes to the ARC/PLC, important dates and deadlines, crop insurance – supplemental coverage option, and using decision tools to evaluate program choices to make informed program decisions. Click on this link for dates and locations. Farm Bill Flyer

GROWING HEMP in OHIO Separating Fact from Fiction


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.