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March 15, 2023 - 12:49pm --

Dairy Service Unit Banquet, Tree Fruit Workshop

Please join us for an evening of food and fellowship as we acknowledge the dairy industry of Wayne and Ashland Counties. The evening highlights include award presentations for dairy management, dairy production, scholarships, and Outstanding Dairy Youth. The banquet will conclude with a guest speaker and closing remarks.

The menu includes chicken and roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, and other sides. An ice cream sundae bar complete with homemade cookies and brownies will round off the meal.

The awards program this year will combine several award categories that were previously recognized separately for each Wayne and Ashland Counties. Many of the production award recipients will be announced via an on-screen presentation that will run in a loop during the initial social time. The dairy herd management award, as well as the Outstanding Dairy Youth and DSU scholarship award winners will be highlighted and formally recognized with live presentations at approximately 7:45 pm.

This year’s speakers will be Jason Hartschuh, OSU Extension – Field Specialist in Dairy Management and Precision Livestock and Scott Higgins, President, and CEO of American Dairy Association Mideast.

The cost for the evening is $10 per person. Children 5 and under are free. The Wayne-Ashland DSU covers remaining meal costs. Call in reservations to AlanMichael Ulrich (330-347-9565) or Susan Mykrantz (330-988-8114) as soon as possible.

Fruit Tree Workshop

Pruning fruit trees can be a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time. If you want to get some supervised hands-on experience with pruning fruit trees, and do so with someone else’s trees, well here is your chance! Join us on March 17th, 2023, from 10 A.M. – Noon for a free Fruit Tree Pruning and Management Workshop. This workshop will be hosted at OARDC Horticulture Unit 2, 5082 Oil City Road, Wooster, OH. This FREE workshop will cover apple, pear, cherry, and peach trees. Not only will pruning be taught in a classroom setting, but you will also get to do some hands-on learning and learn by doing some pruning! Other topics covered by this workshop include insect and disease identification and management, soil sampling basics for fruit trees, and fertility management. There is no cost to attend this workshop, but we do request that you pre-register to ensure that we have enough space and materials for participants. You can pre-register for the workshop by calling the OSU Extension – Wayne County Office at 330-264-8722.

Frank Becker is the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator with Ohio State University Extension – Wayne County, and a Certified Crop Adviser, and may be reached at 330-264-8722 or

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