FREE Farm Pesticide Disposal Day


Do you have pesticides sitting in storage that you do not intend to use?  The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring three Ohio Pesticide Clean Sweep Days around the state for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides and Licking County is one of them!  The pesticide collection and disposal service is free of charge, but only farm chemicals will be accepted.  Paint, antifreeze, solvents, and household or non-farm pesticides will not be accepted.

The disposals are limited to farmers only.  Commercial entities are not supposed to bring product.  Pesticides do not have to be in original containers or identifiable for disposal.  The largest container that can be accepted is a 55 gallon drum as long as it has a good sealed bung.  There is no limit to the amount of pesticides that a farmer can bring, although ODA would like to know if someone is bringing anything larger than a pickup load.

Pesticides can be dropped off at the collection site within the Licking County Highway Facility next to the Licking County OSU Extension Office on August 28th between 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.

Open to residents from any county in Ohio.

For additional information or questions, please call the Extension office at 740-670-5315.



2018 Ohio Sheep Day

Originally posted by Lynn Snyder – May 8

The 2018 Ohio Sheep Day is scheduled at OARDC Sheep Research Unit, Eastern Agriculture Research Station (EARS), location of the Ohio’s Appalachian counties sheep research being conducted at The Ohio State University.

Ohio Sheep Day will offer visitors the opportunity to visit a successful sheep farming operation dedicated to commercial sheep production in a profitable way. Sheep farmers and anyone interested in sheep management and production is invited to attend. A lamb luncheon is included as part of registration and no pre-registration is required.

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Commodity Situation and Outlook for Ohio

Original author:  Ben Brown, Program Manager- Farm Management Program – May 31, 2018

Commodity Outlook up to May 31st– (Corn and Soybean markets have decreased in the last two weeks on uncertainty of exports to Mexico and China; however, todays WASDE does suggest continued strength in both soybean meal and ethanol production as outlined in the newsletter)

Agricultural Risk Coverage Payments Expected Lower in 2018 – (Representing the 2017 crop, but distributed in October of 2018)

As Trade Tensions Build, Do Ohio Producers Need to Worry?

Ohio CAUV Projections for 2018

Ohio Land Values and Cash Rent Outlook

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May/June Rainfall

MAY 2018 vs. 2017

  • Alexandria = 4.54 Inches – (5.51)
  • Madison Township = 5.25 Inches – (4.91)
  • Newark = 4.0 Inches – (4.95)
  • Newton Township SE = 3.45 Inches – (5.05)
  • Union Township = 6.25 Inches – (4.75)
  • Washington Township S = 3.20 – (5.98)


JUNE 2018 vs. 2017:

  • Alexandria = 6.74 Inches – (4.64)
  • Bowling Green = 5.20 Inches – (5.0)
  • Madison Township = 6.50 Inches – (2.19)
  • Newark = 8.40 Inches – (3.68)
  • S. Union Township = 12.15 Inches – (3.10)
  • Union Township = 7.55 Inches – (3.0)
  • Utica = 5.20 Inches – (3.08)
  • Washington Township S = 8.30 Inches – (4.53)

You’re Invited! To the Licking County Agriculture Hall of Fame and Mural Open House

The mural is complete and looks fantastic!  It is a wonderful tribute to members of our agricultural community.  Please join us on Saturday July 21st 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. for an open house to showcase the mural and the Hall of Fame inductees.  The 8 ft. x 16 ft. mural is located on the wall inside the Ag Services Building at 771 East Main Street in Newark along with  pictures of our Hall of Fame inductees with descriptions of their contributions to agriculture and the community.

The open house is the same time as the Garden Open House hosted by the Licking County Master Gardener Volunteers.  Please feel free to attend both events at no cost.




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Happy 4th of July!  Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!!

Dean Kreager and staff