Managing Stored Grain — 2019 Considerations

To our farmers and elevator managers:

Several of you have cited concerns with grain storage this winter because of the amount of poor quality and high moisture grain harvested across the state. Our OSU Ag Crops/eFields Team was able to schedule a webinar featuring Dr. Ken Hellevang from North Dakota State University sharing his expertise and answering questions about managing stored grain. Thanks to Drs. Elizabeth Hawkins & John Fulton for making this happen. The recorded webinar from December 20 is available at go.osu.edu/storedgrain.

Here is the excerpt from the flyer — 2019 conditions led to variable grain quality causing many potential storage issues. Dr. Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University, will join us for a webinar to share information on managing stored grain including high moisture and damaged grain.

Ohio Maple Days on Tap for January

By:  Gary Graham

Ohio had a great maple season in 2019 with lots of good quality syrup.  Now is the time to get prepared for the 2020 maple season at the Ohio Maple Days workshops.

The Ohio Maple Days program, an educational event for all maple syrup producers is offered on three dates in three locations: Jan. 23 in Fulton, Jan. 24 in Fredericksburg, and Jan. 25 in Middlefield. The program will be the same at all three locations.  This year the workshops will feature speakers from Vermont the #1 maple producing state and New York the #3 maple producing state. Continue reading

Ohio Farm Custom Rate Survey 2020

By:  Barry Ward, Leader, Production Business Management, OSU Extension, Agriculture & Natural Resources

A large number of Ohio farmers hire machinery operations and other farm-related work to be completed by others. This is often due to lack of proper equipment, lack of time or lack of expertise for a particular operation.  Many farm business owners do not own equipment for every possible job that they may encounter in the course of operating a farm and may, instead of purchasing the equipment needed, seek out someone with the proper tools necessary to complete the job. This farm work completed by others is often referred to as “custom farm work” or more simply “custom work”. A “custom rate” is the amount agreed upon by both parties to be paid by the custom work customer to the custom work provider. Continue reading

Holiday Floral Design

Join Paulding County Extension in a holiday floral design class on Friday, December 13 at 10:00 AM.  The cost of the class is $25 and is limited to 30 spots.  Participants will take home a holiday floral centerpiece at the end of the class.  Class will last approximately 2 hours and RSVPs are due by December 6.   The official flyer is here: 2019 Floral Design December Please call Katie to register at 419-399-8225.  Design will be similar to the one in the picture.

Farm Bill Training Sessions in Paulding County

FSA has been advertising the Farm Bill sessions in Paulding County.  I am teaching those sessions. We still have openings for tomorrow, December 4th.  Sessions are at 9:00, 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00 PM.  The same sessions will be offered on December 19.  Please follow this link to register. http://www.cvent.com/d/fhqs28. Each session is limited to 15 slots.  If you need help registering call 419-399-8225 and ask for Katie.

The official flyer is located here: 2019 Farm Bill Meetings PDF Fillable Paulding County Late 2019 Sessions