Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training Webinar

This is a 3-hour educational course that covers good agricultural practices or GAPs. GAPs trainings provide growers with the knowledge and tools needed to implement on farm best management practices to reduce food safety hazards and the risk of on-farm produce contamination. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training. Attending the OSU GAPs class does not equate to being GAPs certified. The instructors for this class are Melanie Lewis Ivey, Jaqueline Kowalski and Suzanne Mills-Wasniak.


GAPs Training Webinar
AUG 13, 2020, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

GAPs Training Webinar
AUG 27, 2020, 6:00PM – 9:00PM


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Interview with Aaron Wilson, Climate Specialist

I recorded an interview with Aaron Wilson on July 30, 2020.  Aaron serves in a climate specialist role with OSU Extension and the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center.  Enjoy!
If you have comments about this interview of ideas to share in the future, you can leave those at
This recording was made as part of the Ag Breakfast series:

Upcoming Events

March 18. Farm Management Workshop, Session II. 7:00 PM. RSVP Required.
March 19. Spotted Knapweed School.
April 2. Ag Network Breakfast. 8:00 AM. Friendly Hills Grange.
April 15. Sheep Association Annual Meeting and Banquet.

Invasive Weed Control for Pastures and Hayfields: Spotted Knapweed

What’s growing in your pastures and hayfields?  Friend of Foe?  Please join us for an evening to learn how to identify and treat aggressive invasive weeds in your pastures and hayfields.  Learn also about the newest Foe on the block, Spotted Knapweed, and the special funding available to treat through the S.T.O.P project.

March 19, 2019. 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

Rural Services Building, 225 Underwood St, Zanesville, OH.

Please RSVP by March 18. 740-454-2027

Presented by Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District, NRCS, and OSU Extension.


How well do you know your farm?  Sure, you could probably drive your fields blindfolded and you could name without a doubt the cow that will always come in the parlor last; but what about your farm as a business?  If this question made you stop and think, then it’s time to become more familiar with your cost of production and other financial measures that make the rest of your farming operation possible….find out more at

Farm Financial Management Workshop, Monday March 11, 7:00 PM.

A two-evening Farm Financial Management Workshop is scheduled for Monday, March 11 and Monday, March 18. This program will focus on teaching participants how to develop and use financial tools for their farm operation. Over the course of both evenings participants will receive instruction on generating and using balance sheets, income statements, and financial benchmarking. Participants will learn how to put together and use financial documents to help make decisions, improve financial management, and work more effectively with lenders.

OSU Extension Instructors for this workshop are Dianne Shoemaker (Field Specialist, Dairy Production Economics), Chris Zoller (Extension Educator, Tuscarawas County), and Clifton Martin (Extension Educator, Muskingum County). Topics include balance sheets, income statements, and financial benchmarking.

Location: Rural Services Building, 225 Underwood Street, Zanesville, OH 43701

Registration is $10 per person, which covers both sessions, and includes light refreshments and program materials. Registrations due by March 8.