Farm Science Review Tickets Available at OSU Extension Paulding County Office

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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.

Continue reading

Take some time during Farm Science Review to share the film SILO.

Earlier in the year, I had the opportunity to watch the film SILO during the American Farm Bureau Federation National Meeting.  If you are involved in farming or work in agribusiness this movie is a great one to watch.  Safety around grain bins is one of the areas of focus I have had for Paulding County. Many of our local fire departments have volunteers trained in grain bin rescue and via grants have the equipment to use in the county if the need arises to complete a rescue. With Farm Science Review in a virtual, online format, the opportunity to see the movie is free.  There are specific times but please take time for this great opportunity.

Free screenings of the film SILO will be offered as a part of Farm Science Review 2020. It is a great opportunity for friends and family to spend an evening together watching a movie from the comfort of their own home. A way to start a dialog around safety for families, FFA chapters, or older 4-H members. Thank you for your support in keeping our farm communities safe this harvest season.

Link and flyer to get registered for the event

Ask the Expert Sessions to Be Held Live During 2020 Farm Science Review

By David Marrison, Jeff Workman & Chris Bruynis

For the first time in its nearly 60 year history, Ohio State’s Farm Science Review scheduled for September 22 -24 will not be held in-person.  Instead, a virtual show will be held and the Review will come to you on your laptop or smartphone this year, and for free.  You can watch live-streamed talks and recorded videos featuring the latest farm equipment and research to pique your curiosity.

Virtual visitors can find out about the show’s offerings by going to fsr.osu.edu and clicking on an image of the show’s site. Within that image, people can click on the various icons to find the schedules for talks and demos they’re most interested in, such as field demonstrations or “Ask the Expert” talks.

Among the live-streamed talks will be Ask the Expert presentations. Viewers will enter the talks through a Zoom meeting link and be able to post their questions in chat boxes. If you miss any, you can check back after the talks to watch the recordings.

The 20 minute “Ask the Expert” presentations at Farm Science Review are one segment of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and the College of Veterinary Medicine comprehensive Extension Education efforts during the three days of the Farm Science Review. Our experts will share science-based recommendations and solutions to the issues people are facing regarding weather impacts, tariffs, veterinarian medicine, and low commodity prices.

Topics for talks at FSR this year include the risks of transmitting COVID-19 to your animals, the prospects of U.S. agricultural exports abroad, increasing profits from small grains by planting double crops, climate trends, managing cash flow on the farm, farm stress, and rental rates on agricultural land.

To access all prerecorded and live-streamed talks at Farm Science Review, sign up on or after Sept. 8 at fsr.osu.edu.

Click here for a PDF copy of the 2020 FSR Ask the Expert full schedule

Join the Paulding County Master Gardener at their Drive Through Plant Sale on Saturday, September 12

Join the Paulding Master Gardener Volunteers at their Fall Drive Through Plant Sale on Saturday, September 12 from 10 AM – 2 PM at the Paulding County Fairgrounds.  We are asking that people enter via the main gate at the fairgrounds. Please bring a box or have your trunk lined with newspapers to set your plants in.  A volunteer will walk with you outside your car to take your order. You will be asked to stay in your car. Items are priced to sell.  See our listing of plants, trees, etc. Quantities are limited so come early to get the best selection.

Coffee Talks to Continue

Don’t forget to Join OSU Extension Educator, Sarah Noggle, and Water Quality Extension Specialist, Rachel Cochran on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 AM for our Virtual Coffee Shop.

Coffee Shops usually only are 30 minutes in length and are hosted via the Zoom platform. Join via the internet or phone https://osu.zoom.us/j/694208805 for the internet or dial 301-715-8592 by phone and press code 694 208 805#. PASSCODE ADDED 419399

 

Join Paulding SWCD at their Annual Banquet

Join Paulding SWCD at their annual banquet.

The 2nd Annual Conservation Classic Golf Scramble and Annual Banquet will be held on Friday, September 11th at the Auglaize Golf Club. The outing begins at noon with dinner and elections to follow. Register your team today and join us for this fun outing! Only registration can be found online, by clicking Here

To make this event a success, we are seeking event sponsors and donations for door prizes. There are several sponsorship levels available. If you would like more information, please email paulding@pauldingswcd.org or call 419-399-4771.

We would like to thank our current 2020 sponsors:

      • Paulding Dairy Queen
      • Haviland Drainage Products
      • Wagner Metals LLC
      • Antwerp Exchange Bank
      • Williamson Insurance Agency
      • Mercer Landmark

Check out the link to their website here

OSU Extension of Paulding County – We have an App for that

See what we just launched! Over the past few months, Michael and I have been working with a company to get all of our Paulding County OSU Extension information in one place.  Thanks to the great sponsorship from Haviland Drainage Product and Haviland Plastic Products. This app will include Ag, Master Gardener, and 4-H News.  As our new position for Family and Consumer Sciences is added in 2021, there will content relating to that program area. Search Paulding County Extension and you should find the app.  In the app, it includes our blog posts, calendars, YouTube Page, Facebook information, Twitter, LinkedIn and so much more.  You can upload horticulture questions for our Master Gardener Volunteer Hotline.  This will also include registration forms and upcoming events.  Don’t miss out on this valuable information for Paulding County.