I am a little behind getting the August numbers updated. We had a good bit of moisture through most of August but since then it has turned dry with much of the county receiving less than .75 inches in September and parts less than .5 inches. A normal September would be 3 inches. Here is where we are for this growing season from April – August 2023.
Join us during Bat Week on October 27th for our Friday’s Escape to the Forest webinar. Join Marne Titchenell, OSU Extension Wildlife Program Director, along with Eileen Wyza, Wildlife Biologist with the ODNR-Division of Wildlife, and Angela Boyer, Endangered Species Coordinator with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as we discuss the ecology and status of bats in Ohio and how forest landowners can support bats on their property.
Register HERE for the webinar.
This webinar will be recorded and posted on our website.
For more information on bats, here are links to short videos on a number of bat topics:
Learn More About Trends in Bio Diesel. Join speakers from Ohio State University Extension, Clean Fuels Alliance America, Benchmark Biodiesel, and the Ohio Soybean Council to learn more about current trends in the soybean biodiesel market. This webinar recording was from this week and has some great information for those interested in renewable fuels. Click here for the recording.
Please click here for the September Ohio Fruit News publication: OFN_SEPT_2023
The Soil and Water Fall Fish Sale is going on now. Click here for the order form and more details.
Fall Fish Sale Open NOW!
Thank you for supporting your Soil & Water District! Due to the low margins on the fish sale items, your total will include a $5 convenience fee, to cover the PayPal fees. If you would prefer to order with cash or check, you must use the hard copy form below.
As of January 2022, the state is requiring Soil & Water to collect tax. You will be charged 7.25% through the online catalog. If you are tax exempt organization or farm, please use the hard copy order form found below. We do not have the ability to remove tax through the online catalog at this time. Blank tax-exempt forms are available below as well.
Not sure which fish would work best in your pond? Contact Brent Dennis at 740-670-5330 or BrentDennis@LickingSWCD.com
Deadline to place orders is October 3, 2023.
Pick up will be at the Soil & Water office, 771 East Main Street, Newark, OH on Oct 10, 2023, from 9:30am – 10:30 am. You will receive a reminder email prior to the pick up date.
Fall 2023 Fish Sale Pick Up Information:
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 9:30 – 10:30 am
Location: Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District, 771 E Main Street Newark, Ohio 43050
• Bring a 10-20 gallon garbage can or 5 gallon bucket
• Line container with non-deodorized plastic liner
• Fill half full of your own pond water
Approx. 10 gallons of water holds 100 fingerlings. Each White Amur and Koi requires 2 gallons of water and must be placed in a container with a lid or a liner that can be tied at the top. All fish guaranteed to be delivered in good condition, however, we can not guarantee survival after being picked up.
Questions? Contact Brent Dennis at 740-670-5329 or BrentDennis@LickingSWCD.com.
Farm Science Review is around the corner!
SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2023
Presale Tickets: $10.00
General Admisson Tickets sold at the gate: $15.00
For Ages 5 and under: Free
Parking is free.
Purchase your Farm Science Review Tickets today by using this QR code or by stopping by any Granville Milling location, Heritage Cooperative (Hanby’s), Legend Farm and Feed, H. W. Martin and Sons, or Utica Feed and Hardware.
Join us on September 13, 2023, for the next session.
Are you Ready… Emergency Preparedness?
What could be considered an emergency on your farm? Are you, your family members, and your employees prepared to respond to small- and large-scale incidents when they unexpectedly appear? More than stocking a first aid kit, this session will provide checklists and templates to help you create a customized emergency plan for your property in the event you need to take action.