Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification Meetings

We have concluded our local programs for Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification credit.  As a reminder, be sure to return the invoice from the Ohio Department of Agriculture with your information and check to complete the recertification process.  If you need a new invoice, call ODA at 614-728-6270.

If you still need to recertify in 2021, please contact the Extension Office.

Other useful websites:

OSU Pesticide Safety Education Program

OSU Nutrient Education and Management

Ohio Department of Agriculture Plant Health Division

ODA Pesticide Program

ODA Fertilizer Program

ODA Check Your Recertification Status

Resources for Spring Gardening and Landscaping

The Basics of Pruning Trees and Shrubs | UNH Extension

March Gardening Tips | UNH Extension

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

Interpreting a Soil Test Report | Ohioline

Soil Sampling Instructions — Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences

Pruning Blueberry Bushes in the Home Garden | Ohioline

Basic Principles of Pruning Backyard Grapevines | Ohioline

Raspberries for the Home Fruit Planting | Ohioline

Extension News Highlights Feb 15

Providing Extra Energy in Bad Weather | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
Utilizing Annual Forages for Cattle Feed | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
What Does the Increased Grain Prices Mean for Backgrounders? | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
The Buckeye Beef Byte; a Conversation with Jessica Pempek, Extension Animal Welfare Specialist | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
Grazing Management Minute: Winter Hay Storage, Access Road and Feeding Pad | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
2021 Buckeye Fresh Mini Meat Cutting Workshops Available | OSU Sheep Team
Colostrum and Milk Management for Newborn Lambs and Kids | OSU Sheep Team
Shepherding 101: Lambing | OSU Sheep Team
A Guide to Tube Feeding Lambs and Kids | OSU Sheep Team
Ag Tech Tuesday Webinars Highlight 2020 eFields Results | Agronomic Crops Network
Herbicide Resistance in Ohio Waterhemp Populations | Agronomic Crops Network
Crop Diversification to Improve Your Bottom Line | Agronomic Crops Network
Crop Insurance and Farm Bill Decision | Ohio Ag Manager
Lady Landowners Leaving a Legacy Series  | Ohio Ag Manager
Whole Farm Planning – Take Time to Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan | Ohio Ag Manager
Good Agricultural Practices Trainings | VegNet Newsletter

Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2021

The 2021 edition of the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers is a collaboration of land-grant universities from eight states. It provides vegetable production information that is valid for the current year in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Ohio. This includes fertility, variety, cultural, and pest management recommendations.

Midwest Vegetable Production Guide (

Farmer’s Tax Guides

Do you need a resource to answer those tough farm tax questions? If so, you can access the Farmer’s Tax Guide (IRS Publication 225) online at:  The 2020 Farmer’s Tax Guide explains how federal tax laws apply to farming. This guide can be used as a guide for farmers to figure taxes and complete their farm tax return.

From: Ward, B.  2020, Dec 1, Farmer’s Tax Guide- Tax Guidance for Your Farm Business, Ohio Ag Manager, Farmer’s Tax Guide- Tax Guidance for Your Farm Business | Ohio Ag Manager (