2022 Ohio Maple Day

We are fast approaching the date for the 2022 Ohio Maple Day event.  Join us on Dec. 10th at Ashland University’s John C. Meyer Convocation Center for a jam-packed program on all things maple.  Updates on red maple research from both Ohio State’s Gabe Karns and the University of Vermont’s Proctor Maple Research Center’s Abby van den Berg.  Add to this other talks on reverse osmosis, marketing, and insects impacting maple trees.

A maple-themed lunch and a vendor room that features a variety of maple equipment dealers, consulting foresters, and other associated equipment help round out the day.  There are also SAF continuing education credits available for the program.

You can register here

We hope to see you there!

Invasive Plants: ID, Removal and What’s Next

Want to know more about the identification and removal of invasive plants?  Join us on October 26th to work on your id skills and learn more about removal.  We will also tackle some of the questions about ‘after the invasives are gone.

Registration is open here.  We hope to see you there.  Register early – space is limited.

2022 Small Farm Ruminant Production Field Day

Have a small herd of beef cattle, goats, or a flock of sheep? Are you a new or beginning ruminant livestock producer? If yes to either of these questions, this program is for you!

Join OSU Extension educators and state specialists for an all-day workshop covering topics every ruminant livestock producer needs to know from grazing and nutrition, livestock marketing, facilities, and housing. This event is slated to be held on Saturday, October 8th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the OSU ATI Beef Center located at 2736 S. Apple Creek Road, Apple Creek, Ohio 44606. After lunch, those who have an interest in sheep or goats will depart to the Small Ruminant Research Unit located on Fredericksburg Road (5651 Fredericksburg Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691), while those focused on beef cattle will remain at the ATI Beef Center.

Afternoon training sessions will be species-specific that include hands-on training in animal care and handling, basic animal health, livestock evaluation, and much more.

Cost: $30 per person lunch Included.
Limited to first 40  Registrations.
Register at https://go.osu.edu/smallfarmruminantfieldday

Agenda

  • 9:00 Registration Opens
  • 9:30 Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:45 Morning Discussions:
    • Nutrition and Forages
    • Housing, ventilation, manure management
    • Livestock marketing
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:15 Hands-on
    • Efficiency (tools, equipment, and facilities)
    • Record keeping
    • Birthing supplies and simulators
    • Sheep – demo shearing, drench gun, trimming feet, FAMACHA
    • Beef – calving simulator, calf processing, BCS, cattle evaluation

For more information, please contact Morrow County OSU Extension Educator, Carri Jagger at jagger.6@osu.edu or Garth Ruff at ruff.72@osu.edu

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Ohio Woodland Stewards Programs

A DAY in the WOODS

Our June 10th A DAY in the WOODS program, “Woodlands and Water Day” offered to woodland owners and enthusiasts in SE Ohio at Zaleski State Forest

Registration information and details can be found at: https://u.osu.edu/apsley.1/2022/05/23/woodlands-and-water-day-offered-to-woodland-owners-and-enthusiasts-in-se-ohio-at-the-zaleski-state-forest-on-friday-june-10th/   This program includes an optional float trip on Raccoon Creek ($12 additional fee).

FRIDAY’S ESCAPE to the FOREST

The Impact of Climate Change on Soils

Join us for another piece to the puzzle of climate change – its impact on soils.  Brian Slater, SENR professor, and state Extension Specialist in soils will talk about the impact climate change is having and will have on our soils.

Register here

ISA and SAF credits have been applied for