Muskingum Ag Network Breakfast Schedule

The Muskingum Ag Network Breakfast meets the first Tuesday of each month, except for the month of July.  Occasionally dates are adjusted due to holidays.  We meet at the Friendly Hills Camp and Conference Center, 5880 Friendly Hills Rd, Zanesville, from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.  Breakfast is $9.  I maintain a separate email list that I use to send out specific reminders for this breakfast and if you would like to be added, please contact me.

Upcoming schedule of guest speakers:

Dec 6 Jason Simmerman, ODNR, Ohio Orphan Well Program

Jan 10 (2nd tues) Maria Smith, OSU Viticulture Specialist, Ohio Grape Industry

Feb 7 Christie Suchora, Muskingum/Morgan Farm Service Agency, USDA

Mar 7 John Barker, OSU Extension Knox County, New Technology Uses in Ag

Apr 4, David Marrison, OSU Extension Farm Management Program

Save-the-date: Fruit and Vegetable Producer Workshop January 26, 2023

OSU Extension Muskingum County will host a Fruit and Vegetable Producer Workshop January 26, 2023, at the Zanesville Muskingum Conference and Welcome Center. This workshop will focus on issues in weed control, pest management, small fruit production, and weather impacts on Ohio agriculture. This workshop features presentations from OSU Extension specialists Doug Doohan, Ashley Leach, Gary Gao, and Aaron Wilson. Updates and CEU’s will be provided for private pesticide applicators. This event will be held at the Zanesville Conference and Welcome Center, 205 N. Fifth St., Zanesville, Ohio. Doors open at 9:00 AM with Welcome and Introductions starting at 9:45 AM.

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Pesticide Applicator Exam Training Session January 17, 2023

A pesticide applicator exam training session will be offered on January 17, 2023, 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 25, 2023, 1:00 PM (Exam registration at the ODA Website)

March 29, 2023, 1:00 PM (Exam registration at the ODA Website)

New Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class Starts Feb 9, 2023

Zanesville, OH–Registration is currently open for anyone interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer in Muskingum County. OSU Extension Muskingum County will be conducting the training course which is offered in two formats: conventional classroom style or online web-based classroom. Participants may choose whichever format best fits their learning goals. The basic premise of the Master Gardener Volunteer program is to provide training in horticulture to interested volunteers in exchange for 50 hours of horticulture service back to the community. Training will begin on February 9, 2023, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm for conventional classroom instruction and on the same day for online classroom instruction. Program cost is $115. Applications are available online at or at the Muskingum County Extension Office, 225 Underwood St, Zanesville.  For more information, contact Clifton Martin at or 740-454-0144. The Master Gardener Volunteer program in Ohio has existed since the late 1970’s and has had a presence in Muskingum County since 1996.


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It’s a great time to take a soil test…

Autumn is one of the better times to collect a soil sample and get it sent to the lab.  The Extension Office is just one of many resources to help get this done.  We have soil test kits ready at the office available for $9.

We loan soil core probes for a $10 deposit, returned on receipt of the tool back to the office.

Resources to help include:

Soil Testing for Ohio Lawns, Landscapes, Fruit Crops, and Vegetable Gardens

Interpreting a Soil Test Report

Fertility Management of Meadows

Soil Testing for Ohio Lawns, Landscapes, Fruit Crops, and Vegetable Gardens

Soil Acidity and Liming for Agronomic Production

Corn, Soybean, and Alfalfa Yield Responses to Micronutrient Fertilization in Ohio

Coshocton County Hosting Beginner & Small Farm College

The Coshocton County Extension office will be hosting the 2022 Beginner & Small Farm College on October 24, 31 and November 7 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Roscoe Village Visitor’s Center. This college is designed to help landowners examine potential ways to increase profits on their small acreage properties. The program is open to all new or aspiring farmers, new rural landowners, small farmers, and farm families.

During this college, participants will be challenged to develop realistic expectations for their new farm business. They will receive information on getting started, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of their property, and developing a farm business plan. Information on farm finances, insurance, liability, labor and marketing will be covered during the college.

The registration fee for this program is $30 for the first person and $15 for each additional. Registration is limited to the first 50 registrants and registration is due by October 17. Registration can be made on-line at: or by calling the Coshocton County Extension office at 740-622-2265.

Registration Flyer


Farm Science Review

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.

Purchase Farm Science Review Tickets Here