Extension News Highlights March 29

Wheat Growth Stages and Associated Management- Feekes 6.0 through 9.0 | Agronomic Crops Network

Time is now to purchase the right nozzles for your spraying needs | Agronomic Crops Network

Topdressing Wheat with Liquid Swine Manure | Agronomic Crops Network

Selecting Forages for Your New Seeding | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Taking the Bull from the Sale Ring or Winter Storage, Making Him the Athlete He Needs to Be | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Minerals for Beef Cattle | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Livestock and Grain Producers: Dealing with Vomitoxin and Zearalenone | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

The Use of Wool in Compost and other Alternative Applications | OSU Sheep Team

2021 Small Ruminant Webinar Series: Lamb Market Update Spring 2021 | OSU Sheep Team

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Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Information | BYGL

Extension News Highlights March 15

Is your bull ready for work? | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Managing the Breeding Season and Reproductive Performance of the Beef Herd | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Don’t let the green grass fool you | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

The Buckeye Beef Byte; a Conversation with OSU’s Meat Lab Manager Ron Cramer | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Farm Office Live Continues! | Ohio Ag Manager

Wheat Growth Stages and Associated Management- Feekes 6.0 through 9.0 | Agronomic Crops Network

Forage Planting – How to Do It Well | Agronomic Crops Network

Marketing Lamb and Goat for Holidays | OSU Sheep Team

Basic Reproduction and Breeding Systems of Meat Goats | OSU Sheep Team

Attention all U.S. Sheep and Goat Producers: Let your Voices be Heard! | OSU Sheep Team

Soilless Strawberry School | VegNet Newsletter

OSU Extension Webinars Available This Week


Ohio Cow/Calf Management Webinar School

06:00pm to 07:00pm

Planning for the Future of Your Farm Workshop

06:30pm to 08:30pm


Ag Tech Tuesdays (Virtual)

10:00am to 11:00am

High Tunnel Production School (Virtual)

12:30pm to 01:30pm

Small Ruminant Production Webinars

07:00pm to 08:00pm


Commercial New Applicator Training Webinar

(All day)

Southern Ohio Farm Show (Virtual)

10:00am to 11:00am

Organic Winter Webinars

11:00am to 12:00pm

Technology and Data Management on the Dairy Farm- Mini Series Session 1 (Virtual)

12:30pm to 01:30pm


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

08:00am to 08:30am

Managing Water in Today’s Wet and Dry Growing Seasons (Virtual)

08:30am to 10:00am

Disease Management Options for Today’s Weather (Virtual)

09:00am to 10:30am

GAPs Training Webinar

06:00pm to 09:00pm


County Outlook Meeting (Virtual)

10:00am to 11:30am

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

Small Ruminant Webinar Series

Ohio State Extension invites you to the 2021 Small Ruminant Webinar Series! The information provided will be applicable to both sheep and goat producers large and small. Register online for no cost at:


Webinar One- Lambing and Kidding: 90 minutes Tuesday, January 19th | 7 p.m.

Members of the OSU Sheep Team will cover preparing for lambing/kidding season, ewe/doe and lamb/kid care before, during, after birth, managing dystocia, troubleshooting and addressing health concerns, colostrum, bottle feeding, creep feeding, castrating, tail docking, vaccinations, and allow time for Q&A.

Webinar Two- Small Ruminant Nutrition: 90 minutes Tuesday, February 16th | 7 p.m.

We will address the importance of providing adequate protein, carbohydrates, and minerals in the forms of processed grains, hay, grazed pasture, minerals, and supplements to your flock/herd. Q&A included.

Webinar Three- Weaning, Sorting, and Selling- Lambs, Kids, and Spent Breeding Stock: 90 minutes Tuesday, March 16th | 7 p.m.

We will offer strategies for weaning lambs/kids and preparing them for joining the breeding flock or entering the meat processing chain. Also included will be examples of marketing strategies and determining what to do with ewes/does and rams/bucks that are no longer meeting breeding needs of the flock/herd.

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

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

Establishing a Fair Pasture Rental Rate

Questions often arise as to what constitutes a fair rental price. Since there is not a commercial market for pasture, determining the price often becomes a matter of bargaining. Supply and demand is probably the most important factor in determining the price. If there is a large quantity of pasture available in a given area and very few farmers needing extra pasture, rents may be low. Likewise, if there were little pasture acreage for rent but many farmers needing extra pasture, rents may be bid higher.

From OSU Factsheet, Establishing a Fair Pasture Rental Rate, FR-8, By Jeff Fisher and David Mangione.

This is a good source for information if you are in discussion for pasture rental agreements and seeking guidance on setting a price.

OSU Extension News Highlights

Decent Harvest Weather Likely to Continue into October | Agronomic Crops Network 

Farm Office Live Scheduled for October 7, 2020 | Agronomic Crops Network 

Precautions for Feeding Frosted and Drought-Stressed Forages | Agronomic Crops Network 

You can’t starve profit into a cow . . . or a hay field! | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter 

Fall Forage Management Tips | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter 

It pays to maintain cover! | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter 

Record Levels of Prime Grading | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter  

Harvesting and Grazing Forages Following a Frost | OSU Sheep Team  

Creating Alternative Forage Plans | OSU Sheep Team 

The Ag Law Harvest | Farm Office

Late Season Forage Harvest Management

Are you making a decision about cutting alfalfa in September?  Consider reviewing these pointers from Marc Sulc, OSU Extension Forage Specialist:

Complete Article: Late Season Forage Harvest Management


Fall cutting risk can be reduced but not eliminated.  Nature bats last and alfalfa stand health and survival will suffer more from fall cutting when when have early freezes, open and very cold winters, early springs with ice, and/or extreme rainfall and temperature variations. If at all possible, we urge producers to observe the fall rest period for forage legumes. And if you do harvest during the fall rest period, leave some strips of uncut forage to compare to. You might learn something useful!

From: https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-28/late-season-forage-harvest-management