Registration is REQUIRED for January 18 Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification

Greetings all,

Registration is required for the January 18, Fertilizer and Pesticide Recertification in Paulding County.  We now have a link to register online and we now also have a credit card payment option. You must have an email address to pay by credit card.

The link to our registration is http://go.osu.edu/2022PauldingPATFERT

You may also use the following QR code by scanning to your phone:

As a reminder: Fertilizer Recertification will begin at 8:30 AM and Pesticide Recertification will begin at 9:30 AM. We will conclude at 12:45 PM. Our location address for GPS is 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, OH 45879.

NW Ohio Newsletter of Events

Happy New Year,

Attached is the NW Ohio Newsletter for area events for Agriculture. We are excited to offer these educational classes on many topics. If you are interested in an event, click the link to register in the digital copy or contact the office that is hosting the event. In the next week, you should be receiving a hard copy of this publication in the mail.

Final NW Ohio Newsletter OSU Extension Booklet 2022

Upcoming Beneficial Insects & Slug Management Workshop to be Held December 10th

Building your soil health comes with the right balance of several different practices. Over the years we have worked to achieve healthier soil and cleaner water; however, one area we have only scratched the surface of is improved pest management. This workshop will focus on how to manage insect and slug populations with beneficial predators. Continue reading

Upcoming Water Quality Wednesday Winter Programming

Join the Ohio State University’s Water Quality Extension Associates for a webinar series discussing topics related to water quality, ranging from Phosphorus and agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) to watershed planning and technology. Continue reading

ANR PROGRAMMING NEWSLETTER: WEEK OF OCTOBER 18, 2021

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18

Certified Crop Advisor Exam Study Course  All Day, Oct. 1, 2021 – Feb. 15, 2022

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19

Certified Crop Advisor Exam Study Course  All Day, Oct. 1, 2021 – Feb. 15, 2022

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20

Certified Crop Advisor Exam Study Course  All Day, Oct. 1, 2021 – Feb. 15, 2022

Southern Ohio Farm Show (Virtual) 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Farm Office Live!  Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 07:00pm  to  09:00pm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21

Certified Crop Advisor Exam Study Course  All Day, Oct. 1, 2021 – Feb. 15, 2022

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22

Certified Crop Advisor Exam Study Course  All Day, Oct. 1, 2021 – Feb. 15, 2022

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23

Certified Crop Advisor Exam Study Course  All Day, Oct. 1, 2021 – Feb. 15, 2022

Farm Science Review Tickets Available at OSU Extension Paulding County Office

Picture courtsey of Farm Science Review

The 59th annual Farm Science Review is set for September 21-23 at Ohio State’s Molly Caren Agricultural Center, 135 State Route 38, near London.

Featured at the event will be more than 100 educational sessions, including “Ask the Expert” talks; 600 exhibits; the most comprehensive field crop demonstrations in the United States; a career exploration fair; and immersive virtual reality videos of agricultural activities.

This year’s Farm Science Review will also feature a new online component called “Farm Science Review Live.”

Hours for Farm Science Review are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21–22 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23.

Tickets are available at our office, $7 each. Either cash or check payable to OSU Extension Paulding County is accepted. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Ages 5 and under are free admittance. Currently, the Paulding County Office is under construction and you can pick up tickets in the Youth Leadership Building (building east of the Extension Office), Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Farmer Advocates wanted!

Do you know of a farmer who would be an excellent candidate with leadership, enthusiasm, and passion for soil health and water quality management as a Farmer Advocate for Conservation? You can nominate them by completing an online form. Select the button for the application.

The Nature Conservancy is looking for farmers who are currently utilizing cover crops on their farms in the Maumee River Watershed of the Western Lake Erie Basin. We are looking for a diverse group of farmers; large acreage, small acreage, corn and soy, small grains, livestock, new and experienced, willing to reach out and share their knowledge and experiences with other farmers in their area. Selected farmers will be compensated for their time. Select the button for this application.

If you are interested in being part of this exciting farmer-led outreach project and would like to apply as a Farmer Advocate for Conservation please complete the online application form by selecting the button above.

The application period is open for farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin that are interested in sharing their conservation farming practices with other farmers.  Farmer Advocates will be compensated for their time to attend the training and work with other farmers @ $30/hour.  The focus of the project is to promote farmers learning from each other about building soil health and managing water.

To apply as a Farmer Advocate for Conservation or to nominate a farmer you believe would be an excellent candidate please use the online application and nomination forms on the landing page found at https://sites.google.com/view/farmeradvocate or please contact Stephanie Singer, Stephanie.Singer@tnc.org.

Virtual ANR Programming – Week of March 29

Check out the listing below for upcoming Agriculture and Natural Resources virtual programs. Click the program title to register for individual webinars. A complete listing of 2021 ANR virtual programs may be found at https://agnr.osu.edu/events/calendar.

Monday, March 29
Southwestern Ohio Beginner Beekeeping Webinars, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 30
Fruit Production Online Series, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Organic Winter Webinars, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 31
Southern Ohio Farm Show, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Great Lakes Vegetable Working Group Podcast, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 1
PorkBridge, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Butler Innovative Farm Forum, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Virtual ANR Programming – Week of March 22

Check out the listing below for upcoming Agriculture and Natural Resources virtual programs. Click the program title to register for individual webinars. A complete listing of 2021 ANR virtual programs may be found at https://agnr.osu.edu/events/calendar.

Monday, March 22
Author Speaker Series, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
2021 Ohio Agritourism Ready Conference, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Southwestern Ohio Beginner Beekeeping Webinars, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 23
Author Speaker Series10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, March 24
Author Speaker Series, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Southern Ohio Farm Show, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Great Lakes Vegetable Working Group Podcast, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Southwestern Ohio Beginner Beekeeping Webinars, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 25
Author Speaker Series10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Online Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Webinar, 8:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Midwest Women in Ag Community Education Series, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
East Ohio Women in Agriculture Program Series, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Agricultural Fertilizer Recertification Webinar, 1:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Butler Innovative Farm Forum, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, March 26
Author Speaker Series10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Soilless Strawberry School, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Virtual ANR Programming – Week of March 15

Check out the listing below for upcoming Agriculture and Natural Resources virtual programs. Click the program title to register for individual webinars. A complete listing of  2021 ANR virtual programs may be found at https://agnr.osu.edu/events/calendar.

Monday, March 15
County Outlook Meeting, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
2021 Virtual Ohio Agritourism Ready Conference, 6:30 -8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 16
Small Ruminant Production Webinars, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 17
Commercial New Applicator Training Webinar (all day)
Southern Ohio Farm Show, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Organic Winter Webinars, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Great Lakes Vegetable Working Group Podcast, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 18
Ohio Beef Expo (all day)
The Dirt on Soil Health:  Investing Below the Surface, 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Growing Season Weather Outlook and Changing Patterns, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Midwest Women in Ag Community Education Series, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
GAPs Training Webinar, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
2021 Virtual Ohio Agritourism Ready Conference, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Butler Innovative Farm Forum, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, March 19
Ohio Beef Expo (all day)

Escape to the Forest – Featuring Maple Syrup

Join OSU’s Les Ober, Geauga Co. Extension, and SENR’s Gabe Karns and Kathy Smith, for this session on how to make your own syrup or explore turning your woods into a sugarbush as an income opportunity.  Continuing education credits will be available.

Join us for this timely Friday Escape to the Forest Webinar–  From Tree to Table: Ohio Maple Syrup  March 12th from 10 am – 12 pm.

Register here:  go.osu.edu/syrup

We hope to see you there!

Don’t Forget about the February Virtual Coffee Shop on Friday

Don’t miss out on our February Virtual Coffee Shop. Friday, February 26 @ 7:30 AM on Zoom.

Ask questions with OSU Extension Educator, Sarah Noggle.

Topics to be discussed

        • Fertilizer & Pesticide Recertification (What if I missed the January event)
        • New TriState Fertilizer Guidelines
        • H2Ohio
        • Farm Bill Questions

Register at https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYucO2vqDwpG9MzgNw-e77lbhBW7Pu8LE2u

Winter Programming Poll

Please help us plan for winter ANR programs for 2020-2021. This short poll will provide valuable input as we begin to plan and schedule local and regional educational programs, including pesticide recertification classes.  It is important that I have input from each of you.  OSU Extension offices across Ohio are patiently waiting to conduct in-person programs according to guidance from the University.

In the meantime, please click here to answer a few questions!

The Paulding County Extension Office is open for business on Tuesday or by appointment with modified office hours from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Masks are required, and disposable ones are available just inside the door when needed!

Tuesday and Thursday Coffee Talks on Pause

I am going to pause our coffee talks on Tuesday and Thursday until harvest is over or we get a rainy day that puts people out of the field.  I will also be evaluating the time of these sessions.  You can still call, email, or text me with your questions.  I am here to help you. Have a safe and great harvest.

Sarah J. Noggle
Extension Educator
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ohio State University Extension Paulding County
503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, OH 45879
(419)399-8225 Office / (419)506-1890 Mobile
noggle.17@osu.edu / paulding.osu.edu

Farm Office Live Scheduled for October 7, 2020

Join the OSU Extension Farm Office team for discussions on the latest agricultural law and farm management news.  The next session will be held on October 7, 2020, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Farm Office Live will be back for a review of the latest on round two of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), 2020 crop enterprise budgets, new custom rates, and Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents survey summary, Ohio’s COVID-19 immunity legislation, and other current issues in farm management.

Join our experts for quick presentations and Q & A. Go to https://farmoffice.osu.edu/farmofficelive to register or view past webinars and PowerPoint slides.

Last Chance: Act Now to Update PLC Yield

Landowners or producers with a Power of Attorney for their landowner have until September 30, 2020, to update their Price Loss Coverage (PLC) yield, also referred to as farm yield, information on file with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA). PLC yields exist for each FSA farm number and commodity. This one-time opportunity to update yield information for covered commodities was a provision in the 2018 Farm Bill. The updated yields will be used to calculate payments under the PLC program for 2020 through 2023 crop years if market prices trigger payments. PLC yields have also been used before in disaster relief programs. There is no guarantee that farmers will have this opportunity again under future farm bills. If a farm chooses to not update its yield info the existing yields for the farm will be used. Not all updated yields will produce a higher yield. In the case where the new calculated yield for a farm and commodity is lower than the existing yield, FSA will take the higher of the two.  Producers who are currently enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) should also consider updating their yields as the option to change program election exists within the current farm bill in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Yields will be updated by submitting FSA form CCC-867 for each farm number and covered commodity. Each completed form will need to include one signature of a farm owner. If the reported yield in any year is less than 75 percent of the 2013-2017 average county yield, the yield will be substituted with 75 percent of the county average yield. For more information please contact your local FSA office.

The FSA form CCC-867 can be found here

Supply chain, U.S. trade policy, COVID-19 to be discussed during Farm Science Review

Farm Science Review will hold live online sessions September 22-24. Photo: Getty Images.

LONDON, Ohio—The U.S. trade policy, labor and immigration issues, agricultural commodity markets, and the food supply chain will be among the topics addressed at a panel discussion during the 59th annual Farm Science Review Sept. 22–24 at fsr.osu.edu.

The previously titled Tobin Talk, now The Talk on Friday Avenue, “Value Chains in Food and Agriculture,” on Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. at fsr.osu.edu, will feature comments from a panel of agricultural economists from The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

The Talk on Friday Avenue is among a series of presentations at Farm Science Review to address topics relevant to the agricultural industry, from controlling weeds and managing beef cattle to reducing safety hazards on the farm and growing plants indoors in water, without soil.

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Farm Science Review will be exclusively virtual, so you can find out about the latest in farm technology and techniques from the convenience of your home. The show, which is sponsored by CFAES, is free. Sign up at fsr.osu.edu.

If you require an accommodation, such as live captioning or interpretation, to participate in this event, please email fsrinfo@osu.edu.

The Talk on Friday Avenue is an annual panel discussion given by agricultural economists in CFAES. This year it will focus on supply chains in food and agriculture, many of which were tested earlier this year when the nation’s major meat processors closed down temporarily as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which left many employees ill with COVID-19. Continue reading

Your guide to virtual Farm Science Review

Learning virtually what you need to know at Farm Science Review, Sept. 22-24.

Find a comfortable seat and charge your device.

Farm Science Review is being held online this year because of COVID-19 concerns.

Although the Molly Caren Agricultural Center is closed to the public, you’ll be able to learn the latest agricultural technology and helpful farming techniques from more than 400 exhibitors—all for free on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

More than 200 free live-streamed and recorded talks and demos will be available online. You will have to provide your own steakburgers, milkshakes, or other FSR fare, though.

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