East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference

The eighth annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference will be March 24th at the Shisler Event Center in Wooster.  Over the years hundreds of women from across Ohio have attended.  This year’s program will feature 15 break-out sessions in 4 tracks presented by OSU Extension educators, farmers, and partner agencies including: Business & Finance, Plants & Animals, Home & Family and Special Interest. Farm and Dairy editor-in-chief, Rebecca Miller will deliver this year’s keynote presentation, Clinging to context in a noisy world: don’t lose sight of your “why.”

New this year is a Youth Symposium opportunity for high school and college students to present their research, SEA, capstone, thesis, or other study projects. To submit your proposal, visit: http://go.osu.edu/EOWIATeenPresenter.

Registration information for the entire conference can be found at: go.osu.edu/eowia2023.

All About Sheep and Goats Webinars

All members taking sheep and goat projects are encouraged to participate in three Zoom webinars during the month of February that focus on sheep and goat well-being. These Zoom sessions are free to attend and will feature a variety experts. Click HERE for more information and Zoom login information.

  • Thursday, February 2, 2023 – 6:00-7:30pm: Sheep and Goat Nutrition
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023 – 6:00-7:30pm: Sheep and Goat Health
  • Thursday, February 23, 2023 – 6:00-7:30pm: Sheep and Goat Handling and Welfare

Help Bring High-Speed Internet to All Ohioans

The Federal Communications Commission recently released new broadband maps that will be used to determine the amount of funding Ohio will receive to expand broadband access throughout the state via BEAD (the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program).

To improve the maps and ensure Ohio receives as much support as possible, we need your help!

By Jan. 13, 2023, we need as many Ohioans as possible to check the federal maps, and if there is an inconsistency about their local internet availability, submit supporting information online.

1. Search for your address at: broadbandmap.fcc.gov

2. Click on the settings “gear” and make sure “All Wired and Licensed Fixed Wireless” is selected under technology.

3. Check to ensure the location status is correct. If not, click “Location Change”.

4. Check to see if the list is accurate for the listed service providers. Can they actually deliver internet at the speeds listed in the table? If not, click “Availability Change”.


OSU Extension Annual Conference

The Ohio State University Extension Services will host their annual conference December 5-7, 2022 in Columbus. This will the be the first time this conference will be held in-person since 2019 and we are very excited to be able to learn from and celebrate with our colleagues in one location. The Licking County Extension Office will remain open those days, but the majority of staff will be attending the conference. Please note that email/voicemail response times may be a little longer than normal during this time. We look forward to networking with our colleagues from across the state and bringing back updates and new ideas to Licking County!

Licking County Hosting Lambing and Kidding School

OSU Extension in Licking County and the Licking County Sheep Improvement Association are providing a Lambing and Kidding School on Thursday, October 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  There will be no fee for this class, but we do require registration by October 17th.  Call 740-670-5315 to make your reservation.  The location will be the Licking Valley Church of Christ at 158 Dayton Rd NE, Newark OH 43055.

With lambing and kidding seasons approaching, now is the time to prepare.  Our class will discuss nutrition needs for nannies and ewes, pregnancy management from beginning to end and delivery techniques using hands on birthing simulators.  Lunch will be included!

2022 Farm Science Review

Farm Science Review is on the horizon and is set to celebrate 60 years as one of the nation’s largest outdoor farm shows, this Sept. 20 through 22 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center.

Farm Science Review is excited to announce a NEW mobile ticketing option for the 2022 show. Mobile ticketing will allow visitors to print tickets at home or save to a mobile device for entry. Presale ticket price of $10 will be available online and at participating sales locations until midnight Monday, September 19th. Tickets may still be purchased online during Farm Science Review for $15. Children 5 & under are free. Visitors may still purchase paper tickets with cash or credit card at the gates. The Licking County OSU Extension Office will also have a limited number of tickets that can be purchased at our office through September 19th.

Paper tickets can also be found (while supplies last) at various locations around the county:

  • Granville Milling (Granville, Johnstown, and Pataskala locations)
  • Hanby Farms in Nashport
  • H.W. Martin & Sons in Hebron
  • Utica Feed & Hardware in Utica
  • Legend Farm & Food Supply in Vanatta
  • Farm Credit Services in Utica

Purchase tickets online by visiting go.osu.edu/fsrOSUELicking or scan the QR code below.