By Aaron Wilson, Climate Specialist, CFAES
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Weather extremes like those during 2018, much more rain, and heavier downpours are likely to become the norm rather than the exception in Ohio, according to a climate expert with The Ohio State University.
As a result, the state’s farmers will have to deal with more and more water pouring onto and running off of their fields, and that could threaten the quality of water downstream, said Aaron Wilson, climate specialist with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Continue reading
For those of you who like to listen to information via podcasts or online — OSU Extension has something new for you. Stay on top of what is happening in the field and the farm office as Amanda Douridas and Elizabeth Hawkins interview experts in agronomy and farm management. Hosted by Ohio State University Extension, this podcast takes a bi-monthly dive into specific issues that impact agriculture, such as: weather, land value, policies, commodity outlooks, and more. For more information on agronomy and farm management visit agcrops.osu.edu and u.osu.edu/ohioagmanager.
Written by Peggy Kirk Hall, Associate Professor, Agricultural & Resource Law
From Daniel Foust and Patrick Troyer, Paulding SWCD
The Ohio Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District is providing funding for new assistance programs for farmers to help protect water quality in the western basin of Lake Erie. The Ohio Working Lands program will encourage producers to establish year-round vegetative cover on eligible crop land. The program will promote conversion, establishment and maintenance of forage/hay land on certain cropland acres. Continue reading
Written by Evin Bachelor, Law Fellow, OSU Extension Agricultural & Resource Law Program
Toledo’s Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR) has been in the headlines a lot lately, and certainly on the minds of farmers in the Lake Erie watershed. So far, the Ag Law Blog has focused attention on what LEBOR is, why it was on the ballot, and what types of defenses agricultural producers can raise if sued. Because voters approved the ballot measure, the focus now shifts to how LEBOR will be treated in the courts. Continue reading
If you want to sharpen your gardening skills and you have an interest in sharing your knowledge with others, Ohio State Extension has the ideal program for you.
Beginning with an orientation class on March 13, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. an Ohio State Master Gardener “Basic Training” Continue reading
Please see the information from Friends of the Paulding Park District about their spring fundraiser on Saturday, April 6, 2019.