Farm Transition Workshop
Is your farm ready for the next generation? Learn the legalities and technical pieces of a smooth and efficient transition. Cost: $25 per person includes lunch, a succession planning binder, materials, and handouts. Register at 330-533-5538, or learn more ...
Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention Inaugural Event- Translating Science Into Policy and Practice: What are the food safety priorities?
Celebrating the new CFAES Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention. A panel of food safety experts will explore the most crucial food safety issues facing the nation and world. Free, but register here: go.osu.edu/BdpB. Additionally, Ohio Stat ...
Environmental Professionals Network Breakfast Program
Speakers will explore how wildlife conservation agencies, nonprofits, and enthusiasts can build an effective and inclusive coalition to address future funding gaps. Additional information on speakers at go.osu.edu/BdpX. Registration is $22 and includes b ...
Features three keynote speakers. A free lunch will be served at noon, with vendors available to talk with participants and promote their products or services. Afternoon sessions will begin at 1 p.m. at the Krauss Dairy Center, 2250 Oil City Road, and feat ...
Ohio farm incomes forecast to rise-again
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Even during a growing season when 1.5 million fewer acres of soybeans and corn were planted in Ohio, average farm incomes in the state are likely to increase compared to last year, according to an agricultural economist with The Ohio State ...
Hidden Gems of Secrest
1- 3 pm. Walking tour featuring the arboretum’s “far corners and hidden treasures”—plants and places that visitors often don’t see. Admission is free but registration is required. The registration deadline is Oct. 22. Details: 330-263-3761 or go.osu.edu/ ...
Chow line: Pawpaws making a comeback in Ohio, other markets
What is a pawpaw, and is it healthy for you? The pawpaw is the largest edible fruit that is native to the United States, grown indigenous in some 26 states nationwide including Ohio. The majority of pawpaws are grown from the Great Lakes to the Florida Pa ...
Soil health at risk on fallow fields
COLUMBUS, Ohio—With so many Ohio fields left unplanted this year, farmers should consider the risks to next year’s crops, soil experts from The Ohio State University warn. If wind or rain carry away the topsoil of a bare field, it can take years to rebuil ...
Need Farm Workers? It could get easier
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Hiring migrant farm workers will become cheaper and easier as a result of several upcoming changes to the process, according to a labor economist with The Ohio State University. The new rules on getting visas for temporary foreign workers ...
Warring with Weeds
COLUMBUS, Ohio—They can sprout up anywhere in a field and they increasingly do: weeds, specifically a family of weeds known as pigweeds. As they harvest, farmers should watch for patches of pigweeds, which are quickly multiplying across the state. A camp ...