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)

2023 Ohio Organic Grain Conference

Have you been thinking about ways to take your farm a different direction or uniquely add value to your grain operation? One of many ways to do this is by transitioning your grain farm to USDA-certified organic production. To address this production system, OSU Extension will be holding the Ohio Organic Grains Conference on January 4-5, 2023, in Archbold, Ohio.

Full article and information at 2023 Ohio Organic Grain Conference | Agronomic Crops Network (

Mid-Ohio Small Farm Conference – Sowing Seeds for Success scheduled for March 12th 2022

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:

  • Horticulture
  • Produce Production
  • Natural Resources
  • Livestock
  • Specialty Crops
  • Farm Management
  • Marketing
  • Miscellaneous Topics

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.

Please visit:  for class and registration details or call OSU Extension Morrow County 419-947-1070.

Webinars Available This Week


Ohio Cow/Calf Management Webinar School

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm



2021 PrecisionU: Tackling Spring Operations with Reduced Working Days (Virtual)

10:00 am to 11:00 am

High Tunnel Production School (Virtual)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Dairy Labor Management Mini-Series (Virtual)

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Ohio Cow-Calf Outlook Meeting (Virtual)

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm



Greenhouse Management Workshop (Virtual)

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

2021 Ohio Cow-Calf Management School – Columbiana

9:00 am to 3:00 pm



Greenhouse Management Workshop (Virtual)

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Dirt on Soil Health: Investing Below the Surface (Virtual)

8:00 am to 8:30 am

Commercial Landscape, Turf, and Ornamental Pesticide Applicator Recertification Webinar

8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Disease Management Options for Today’s Weather (Virtual)

9:00 am to 10:30 am

2021 Cow-Calf Management School – Noble

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

East Ohio Women In Agriculture Program Series

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm



Greenhouse Management Workshop (Virtual)

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Living Landscape Speaker Series (Virtual)

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Upcoming Agronomy Programs

  • Jan. 19, 10:00-11:00am – Pre-Season Crop Protection Decisions, Mark Loux and Scott Shearer. 0.5 PM + 0.5 PAg CCA CEUs. Register:
  • Jan. 21, 8:00-8:30am – What Can Soil Health Tests Tell You?  Steve Culman. 0.5 NM CCA CEUs. Register:
  • Jan. 21, 9:00-10:30am – Disease Management Options for Today’s Weather, Pierce Paul and Aaron Wilson.1.0 PM CCA CEUs. Register:
  • Jan. 26, 10:00-11:00am – Sprayer Technology to Improve Field Performance, Joe Luck. 1.0 PAg CCA CEUs. Register:
  • Jan. 28, 8:00-8:30am – Can Improving Soil Health Improve Yield? Jordon Wade. 0.5 CM CCA CEUs. Register:

OSU Specialty Crops Team and Ohio Controlled Environment Agric Center Virtual High Tunnel School

The OSU Specialty Crops Team and Ohio Controlled Environment Agriculture Center are excited to offer a live virtual High Tunnel and Season Extension School in January and February 2021. The program will include six live sessions addressing questions raised by growers ranging in experience from beginner to advanced. Sessions are interactive, last one hour, and cover two key subjects each. Registration is free and you may sign-up for as many sessions as you wish. Please see the schedule below for the dates, session topics, panelists, and moderators. All sessions are virtual and will be from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET on the days listed (Tuesdays in January and February 2021).

Register Here

January 12. Beginner: High Tunnels and other Season Extension Options (panelists Mike Hogan and Tim McDermott with moderator Jacqueline Kowalski)

January 19. Beginner: Starting Right with High Tunnel Production (panelists Brad Bergefurd and Matt Kleinhenz with moderator Sabrina Schirtzinger)

January 26. Intermediate: Pesticide Selection and Tomato Foliar Diseases (panelists Melanie Ivey, Sally Miller, and Francesca Rotondo with moderator Carri Jagger)

February 2. Intermediate: Common Issues and Next – level Environmental Management (panelists Frank Becker and Matt Kleinhenz with moderator Brad Bergefurd)

February 9. Advanced: Year-round Harvest, Marketing, Irrigation and Fertility Essentials (panelist Brad Bergefurd with moderator Matt Kleinhenz)

February 16. Advanced: Soil Biology, Chemistry, and Tilth Holding you Back? (panelists Matt Kleinhenz and Anna Testen with moderator Haley Shoemaker)


Crop Diversity to Improve Your Bottom Line (Starts January 14)

This series will look at practices and considerations to successfully incorporate alternative grain crops into your rotation to diversify your operation. Thursdays, January 14 – March 4, 9:00am-10:30am. Register:

  • January 14 – Specialty Small Grains, Winter Malting Barley (Greg McGlinch), White Wheat (Dennis Pennington), Wet Wrapped Oats (Al Gahler), Triticale (Jason Hartschuh)
  • February 4 – Seed Production, Corn and Soybean Seed Production (Fred Pond), Cover Crop Seed Production
  • March 4 – Non-GMO Crop Production, Best Practices for High Yielding Non-GMO Soybean Production (Laura Lindsey), Weed Control (Mark Loux), Insect Management: The Forgotten Corn Pests (Chris DiFonzo)

Link to Additional Programs From the Agronomic Crops Network

The Dirt on Soil Health: Investing Below the Surface (Starts January 14)

In this weekly series, farmers, industry, and academic experts will weigh in on practical steps to improve soil health and measure impact on crop yield and farm profitability. Thursdays, January 14 – March 18, 8am-8:30am. Register:

  • January 14 – Does Soil Health Pay? Farmer Panel, Nathan Brown, Matt Falb, and Les Seiler
  • January 21 – What Can Soil Health Tests Tell You? Steve Culman
  • January 28 – Can Improving Soil Health Improve Yield? Jordon Wade
  • February 4 – Cover Crop ManagementHans Kok
  • February 18 – Compaction Solutions, Scott Shearer
  • February 25 – Soil Health in Ohio, Elizabeth Hawkins and Steve Culman
  • March 4 – What’s the Return on Investing in Soil Health?, Rick Clark
  • March 18 – Programs and Funding to Support Soil Health

Link to Additional Programs From the Agronomic Crops Network

Extension News Highlights

Harvesting and Handling Moldy Corn | Agronomic Crops Network

Track Cover Crop Species through the Winter | Agronomic Crops Network

Watch Vomitoxin Levels in Feed | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Reducing Winter Feed Costs | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Agricultural & Natural Resources Income Tax Issues Webinar | Ohio Ag Manager

Beef Producers Should Consider Signing Up for CFAP-2 | Ohio Ag Manager

Don’t Blow your Cover | OSU Sheep Team

Feed for Profit: Mineral Supplementation | OSU Sheep Team

Newborn Lambing Management | OSU Sheep Team

Sheep and Goat Vaccine and Health Management Schedule | OSU Sheep Team