Please call the office or email to register for events, find out about program changes, etc. 


Events: Please note all events are subject to change.  To see our full NW Ohio Newsletter with events for the area, click NW Ohio Newsletter 2024 Final.


Paulding County Events/Hosted Events:

Tuesday, January 30, 2024: Fertilizer Recertification 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM; Pesticide Recertification 9:45 AM – 12:45 PM

  • Pre-registration is mandatory for this event. Spots are limited. No walk-ins.
  • Location: Paulding County Extension Office, 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding OH 45879
  • Cost: PAT $35, FERT $10, Combo $45
  • Registration Information: RSVP by January 26. Limited seats for this meeting. Light snacks are provided with registration.
  • Contact: Sarah Noggle,, (419) 399-8225
  • Registration Link:


Tuesday, January 9, February 9, March 5, April 9, May 7, June 4, 2024: Cover Crops Roundtable: First Tuesday of the Month, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Join us for a monthly informal roundtable discussion series focused on cover crops. This series will be a place for growers to network, share ideas, and problem-solve with one another about the benefits and issues that utilizing cover crops can bring. Roundtables will be geared toward growers with experience utilizing cover crops but are open to anyone from novice to master. Each date will be a standalone topic, so attendance on all dates is not required. Topics will be determined before each month’s roundtable to allow for the selection of timely issues. This series will not include sales presentations. Hosted on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. A light snack will be provided.
  • No cost to register. Open to producers in Paulding County and beyond.
  • To register, call the Paulding County Extension Office at (419) 399-8225 or email Rachel Cochran at To register online, visit

Saturday, February 24th, 2024: New Pesticide Applicator Training – 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

      • In-person
      • This new Pesticide Applicator “Crash Course” class is designed to help participants prepare for taking the Ohio private applicator CORE and Category 1 exams administered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Study guides need to be purchased separately. Registration will provide handouts and other resources. An additional study by the participants is encouraged beyond the time spent in class. Although this class will help prepare participants in CORE (applying pesticides properly and safely) and Category 1 (Grain and Cereal Crops), other resources will be made available for additional study in other certification categories. Participants can elect to test with ODA following the program on another date.
      • Location: Youth Leadership Building, 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding OH 45879
    • Cost: $25
    • Registration Information: RSVP is MANDATORY with the deadline of February 20. Seating is limited, so no walk-ins will be available.
    • Contact: Sarah Noggle,, (419) 399-8225
    • Registration link: or use the QR Code.


Wednesday, February 21, 2024: Weeds University – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • In-person
  • Join us for the regional Weeds University. Hands-on activities and speakers will be included in the event. Topics covered – Identification of weeds, the biology of weeds, developing your herbicide program, and control strategies for weed management. Optional topics include cover crops and weeds or forage crops and weed management. Speakers will include Aaron Hagerman, Iowa State University; Rodrigo Werle, University of Wisconsin – Madison; Michael Flessner, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and Alyssa Essman, Ohio State University, as well as regional county educators. CCA, Commercial, and Private PAT credits are available. Sessions are also offered in Auglaize, Clermont, Fayette, Madison, Wayne, Jackson, Crawford, and Trumball counties. See their county websites for details.
  • Location: Paulding County Extension Office, 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding OH 45879
  • Cost: $40
  • Registration Information: RSVP due by February 14th. Limited to 40 seats for this meeting. Meal included with registration. Register at
  • Contact: Sarah Noggle,, (419) 399-8225
  • Registration link: If paying by check or cash please write a check to OSU Extension  and mail it to Madison County Extension Office c/o Weeds University 2024, 217 Elm Street, London, OH 43140

Statewide Events/Hosted Events:

March 14th-15th: Conservation Tillage Conference (CTC) – 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

  • The annual conference will feature national corn yield contest winner David Hula as the keynote speaker in 2023. Breakout rooms will include agronomy, nutrient management, soil health/cover crops/no-till, precision ag & technology, water quality/conservation practices, and alternative crops/hot topics/farm
    management. CCA and CLM credits will be offered. Video recorded option may be offered at a later date for continuing education credits.
  • Location: Ohio Northern University, McIntosh Center, 402 W. College, Ada OH 45810
  • Cost: $100 early, $150 after February 28th
  • Contact: Mark Badertscher (419)767-6037,
  • Registration:

March 11th-14th, 2024: Overholt Drainage School – 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

  • In-person
  • The 2024 Overholt Drainage School will be held at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio from March 11 – 14, 2024. Topics will include drainage law and economics; drainage design, planning, and installation; safety; and conservation drainage. Participants will engage in a combination of lectures, hands-on activities, practical exercises, and panel discussions. The program is open to anyone interested in subsurface drainage design and installation.
  • Audience: This event is intended for drainage contractors, professional engineers, consultants, district technicians, NRCS and agency personnel, landowners, and anyone interested in subsurface drainage design and maintenance.
  • Location:  Ohio State University, Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex (CEARC), Waterman Ag. & Natural Resources Lab, 2510 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210
  • Cost: Full program: $600;
  • Registration Link: For more information, visit For registration, questions contact Elizabeth Schwab at
  • Contact: Vinayak Shedekar,

Meeting the Demand for Local Beef: Beef School Webinar Series 2024 – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

  • Webinar Series
    • January 18 Genetic Selection: What Matters Allen Gahler, OSU Extension Sandusky Co. Planned Calving to Meet Demand Dean Kreager, OSU Extension Licking Co.
    • February 15 Feeding to a Harvest Date Garth Ruff, OSU Extension, Beef Cattle Field Specialist
    • March 21 Selling Retail vs Wholesale Yield and Added Value Lyda Garcia, OSU Extension Fresh Meats Specialist
    • April 18 Producer Roundtable What Works, What Doesn’t? Krysti Morrow – Rocky Knob Farms Brad Berry – Ohio Signature Beef Lindsey Hall – Maplecrest Meats & More Dale Phillips – Phillips Meats
  • Audience: Join one or all sessions for those interested in Beef Production.
  • Location: Online
  • Cost: Free
  • Registration Link: For more information, visit
  • Contact: Garth Ruff at