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  1. Planter Setup, Maintenance and Preparation for the 2018 Planting Season

    Mar. 27, 2018

    The planting season draws ever nearer and when the weather and soil conditions say it is time to go, planters need to be ready to go.  Today, John Fulton, Andrew Klopenstein, and Kaylee Port, OSU Extension Precision Agriculture, offer the following suggestions and steps to insure planters and growers are ready to roll.

  2. Manure Gases Pose Safety Risks

    Mar. 27, 2018

    Spring is traditionally a time when manure from liquid storage structures gets agitated, pumped, hauled and applied to fields.  Farmers, farm workers and custom operators all need to be aware of the safety threat posed by manure gases.  At the recent conservation tillage conference, I attended a session entitled “Safety Around Manure Storage Areas” by Kent McGuire from the OSU Extension Agricultural Safety and Health Program.   Manure pits and manure lagoons produce four main toxic gases during the anaerobic digestion process that occurs in storage.   Agitating and pumping manure from...

  3. Manure Gases Pose Safety Risks

    Mar. 27, 2018

    Spring is traditionally a time when manure from liquid storage structures gets agitated, pumped, hauled and applied to fields.  Farmers, farm workers and custom operators all need to be aware of the safety threat posed by manure gases.  At the recent conservation tillage conference, I attended a session entitled “Safety Around Manure Storage Areas” by Kent McGuire from the OSU Extension Agricultural Safety and Health Program.   Manure pits and manure lagoons produce four main toxic gases during the anaerobic digestion process that occurs in storage.   Agitating and pumping manure from...

  4. Dicamba Use and Considerations on PrePlant Soybeans

    Mar. 26, 2018

    Dicamba Use and Considerations on PrePlant Soybeans

  5. 4-H Grows True Leaders

    Mar. 26, 2018

    4-H offers youth opportunities to develop life skills such as leadership, responsibility, initiative, confidence, the ability to speak in public, run a meeting, balance a checkbook, and so much more through hands-on experiential learning.  4-H delivers experiential learning through more than 200 different projects that youth can choose from as well as through opportunities at numerous camps, livestock clinics, and other special events.

  6. Hobbies

    Mar. 26, 2018

    Spring is a time to make changes for the year.  If I were to ask, what your latest hobby is, what would you say?  For some there would be a quick answer and for others I’m guessing they would say, “I don’t have time for a hobby”.  A co-worker of mine, Lisa Barlage from Ross County wrote a blog post  (https://livehealthyosu.com/2018/03/12/health-benefits-of-hobbies/ )  that I’d like to share with you.   Not only do hobbies help with our physical and mental health, but they allow us to take time for ourselves...

  7. Upcoming Workshops

    Mar. 26, 2018

    Drift and Inversion Workshop

  8. Policy Changes in the Dairy Margin Protection Program

    Mar. 26, 2018

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that passed in early February contained policy changes that affect the dairy safety net provisions in the current farm bill programs.  Specifically, these changes affect the Margin Protection Program (MPP) and the Livestock Gross Margin –Dairy Program.  The team at the Dairy Markets and Policy web site has put out a briefing paper that outlines the changes to the dairy MPP and provides some examples of how those changes would affect various size dairy farms.  That paper is available at https://dairymarkets.org/ as a...

  9. Week of the Young Child Strengthening Families

    Mar. 26, 2018

    It’s the middle of March and you know what that brings?  It’s time for the Week of the Young Child at Fisher Auditorium, this Sunday March 18th from 12:30-3:30.  If you’ve been before, you know what to expect and if you haven’t joined us, please take time to see what fun you’ve been missing!!  This year our entertainment will be the Jungle Safari Puppet Show at 1:00 and again at 3:00.  There will be many hands on activities to occupy busy preschoolers in addition to the performances.  If you have any questions, contact Corey at Care 4 Kids (...

  10. Time Management

    Feb. 27, 2018

    It’s about this time of year that I get spring fever.  The few warm days have tempted me to look at cleaning out the flower beds, sorting out items inside and challenged me to begin a list of additional tasks that need to be addressed after a long winter.  Time management is a topic that will forever be discussed in different medias and while each of us have our own work styles, there might be some motivation that we can gain from reading how others accomplish tasks.

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