Join us for a field scouting walk to look at row crop corn and soybean agriculture and pest management issues in Ohio. We will meet at 310 Hicks Rd, Zanesville at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 31 and wrap up by 12:30 PM. We will be joined by Kelley Tillmon and Andy Michel, State Extension Entomology Specialists. RSVP to Clifton Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-454-0144. There is no cost for this program.
The next Muskingum Ag Network Breakfast will be Tuesday, September 6, 8:00 AM, at Friendly Hills Camp and Conference Center. Brady Campbell, Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, will be our guest. Breakfast is $9.
Field days have long been a great educational tool used to show farmers new technologies and management practices. OSU Extension is pleased to announce the return of a statewide Ohio Beef Cattle Field Day and Tour. It has been several years since an Ohio Beef Field Day has been held, and the program will make it reappearance in Muskingum County on Saturday July 16, 2022.
Pre-registration for the program is required and can be completed online at go.osu.edu/2022beefday by July 7. The program fee is $10 per person to cover costs. An information folder, refreshments, lunch, and Beef Quality Assurance certification will be provided to all attendees. More detail will be forthcoming as the date approaches but in the meantime if there are any questions regarding the program contact Garth Ruff, Beef Cattle Field Specialist at email@example.com or 740-305-3201.
We hope to see you in Muskingum County on July 16!
The Muskingum County Master Gardener Volunteer Program is offering a spring project for teachers or youth leaders with an interest in horticulture. This year (2022), teachers and youth leaders in Muskingum County may apply for a seed starting kit by completing the attached application. We expect that they will be used in conjunction with instruction about seed germination, pollination, and growing food as appropriate.
Twenty kits will be available. If more applications than that are received by the deadline of March 16, 2022, awards will be made in order of date submitted. Kits include labels, growing media, seeds, and three 24-cell self-watering seed starting tray systems. We hope these can aid in in providing an enjoyable experience for you in your classroom.
The OSU Extension Beef Team is offering a Virtual Beef School with one webinar per month beginning next week and concluding in April. Two nights remain: March 21 and April 11. Interested attendees can register for the webinars for free by visiting: https://go.osu.edu/beefschool22.
Ohio State University (OSU) Extension will host the 2022 Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference on Friday, March 25 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum, 3266 Dyewood Road SW, Carrollton, OH 44615. All women and young women (high school age) who are interested, involved in, or want to become involved with food, agricultural, or natural resources production or small business are encouraged to attend.
The conference program features a networking fair and sixteen breakout sessions presented by OSU Extension educators, producers, and partner agencies. Sessions this year are focused around four themes: Natural Resources, Plants & Animals, Home & Family, and Special Interest (includes break-out with Ohio FFA State Officers). The conference keynote will be led by Bridget Britton, OSU Extension Behavioral Health Field Specialist. She and her team will lead participants through “Stoic or Stressed? Talking through difficult topics in a safe space.”
Registered participants, community organizations, or businesses interested in sponsorship can contact 740-461-6136.
Interested individuals can register for the conference online at go.osu.edu/eowia2022. Cost of the conference is $55 for adult participants and $30 for students. Conference fee includes conference participation, breakfast, lunch, and conference handouts. Deadline for registration is Friday, March 11.
Stay connected with the Ohio Women in Agriculture Learning Network on Facebook @OHwomeninag or subscribe to the Ohio Women in Agriculture blogsite at u.osu.edu/ohwomeninag .
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:
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.
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 go.osu.edu/muskingumoutlook. Contact the Muskingum County Extension office at 740-454-0144 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.