Join Farm Office Live from OSU’s Farm Science Review on September 23

Farm Science Review is back!  OSU’s Farm Office Team will be there, and we’ll broadcast the next Farm Office Live from our farm office at the Review.  We can’t promise we’ll be able to ignore biscuits and gravy, pork tenderloins, Bahama mamas, or milkshakes during Farm Office Live, but we can promise you updates on recent developments in the world of farm management and agricultural law. 

The broadcast will be on Thursday, September 23 beginning at 10 a.m.  Here’s what’s on the agenda:

  • Carbon market programs and carbon agreements
  •  Legislative update
  • 2022 crop budgets
  • 2020 Farm Business Analysis program results from crop farms
  • Ohio cash rental rates
  • Dairy Market Volatility Assistance Program
  • Highlights of FSR and upcoming programs

Who’s on the Farm Office Live Team? OSU experts are ready to help farmers, landowners and agribusiness professionals navigate the issues we all deal with in the farm office.  Our team includes:

  • Peggy Kirk Hall – Agricultural Law
  • David Marrison – Farm Management
  • Dianne Shoemaker – Farm Business Analysis and Dairy Production
  • Barry Ward – Farm Management and Tax
To learn more and register for Farm Office Live, visit https://farmoffice.osu.edu/farmofficelive.  Recordings of our previous Farm Office Live webinars are also available at that site.

Kitchen Table Conversations 2021

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, lunch, or snack and join us from your “kitchen table” to engage in conversations “virtually” on September 21, 22, and 23, 2021 for “Kitchen Table Conversations” hosted by the Ohio Women in Agriculture of Ohio State University Extension. Conversations and discussions on “hot topics” in the agricultural world related to health, marketing, finance, legal, and production for women in agriculture.

These sessions are offered during the Farm Science Review daily from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM via ZOOM. Registration is required to participate.

Register @ https://go.osu.edu/kitchentableconversations2021

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CONVERSATION TOPICS…

9|21 Raising Livestock on Five Acres or Less

So you have some land and you want some extra income or a supply of food for your family.  This session will investigate all of your options and possibilities.

Sandy Smith, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Carrol County

9|22 Farm Stress and Mental Health

It can be hard to have a conversation about our mental health, but it is just as important as acknowledging our physical health. When we live where we work stress can sometimes get the better of us. Sitting together as a family around the kitchen table fosters an environment to have tough conversations. During this session, we will have a conversation about the importance of addressing mental health concerns, how to bridge the difficult topics, and the resources that are available to you and your family.

Bridget Britton MSW, LSW….Behavioral Health Field Specialist ANR

 

9\23 On-Farm Research Opportunities

On-farm research can provide valuable local data to inform decision-making and help you understand the ROI of practices and technologies on your farm. The OSU eFields program fosters partnerships between Ohio farmers, industry, and OSU researchers. Learn about recent research trials conducted across the state and how to become involved in the program.

Elizabeth Hawkins, Ph.D…Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems, Assistant Professor

A Day in the Woods

Registration is now open for our next, A DAY in the WOODS program “Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants” maybe just for you.  It will take place at the Hocking College Nature Center in Nelsonville, OH on September 10 from 9 am to 3:30 pm. For more information visit:

https://u.osu.edu/apsley.1/2021/08/24/identifying-and-controlling-invasive-plants-program-offered-at-hocking-college-nature-center-on-sept-1010/

Also, don’t forget to check out our latest tree ID videos at http://go.osu.edu/treeid.  We now have 60 videos available for view and more to come..

Livestock News

Beef News

Six new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1258 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

By now, you’ve likely seen first-hand or through photos the damage that can be done by the fall armyworm to any one of well over 100 different types of plants upon which they feed including most grasses and turf, alfalfa, soybeans, beets, cabbage, peanuts, onion, cotton, pasture grasses, millet, tomato, and potato, to name a few. You’ll want to keep monitoring forages (and turf), especially new seedings, for feeding damage well into fall because, depending on weather, fall armyworm could be here for a while! This week we focus on the damage they can do, and what might be done about it.

Articles this week include:

  • Unusual Armyworm Outbreaks are Taking Many by Surprise
  • Autumn Forage Harvest Management
  • Watch for Fall Armyworm, Carefully Consider the Alternatives
  • Preconditioning – Why it pays
  • August Hay Production Estimates and Planning for Winter Feeding
  • Direct Reports

Sheep News

Brady Campbell Named Small Ruminant Specialist at Ohio State

CFAES Communications, The Ohio State University The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences has hired Brady Campbell as an assistant professor to focus on Read more…

Autumn Forage Harvest and Armyworm Management

Dr. Mark Sulc, OSU Extension Forage Specialist, The Ohio State University Authors Note: Since preparing this article last week, a severe fall armyworm outbreak has Read more…

Secure Sheep and Wool Supply Plan – What Producers Need to Know

Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University Swine producers are nervously watching the outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) that are happening Read more…

Building a Self-Help Network of Cooperatives: The Electric Co-op Story

As communities and regions look to innovative models for economic and community development, the cooperative model, and particularly networks of cooperation have emerged as a strategy to build local ownership and wealth. The story of rural electric cooperatives across the United States is a story about the power of self-help networks. Doug Miller of Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives will share how the rural electric co-op community has built connections among local cooperatives, state and national organizations, and co-ops of cooperatives to support over 900 rural electric co-ops serving over 50% of the nation’s landmass.

September 2, 2021, 3:00 p.m. EST, Online

No cost, but registration is required.

Learn more and register for the webinar at https://go.osu.edu/appalachiacooperates

Meet Our Speaker

Doug Miller is the vice president of statewide services for Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc., the statewide trade association of Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, a position he has held since December 2014. On behalf of the 24 Ohio electric distribution cooperatives, Doug oversees safety training & incident prevention, lineman development training, legislative & government affairs, communications & member services, and director & employee training. Doug is a graduate of the University of Toledo and has been in the utility industry for more than 30 years. Prior to his current role, Doug worked at Logan County Electric Cooperative as manager of member services, before assuming the role of CEO, in which he served for 18 years. Doug has been a Touchstone Energy board member for six years and currently holds the office of president.

The Appalachia Cooperates Initiative is a learning network connecting cooperative, community, business, and economic developers and advocates in Central Appalachia. To learn more about the Initiative, connect with us directly by emailing osucooperatives@osu.edu!

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact gardner.1148@osu.edu.