Please note: Paulding County has received various packets of seeds. Please follow the directions below or contact Sarah at the Extension Office (419-399-8225) to arrange a drop off of the seeds.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is asking Ohioans to please send in unsolicited seeds.
After increasing reports of Ohio citizens receiving packages of unsolicited seeds in the mail, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is again urging the public to report and submit any unsolicited seed packets to ODA. In partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine Office, ODA is working to investigate the number of seed packets sent to Ohio, what type of seeds they are, and where they were mailed from. Continue reading
From John Mueller, District Manager, Division of Forestry – Findlay
As our economy changes and reshoring from foreign countries takes place, there are some disruptions in the wood supply. This is leading to mid-west wood and wood box suppliers looking for alternative supply sources. We have received letters in the county from these suppliers looking to come directly to your wooded property and provide you a quote to purchase your trees with a commitment on the spot. Please know that you DO NOT have to commit at that time and you can receive help and advice on this if you prefer. There is competition for your wood and perhaps you could get a better price.
Comment from Sarah – Believe it or not, we have a division of Ohio Forestry over Paulding County. They will be a neutral party in any discussions and make sure that you are not being taken advantage of in these critical decisions. If this is a topic that you would like education on, I would be willing to set up a virtual informational countywide meeting.
Reach out to
John Mueller, District Manager– Division of Forestry- Findlay, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 952 Lima Avenue, Findlay, OH 45840, Office Number: 419-424-5004, John.Mueller@dnr.state.oh.us,
From Kathy Smith
Join us Friday, August 7th for our live webinar on the Great Lakes Early Detection Network App. Here is your opportunity to learn more about the app, how it is being used in Ohio, and how you can participate.
Help track invasive species using the Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) App. Join Kathy Smith, Amy Stone, Marne Titchenell, and Eugene Braig, specialists in forestry, horticulture, wildlife, and aquatic ecology as they share how to use the app to report invasive species.
Register here: go.osu.edu/glednwebinar
Today on the OSU Farm Office Live, there was a great discussion about CAUV. This information is very helpful for any landowner in Paulding County. You can listen to the recorded session at farmoffice.osu.edu/farmofficelive
Check out this website for more information: https://www.robertdinterman.com/CAUV/
Additionally, I am adding the most recent article from Robert Dinterman.
Tax Value of Farmland Expected to Drop
There’s a bit of good news for Ohio farmers to counter the bad news caused by COVID-19, as well as by last year’s historic rain. In counties scheduled for property value updates in 2020—about half of Ohio’s 88 counties—the average value of farmland enrolled in the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program should be about 40% lower than 2017–2019, or about $665 per acre. Continue reading