Extension News Highlights January 11

Winter Into Spring Outlook | Agronomic Crops Network

Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage for the 2021 Crop Year | Agronomic Crops Network

Let the 2020 eFields Report Help You Reach Your Farm’s New Year’s Resolutions | Agronomic Crops Network

Register Now for Upcoming Virtual Agronomy Team Programs | Agronomic Crops Network

Water Quality Wednesday | Agronomic Crops Network

Farm Office Live Winter Edition | Agronomic Crops Network

Organic Production Winter Webinar Series | Agronomic Crops Network

Upcoming Beef and Forage Programming Moves On-line This Winter | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Preventing Calf Disease Starts with the Pregnant Cow | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Weekly Livestock Comments for December 31, 2020 | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Management Considerations for Warm-Season Perennials | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Colostrum and Passive Immunity are Critical to the Health of a New Born Calf | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Colostrum and Health of Newborn Lambs | OSU Sheep Team

Baleage Mistakes can Lead to Major Health Consequences | OSU Sheep Team

Ohio General Assembly agrees on water quality bill | Farm Office

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 – Highlights of Tax Issues Impacting Farm Businesses | Farm Office



Extension News Highlights Jan 4

Management Considerations for Warm-Season Perennials | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
Winter Application of Manure; Remember Setbacks | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
Visit our ‘One-stop Shop’ to View Agriculture and Natural Resources Programs | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
Having Your Cake . . . | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
Cattle on Feed | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
Register Now for OSU Extension’s Online Winter Programs! | Agronomic Crops Network
Preparing for Lambing Season | OSU Sheep Team
Nothing Good Happens During Hay Storage | OSU Sheep Team
Tips for Improving Out-of-season Reproduction | OSU Sheep Team
Ohio Ag Manager | Management Information For Today’s Agricultural Business
How might the 2020 elections affect agricultural law and policy? | Farm Office
Emerald Ash Borer Update for the New Year | BYGL
Organic Winter Webinars | OFFER

Precision University: Tackling Spring Operations with Reduced Working Days (Online)

Precision University is going virtual this year! Due to the pandemic, the Digital Ag team will host a series of hour-long webinars each Tuesday in January at 10:00 AM to replace the annual in-person event.  The 2021 Precision U sessions will focus on “Tackling Spring Operations with Reduced Working Days.” Changing weather patterns have led to fewer days available in the spring to complete planting, spraying, and fertilizing. University and industry experts will share research results and technology available to help you work smarter and more efficiently. Please plan to join us for these sessions!

2021 Precision U: Tackling Spring Operations with Reduced Working Days

  • January 5 – Gambling with Planting Decisions – Dr. Aaron Wilson (Ohio State University Extension) and Dr. Bob Nielsen (Purdue University)
  • January 12 – Improving Fertilizer Efficiency with the Planter Pass – Matt Bennett (Precision Planting Technology) and Dr. John Fulton (Ohio State University)
  • January 19 – Pre-season Crop Protection Decisions – Dr. Mark Loux and Dr. Scott Shearer (Ohio State University)
  • January 26 – Sprayer Technology to Improve Field Performance – Dr. Joe Luck (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

There is no cost to register for Precision University, but registration is required. CCA CEUs will be offered at each session. For more information or to register, visit http://go.osu.edu/PrecisionU. If you have any questions about the Precision U sessions, please feel free to contact Amanda Douridas (Douridas.9@osu.edu).

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Farming in Weather Extremes (Starts January 21)

This series will present practices and technology farmers can utilize to adapt to challenging growing seasons with increasing extreme weather events. Thursdays, January 21 – March 18, 9:00am-10:30am. Register: http://go.osu.edu/adapt

  • January 21 – Disease Management Options for Today’s Weather, Pierce Paul and Aaron Wilson
  • February 18 – Managing Water in Today’s Wet and Dry Growing Seasons, Aaron Wilson, Eileen Kladivko, Larry Brown, Lyndon Kelley
  • March 18 – 2021 Growing Season Weather Outlook and Changing Climate Patterns, Aaron Wilson

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Farm Office Live Winter Edition

“Farm Office Live” returns virtually this winter as an opportunity for you to get the latest outlook and updates on ag law, farm management, ag economics, farm business analysis and other related issues from faculty and educators with the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

Each Farm Office Live will start off with presentations on select ag law and farm management topics from our experts and then we’ll open it up for questions from attendees on other topics of interest.  Viewers can attend “Farm Office Live” online each month on Wednesday evening or Friday morning, or can catch a recording of each program.

View the full slate of offerings here

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Previous Farm Office Live Recordings

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).

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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: http://go.osu.edu/cropdiversity

  • 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)

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