Monday, November 25, 2019 Press Release

A number of events and programs are beginning to take shape on our outreach calendar as we begin to head in to the winter months.  I highlight three today that are likely to be of interest to many agricultural producers.  An Ag Law Update will be held Dec 9 in Coshocton, a Farm Bill update will beheld December 12 in Dresden, OH, and the annual Coshocton/Muskingum Agronomy School is on the calendar for January 28, 2020, also in Dresden.  Details and updates are posted through this newsfeed and may also be found at the OSU Extension Muskingum County Website.

Join OSU Extension on Monday evening, December 9, 2019 as we host Peggy Hall (OSU Agricultural & Resource Law Director) for a “Winter Ag Law Update.” Attend and learn more about the legal issues impacting farmers. This meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Frontier Power Community Room located at 770 South 2nd Street in Coshocton, Ohio.

The Ohio State University Extension Service and FSA County offices are planning a series of 2018 Farm Bill education meetings across the state. All producers are invited to attend these informational meetings, which are designed to provide important information to assist producers as they begin to make farm-bill related program decisions.  A Farm Bill Education meeting for Muskingum County will be held Dec 12, 2019, at Tri-Valley High School, Dresden, OH, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. The 2018 Farm Bill, signed into law last December, reauthorized the existing Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net programs that were in the 2014 Farm Bill, however producers will need to make new program enrollment decisions over the coming months.

Join OSU Extension in Muskingum and Coshocton Counties for the 2020 Agronomy School. This school will focus on topics to increase corn profitability, improve grain crop nutrient management, and understand new trends in Ohio weather. Also learn more about the farm bill, commodity prices, and trade issues. Featured speakers include Aaron Wilson, Atmospheric Scientist, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center; Ben Brown, Program Manager for Farm Management; Glen Arnold, Field Specialist, Manure Management; and Harold Watters, Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems. The 2020 Agronomy School will be held on January 28, beginning at 9:00 AM, at Dresden United Methodist Church, Dresden, OH.  Pre-registration is required.  The event website can be found at

Weather History, Zanesville Municipal AP

Past 7 days: 0.65 in.; Past 30 days: 3.46 in.; Year-to-date: 38.07 in.