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  1. Ohio Saves: Save Money, Reduce Debt, Build Wealth

    Feb. 09, 2015

    One of the top three goals for the year for many of us is to save more money in 2015.  That means that we choose to spend less and choose to save more with our everyday decisions.   Here’s a program that might help all of us become better savers.  It’s called America Saves, and Ohio is on board as a partner.

    What is Ohio Saves?

    Ohio Saves is a part of the national America Saves campaign – an initiative to help all people focus on saving money, reducing debt, and building wealth over time.  It is completely free.

    Who is it for?

  2. Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification 2015

    Jan. 26, 2015

    Private pesticide applicators with a license to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides are required to attend 3 hours of recertification training every 3 years to maintain their license.  Private applicator license categories are: Core (basic pesticide handling, application, safety, rules and regulations), 1: Grain and Cereal Field Crops, 2: Forage Crops and Livestock, 3: Fruit and Vegetable Crops, 4: Nursery and Forest Crops, 5: Greenhouse Crops, 6: Fumigation.     OSU Extension Wayne and Holmes Counties will again be collaborating to provide private applicator pesticide...

  3. Northeast Ohio Dairy Conference

    Jan. 26, 2015

    The annual Northeast Ohio Regional Dairy Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25 at the Buckeye Event Center in Dalton.  The dairy conference is planned and organized by the Killbuck Valley Veterinary Medical Association (KVVMA).  Conference registration begins at 9:00 am and the conference opening remarks are at 9:55.  The day includes general sessions and time to visit with exhibitors.  The day concludes at 3:30 pm.

  4. Cleaning Resolutions – Simple Solutions To Lighten The Load All Year Long

    Jan. 16, 2015

    When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, “getting organized” is right up there with “losing weight” and “getting more exercise.” It’s one of those resolutions that comes back to haunt us, year after year. The Soap and Detergent Association offers some easy-to-implement ideas for getting and staying organized around the home.

    Clutter makes an otherwise spotless home look less than clean. If cleaning house isn’t your strong point, clutter only makes it more difficult to get the job done. Here are some tips to control clutter and help lighten your cleaning load:

  5. Sheep And Goat Webinar Series

    Jan. 16, 2015

    The 2015 Ohio Sheep and Goat School will be offered as a webinar series throughout the state.   The webinar series is sponsored by OSU Extension and the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA).  Wayne County will once again be a host site for the school with additional sponsorship from the Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association (OHSIA).

  6. Resource For Direct Marketing Of Beef

    Jan. 16, 2015

    One strategy for small scale beef producers to increase income per head is to sell beef directly to the consumer.  This marketing strategy is often termed freezer beef.  Perhaps the easiest way to sell freezer beef is to use a processing facility that is fully inspected in order to sell the meat to the consumer.  In this case the buyer of the beef has to go directly to that processor to pick up their meat.  No license is required to sell meat directly with this method.  However, if you want to take the meat from the processor to another site (including your farm, home, farm market,...

  7. New Year’s Resolutions???

    Jan. 12, 2015

    Setting New Year’s resolutions seems to be a challenge that many have chosen to ignore, but they really are a great way to help us reach our goals in life.  Why not talk about changes you would like to do with your family tonight at dinner?  or tomorrow at work?  

  8. Holiday Spending: Curb Your Urge To Splurge

    Dec. 16, 2014

    Being responsible for your own happiness through the season happens when it’s the things we do that can’t be purchased that contribute to the spirit of the season.  

  9. Forage and Feed Sampling

    Dec. 16, 2014

    Winter weather results in higher energy requirements for livestock.  In the case of ruminant livestock a major portion of the diet is typically composed of forages.  Forage nutrient content is affected by a number of factors, the major one being maturity at harvest, but also species composition, moisture content at harvest, and handling of the forage during the harvest and storage period.  While most of our grain crops such as corn, soybeans, wheat, oats and barley have a fairly consistent quality and a narrow range of quality variance, forages can vary widely in nutritional quality.  So...

  10. 2015 4-H Achievement Record Applications

    Nov. 25, 2014

    Dear 4-H Teen Leader: