Farm Office Live

 “Farm Office Live” returns virtually this winter as an opportunity for you to get the latest outlook and updates on ag law, farm management, ag economics, farm business analysis and other related issues from faculty and educators with the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

Each Farm Office Live will start off with presentations on select ag law and farm management topics from our experts and then we’ll open it up for questions from attendees on other topics of interest.  Viewers can attend “Farm Office Live” online each month on Wednesday evening or Friday morning, or can catch a recording of each program. The full slate of offerings for this winter:

January 13th 7:00 – 8:30 pm

January 15th 10:00 – 11:30 am

February 10th 7:00 – 8:30 pm

February 12th 10:00 – 11:30 am

March 10th 7:00 – 8:30 pm

March 12th 10:00 – 11:30 am

April 7th 7:00 – 8:30 pm

April 9th 10:00 – 11:30 am


Topics to be addressed this winter include:

Outlook on Crop Input Costs and Profit Margins

Outlook on Cropland Values and Cash Rents

Outlook on Interest Rates

Tax Issues That May Impact Farm Businesses

Legal trends for 2021

Legislative updates

Farm business management and analysis updates

Farm succession & estate planning updates


Who’s on the Farm Office Team?  Our team features OSU experts ready to help you manage your farm office:

Peggy Kirk Hall — agricultural law

Dianne Shoemaker — farm business analysis and dairy production

David Marrison — farm management

Barry Ward – farm management and tax


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We look forward to you joining us this winter!

Barry Ward, David Marrison, Peggy Hall, Dianne Shoemaker – Ohio State University Extension


2020 SH2 Sweet Corn Trial Results – Gastier, Hofelich and Gahler

The following sweet corn performance trial report was compiled by Mike Gastier (, OSU Extension, Huron County; Matthew Hofelich (, OARDC, Fremont; and Allen Gahler (, OSU Extension, Sandusky County.

Refer any questions or inquiries about this project directly to these authors.

Sweet corn hybrid trial.

Sweet corn is an important crop in both the fresh market and shipping market in North Central Ohio, where a significant percentage of Ohio vegetables are grown.  Many different varieties of sweet corn are grown by producers with fresh market roadside stands, and still others are grown for early, mid, and late season shipping and processing markets, meaning growers demand a diverse selection of sweet corn varieties and maturities.  Growers have indicated this diversity should focus on SH2 varieties with different stages of maturity, and variance in other traits.  Many new varieties are becoming available to meet these grower demands, and this study sought to determine which ones would perform acceptably in Northern Ohio, and which would have the desired traits growers are seeking.  For this trial, 34 SH2 varieties were grown in 4 replicated plots at the Ohio State University’s North Central Agricultural Research Station near Fremont, Ohio.

For the full report and results as a PDF, click here.