Recent News and Headlines

Drought Stress on Turf is Underway | BYGL

Good Hay Weather! | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Forages; Not a ‘normal’ year | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Understanding and Preventing Acidosis | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Planting Soybean in June: What Agronomic Practices Should I Adopt? | Agronomic Crops Network

Late Spring Dry Spell Underway | Agronomic Crops Network

Lep Monitoring Network Update #4 – Trap Counts for BCW, AMW and ECB-IA | Agronomic Crops Network

Last chance to Complete the 2022 Census of Agriculture | Ohio Ag Manager

Consumer debt in U.S. hits $17 trillion dollars, U.S. agricultural real estate debt projected to record levels. | Ohio Ag Manager  

USDA ERS Forecasting Reduced Farm Income for 2023 | Ohio Ag Manager

Stockmanship and Stewardship Tour September 29 & 30

Join us in Caldwell, Ohio! This unique Stockmanship and Stewardship event is focused on live low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance training, and industry updates you won’t find anywhere else this event is not one to miss. Gain an edge on learning about consumer concerns regarding beef sustainability and livestock welfare, how those concerns have impacted the industry, and the role that Beef Quality Assurance plays in the conversation.  Producers who attend not only receive hands-on training in best management practices to help improve their operation, but also the chance to get BQA certified!

More info and registration at this link

Hay Day July 14

Southeastern Ohio Hay Day: SAVE THE DATE- Southeastern Ohio Hay Day is returning for 2023 on July 14! This field day will offer demonstrations of hay harvesting equipment, tradeshow exhibits, educational presentations, lunch, and door prizes. Admission is free and open to the public. For accommodation purposes, registration is appreciated by July 11, but walk-ins are also welcome. We look forward to welcoming you to the Eastern Agricultural Research Station on Friday, July 14, 2023. Registration- 9 a.m., Program Content- 10 a.m., Conclusion- 4 p.m.

Registration Info Coming Soon

Draft Agenda: Southeastern Ohio Hay Day 2023 | Noble County Agriculture & Natural Resources (

ODA Free Farm Pesticide Disposal Collection Event Will Be at the Morgan County Fairgrounds August 9

Link to ODA Press Release

August 9, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.: Morgan County, Morgan County Fairgrounds
2760 South Riverside Drive, McConnelsville, Ohio 43756

The pesticide collection and disposal services are free of charge, but only farm chemicals will be accepted. Paint, antifreeze, solvents and household or non-farm pesticides will not be accepted.

The pesticide collections are sponsored by ODA in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. To pre-register, or for more information, contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 614-728-6987.

Other Recent News and Headlines

Are you charging enough for your hay? | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
Forage Maturity Across Ohio | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
“You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know” | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
Spring Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 6 | Agronomic Crops Network
If You Planted and Heavy Rainfall Affected Your Fields… | Agronomic Crops Network
Interested in Soil Health? Learn together with OSU Extension | Agronomic Crops Network
Lep Monitoring Network Update #2 – Black Cutworm & True Armyworm | Agronomic Crops Network
Taxable Gross Receipts for Ohio Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) | Ohio Ag Manager

Participating in statewide lepidopteran moth trapping network

I am participating in the statewide moth trapping network that monitors key pests in agronomic crops which are reported through the Crop Observation and Recommendation Network (CORN).  We are currently trapping for True Armyworm, Black Cutworm and have setup traps for European Corn Borer.

Updates and reports are here:

Lep Monitoring Network Update #2 – Black Cutworm & True Armyworm 

Lep Monitoring Network – Ohio Black Cutworm and True Armyworm Monitoring

Farm On financial management course offers farmers, ranchers training to meet new program requirements

COLUMBUS, Ohio—A new online farm management course offered by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) will help Ohio’s beginning farmers qualify for the requirements of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Beginning Farmer Tax Credit program.

Called Farm On, the self-paced, on-demand farm financial management course was created by Ohio State University Extension professionals and is offered through OSU Extension’s new Farm Financial Management and Policy Institute (FFMPI), said Eric Richer, assistant professor and OSU Extension field specialist in farm management.

Full article at this link