Mid-Ohio Small Farm Conference – Sowing Seeds for Success scheduled for March 12th 2022

OSU Extension Mid-Ohio Small Farm Conference – Sowing Seeds for Success scheduled for March 12th 2022

No need to feel alone in the field. Our new and small farm conferences provide connections that will last long after the event.

  • Do you own a few acres that you want to be productive but you’re not sure what to do?
  • Do you have a passion for farming and turning your piece of this wonderful earth into a food producing oasis?
  • Do you own land or forest that you’re not quite sure how to manage?
  • Do you raise or produce products that you would like to market and sell off your farm but you’re not sure how to make it successful?

If you’re asking yourself these questions, this conference is for you! Targeted to new and small farm owners, we cover topics like:

  • Horticulture
  • Produce Production
  • Natural Resources
  • Livestock
  • Specialty Crops
  • Farm Management
  • Marketing
  • Miscellaneous Topics

You’ll also have the opportunity to browse a trade show featuring the newest and most innovated ideas and services for your farming operation. Talk with the vendors and network with your peers. If you are a new or small farm owner, you don’t want to miss the 2022 Small Farm Conference – Sowing Seeds for Success on March 12th from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Mansfield OSU Campus in Ovalwood Hall.  The campus is just minutes from I-71 and US Rt 30.

Please visit:  for class and registration details or call OSU Extension Morrow County 419-947-1070.

2nd Annual Virtual Corn College and Soybean School

Due to popular demand, the AgCrops Team will host the 2nd annual virtual Corn College and Soybean School on February 15, 2022 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM featuring your OSU Extension state specialists, including the new corn agronomist, Dr. Osler Ortez, and new soybean pathologist, Dr. Horacio Lopez-Nicora. CCA CEUs will be available during the live presentations.

To register, please go to: There is a $10 registration fee for this event, which goes directly to support OSU AgCrops Team activities. Presentations will be recorded and uploaded to the AgCrops Team YouTube channel after the event (

Original C.O.R.N Newsletter Article

Forages for Horses Virtual Course

Between January and March in 2022, Ohio State University Extension will be offering Forages for Horses as a virtual course. One live webinar will be offered per month along with “work at your own pace” materials that accompany each webinar. The Forages for Horses program is a collaboration between Ohio State University Extension, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ohio Department of Agriculture, and the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council.

Each webinar will be offered live on Zoom at 7 P.M. and feature presentations in a 90-minute span. Attendees will be able to interact with the speakers and ask questions in real time. Once registered, attendees will be granted access to the full online course including the webinars and complementary resources. Participants that attend all three webinars will have the opportunity to earn a certificate of completion. Registered participants will also receive a USB drive of the full course manual (digital version) by mail.

The webinar schedule and topics are as follows.

Thursday, January 20th 7:00 PM– Hay Analysis and Feeding Different Classes of Horses

Thursday, February 17th 7:00 PM – Nutrition and Parasites

Thursday, March 17th 7:00 PM– Pasture and Weed Management, Soil Fertility, and Species Selection

The Forages for Horses course utilizes Scarlet Canvas. For best performance, Canvas should be used on the current or first previous major release of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari. Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser.

Cost of the course is $75. Registration includes access to all online content through December 31, 2022, live webinar access, webinar recordings, the course manual, virtual social hours, and a voucher for free attendance to one of nine planned pasture walks to be offered spring to fall of 2022 at various locations across the state. Current and new members of the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council are eligible for a $15 discount on registration.

Register for the course by visiting

Questions about the course or the OFGC member discount code can be directed to Christine Gelley of Noble County OSU Extension at

Additional resources for promotion purposes:

YouTube Video about Forages for Horses:

Farm Office Live

Farm Office Live provides the latest outlook and updates on ag law, farm management, ag economics, farm business analysis and other issues dealt with in your farm office. Targeted to farmers and agri-business stakeholders, our specialists digest the latest news and information and present it in an easy-to-understand format.

More info at Farm Office Live | Farm Office (

Webinar Opportunities

A few excellent opportunities to catch some educational training from the comfort of your home…

Soil Health Webinars Return for 2022 | Agronomic Crops Network 

Update: Precision University 2022 | Agronomic Crops Network 

Tending Nature Speaker Series | Partners for Pollinators 

Farm Succession & Estate Planning | Coshocton

Join Us for the 2nd Annual Virtual Corn College and Soybean School | Agronomic Crops Network 

Virtual Beef School | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter 

Regional Agricultural Policy and Outlook Meeting to be held in Zanesville on Feb 14

Join OSU Extension in Muskingum County for the 2022 regional Agricultural Policy and Outlook Meeting. This school will focus on topics of farm inputs, rent, real estate, agricultural law, grain marketing, and 2023 Farm Bill.  Featured speakers include Barry Ward, Peggy Hall, Matt Roberts and Carl Zulauf.  This program is made possible with support from the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association. Growers and producers from around the region are encouraged to attend.

Date and time: Monday, February 14, 2020, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: Muskingum County Conference and Welcome Center, 205 N. 5th St, Zanesville, OH

PRE-Registration is required, and the fee is $20 per person. The registration deadline is Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Online registration is available at  Contact the Muskingum County Extension office at 740-454-0144 or with questions.

Planning for the Future of Your Farm Webinar Series Starts January 31

OSU Extension will host a virtual three part “Planning for the Future of Your Farm” webinar series on January 31, February 7, 21, & 28, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. This workshop is designed to help farm families learn strategies and tools to successfully create a succession and estate plan that helps you transfer your farm’s ownership, management, and assets to the next generation.

Topics discussed during this series include: Developing Goals for Estate and Succession; Planning for the Transition of Control; Planning for the Unexpected; Communication and Conflict Management during Farm Transfer; Legal Tools and Strategies; Developing Your Team; Getting Your Affairs in Order; and Selecting an Attorney.

This workshop will be taught by members of the OSU Farm Office Team featuring Peggy Hall & Robert Moore, Attorneys from the OSU Agricultural & Resource Law Program and David Marrison, Extension Educator for Coshocton County.

Because of its virtual nature, you can invite your parents, children, and/or grandchildren (regardless of where they live in Ohio or across the United States) to join you as you develop a plan for the future of your family farm. Pre-registration is required so that a packet of program materials can be mailed in advance to participating families. Electronic copies of the course materials will also be available to all participants. The registration fee is $75 per farm family. The registration deadline is February 10, 2021. More information and on-line registration can be obtained at

Regional Ohio Agronomic Weed University Slated for February 2 in Coshocton

OSU Extension invites crop producers to attend a regional 2022 Ohio Agronomic Weed University on Wednesday, February 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Roscoe Village Visitors Center (Lock Landing Meeting Room) located at 600 North Whitewoman Street in Coshocton, Ohio. This program is being hosted by the Coshocton, Muskingum and Tuscarawas County Extension offices with support from the Ohio Corn & Wheat Association.

This program is designed to keep agronomic producers on the cutting edge in weed control for their cropping operations. Topics addressed will include: hot topics in weed control, local weed issues, biology and identification of weeds, control strategies, cover crop management in forages, and evaluating herbicides. Hands-on exercises will be included. Featured speakers will include Dr. Mark Loux and Alyssa Essman from The Ohio State University.

The registration fee per person is $40 and is due by January 21, 2022. This fee includes lunch and course materials. Pesticide and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits will be available. See attached flyer for complete registration details.

Pesticide Applicator Exam Training January 10

A pesticide applicator exam training session will be offered on January 10, 2022, 6:00 PM, at the Rural Services Building.  In order to obtain a Private Pesticide Applicator License, individuals must pass the exam which is administered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.  Those who wish to use Restricted Use Products (ODA List) must acquire an applicators license to purchase and apply product. This training is intended to provide an overview of the concepts presented in the exam as preparation.  To register for this exam training session please email or call 740-454-0144.


Following this training session, the Ohio Department of Agriculture will be present at the Rural Services Building to administer the exam on:

January 20, 2022, 1:00 PM (Exam registeration at the ODA Website)

March 22, 2022, 1:00 PM (Exam registeration at the ODA Website)

2022 Muskingum County Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification Sessions

Registration for Pesticide Applicator and Fertilizer Applicator Recertification is now available.  All private applicators due to recertify in 2022 with Muskingum County addresses should have received a notice from the Ohio Department of Agriculture with instructions on license renewal.  Private applicators will also be receiving notification letters in US Mail from the Muskingum County Extension Office regarding opportunities for recertification.

The registration flyer for Pesticide Safety Recertification meetings is found at this link.

Online registration for Pesticide Safety Recertification meetings is available at this link.

Information for Fertilizer Applicator Recertification (those without a Pesticide Applicators License) is found at this link.

General information for the 2022 Muskingum County Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification Trainings is available at this link.