By Brooke Beam, Ph.D., ANR/CD Extension Educator, Highland County
What was previously referred to as the Farmers Club, has been revived in the form of Monthly Extension Programming. The upcoming programs will consist of a combination of agricultural, community development, and natural resources-based topics.
The first Monthly Extension Programming was held on June 25, 2018, on solar energy in Agriculture. The presentation was presented by Eric Romich, an Extension educator specializing in alternative energy.
The next Monthly Extension Program will be held on July 25, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at the Ponderosa Steakhouse. Eugene C. Braig IV, the Program Director of the Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources’ Extension Aquatic Ecosystems program, will be the guest speaker. Braig will present the All-Purpose Pond Management Overview, which will provide helpful information on how to construct and maintain a healthy pond.
Following Braig’s presentation, the Highland County Extension Office, Highland County Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA NRCS, USDA FSA, USDA Rural Development Office, and the Highland County Farm Bureau will provide a brief update on current programs and dates to remember.
The cost of the presentation is $5.00 a person. Call the Highland County Extension Office to RSVP and reserve your seat for the program at 937-393-1918. Lunch is not included; however, attendees are encouraged to purchase lunch on their own at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
The Monthly Extension Programming for August will be presented by Dr. Scott Shearer, the Chair of the College of Food Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences’ Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Dr. Shearer will present on Big Data and UAVs in Production Agriculture.
More details on August’s program will be available at July’s program meeting.
Also new for the Highland County Extension Office is an online blog. You can access the blog via https://u.osu.edu/osuextensionhighlandcounty/. Check the blog for updates from state Extension teams and local Extension programming.
Contact the Highland County Extension office at 937-393-1918 for more information about the Monthly Extension Programming and the blog.
The Ohio Sheep Day at the Eastern Agricultural Research Station will be held on July 14, 2018, from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. The cost to attend for Ohio Sheep Improvement Association Members is $15.00, non-OSIA members $25.00. The cost includes lunch. Topics covered during the day include sheep handling systems, lambing facilities, lamb feeding operation set-up, and a pasture walk. The Eastern Agricultural Research Station is located at 16870 Bond Ridge Rd., Caldwell, OH 43724. For more information, contact Roger High at 614-246-8299 or at email@example.com.
The Highland County Ohio State University Extension Office will host the second Monthly Extension Programming on July 25, 2018, at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Hillsboro at 10:00 A.M. The guest speaker will be Eugene Braig, the Program Director of the School of Environmental and Natural Resources’ Extension Aquatic Ecosystems program. The presentation will be the All-Purpose Pond Management Overview. The cost to attend the presentation is $5.00. Please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by phone at 937-393-1918. Plan to purchase lunch on your own.
Join the Highland County Soil and Water Conservation District, Ohio Department of Agriculture, USDA NRCS, Ohio State University Extension, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife for a Grazing Workshop. The event will be held at the Millstone Creek Farm at 9061 Grabill Road, Hillsboro, Ohio. The event is free, but you should RSVP to the Highland SWCD at 937-393-1922. Dinner will be provided by the Highland County Cattleman Association and Union Stockyards. The program will be held from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M.
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