Farm Office Live – Fall and Winter Edition!

By: Barry Ward, David Marrison, Peggy Hall, Dianne Shoemaker, Julie Strawser

“Farm Office Live” returns virtually this fall and 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. Continue reading

If African Swine Fever Comes to Your Neighborhood, Are You Prepared?

Learn the signs and what to do if African Swine Fever or another foreign animal disease affects your herd. This program addresses the steps you should take, the state and federal response and biosecurity planning. Presentations provided by Ohio Department of Agriculture, USDA and The Ohio State University. Continue reading

Beneficial Insects & Slug Management Workshop

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.

A workshop focused on how to manage insect and slug populations with beneficial predators will be offered December 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Northwest State Community College (22600 State Route 34, Archbold, Ohio 43502. Presenters include Dr. Curtis Young of Ohio State University Extension, Van Wert County and Dr. John Tooker of Penn State University. There is no cost to attend, but RSVP is requested by December 3 to Anne Marie Michaels at or by calling 419-636-9395.

Join the “Play Your Way Through the Holidays” Wellness Challenge Now!

Do you find yourself stressing out more than enjoying yourself over the holiday season? Do you wish you had more time to spend on the things or with the people most important to you? Join the Live Healthy Live Well 6-week “Play Your Way Through the Holidays” email wellness challenge to learn more about incorporating various forms of play into the holidays and beyond. Continue reading

Beef Quality Assurance Training Available on December 6

Capture more value from your market cattle and learn best management practices for your operation by becoming BQA certified on Monday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m.. Training will also count for recertification. Williams County 4-H/FFA beef exhibitors may attend as part of Ohio Youth Food Animal Quality Assurance requirement.

Location:  Edon Firehall, 326 S. Michigan St., Edon, OH 43518

No cost to attend

RSVP by Thursday, December 2 at 419-636-5608

Questions? Contact ANR Educator Stephanie Karhoff at or 419-519-6047

Fulton County Offering ‘Snowbird’ Pesticide Applicator Training on November 18

OSU Extension Fulton County is hosting a fertilizer and private pesticide applicator recertification meeting on Thursday, November 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 8770 SR 108, Wauseon for those flying south for the winter. Categories CORE, 1, 2, 6, and 15 (fertilizer) will be offered and videos will be available for specialty categories. No commercial credits will be offered. Cost is $10 for fertilizer; $35 for pesticide; and $45 for both. Note, this course fee is separate from the $30 renewal fee payable to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Pre-registration is required  by e-mailing or calling 419-337-9210.