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)

Muskingum Ag Network Breakfast, Tuesday, October 5

The Muskingum Ag Network Breakfast will be Tuesday, October 5, 8:00 AM, Friendly Hills Grange, 5880 Friendly Hills Road, Zanesville, OH.

Jim Stafford will provide an update on the White Oak Initiative for forest and timber management in Ohio.

Please refer to the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department Covid-19 Dashboard for current public health guidance in your choice to participate.

Future speakers

Oct 5: White Oak Initiative, Jim Stafford

Nov 2: Beef Industry Update, Garth Ruff, OSU Extension

Dec 7: Gary King, Avondale Youth Center

Extension News Highlights Jan 29

Forage Focus: Native Clovers and Their Roles in Grassland Ecosystems | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter 

Soil pH; vital to maintaining productive and healthy forage stands | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter 

Cryptosporidiosis – Frequently Asked Questions | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter 

Cattle on Feed Update | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter 

Weekly Livestock Comments for January 22, 2021 | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter 

Gibberella Ear Rot and Vomitoxin in Corn | Agronomic Crops Network 

Upcoming Agronomy Team Programs | Agronomic Crops Network 

Soil Health Seminar Focuses on What Soil Health Tests Tell You | Agronomic Crops Network 

Improved Soil Health Linked to Nitrogen Fertilizer Efficiency Across Corn Belt | Agronomic Crops Network 

OSU Extension to Host “Planning for the Future of Your Farm” Workshop | Ohio Ag Manager 

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 – Highlights of Tax Issues Impacting Farm Businesses | Ohio Ag Manager 

East Ohio Women in Agriculture 2021 Program Series | Ohio Women in Agriculture 

2021 Ohio Woodland Water and Wildlife Conference | Ohio Woodland Stewards Program 

Newborn Lamb Care Management | OSU Sheep Team 

It’s Time to Start Thinking about Frost-Seeding Legumes | OSU Sheep Team

Upcoming Classes from Ohio Woodland Stewards

Timber Rattlesnake Ecology and Conservation in Ohio

Nov 20, 2020, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Join Bill Peterman, Associate Professor in Wildlife Ecology and Management, in the School of Environment and Natural Resources as he shares with us his research on the endangered timber rattlesnake.


The Importance of Dead Wood for Wildlife

Dec 11, 2020, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Join Marne Titchenell, OSU Extension’s Wildlife Program Specialist, within the School of Environment and Natural Resources as she shares how dead wood (standing and on the forest floor) is important to a variety of wildlife species. She will also discuss ways to create and maintain dead wood in your woodland.