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  1. 2017 Buckeye Shepherd Symposium

    Nov. 13, 2017

    The 2017 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium offers something of value to all classes, categories, and experience level of sheep producers.  The theme of this year’s program is “Improving Profitability of the Sheep Operation through Nutrition, Reproduction, Economics and Marketing”. A pre-Symposium “Shepherd’s College” is offered on Friday afternoon, December 1 and the all-day Symposium program will be held on Saturday, December 2.

  2. Now Is The Time to State New 4-H Clubs

    Nov. 13, 2017

    In Wayne County, we have 45 organized 4-H community clubs across the county that serve more than 1,500 youth.

  3. Corn Stalks Offer A Low Cost Feed Option

    Oct. 31, 2017

    Corn harvest is underway in our area and the residue that remains on those harvested fields has value as a low-cost feedstuff for beef cattle, especially those in early to mid-gestation.  Based on the 2000 National Research Council’s (NRC) Nutrient Requirement of beef cattle, mature cattle in mid-gestation require a ration with about 7% crude protein (CP) and 50% energy as measured by total digestible nutrients (TDN).  While corn stalks, husks and cobs are a low CP, low energy feedstuff, the corn leaves and any corn grain remaining can more than meet the nutritional requirements of a mid-...

  4. Tips for Picky Eaters

    Oct. 31, 2017

    When is the last time you tried a new food?  How about a new recipe?  Sometimes we all struggle with eating or purchasing the same foods. This is especially true with young children as it is important to offer new foods to expand their food choices at an early age.  Sometimes that’s easier said than done. So, how do we go about offering new foods?  Here are some tips to try, but remember just because it doesn’t work the first time, don’t give up.  Sometimes foods need to be offered 15-20 times before children may decide they like them.

  5. Frost and Forage Concerns

    Oct. 31, 2017

    As we begin to experience frosts that always generates questions about certain forages and the risk for prussic acid poisoning.  That risk is for warm season forages in the sorghum family because those species contain compounds called cyanogenic glucosides that convert quickly to prussic acid (hydrogen cyanide) in freeze-damaged plant tissue.  Specifically, livestock should not be allowed to graze grain or forage sorghum, sorghum-sudangrass hybrids, or sudangrass varieties or Johnson grass after a frost event.  After a non-killing frost event, do not graze for two weeks and after a killing...

  6. Combine Cleaning to Prevent Spread of Weeds

    Oct. 24, 2017

    Weed management is an important component of crop yield.  Driving around the Wayne County area it is obvious some weeds are more difficult to control compared to others, and some fields have more weed challenges than other fields.  It’s a numbers game with weeds and given the seed production capacity of weeds, the odds over time favor weeds when there is a breakdown in control.  For example, one giant ragweed plant can produce up to 5000 plus seeds per plant.  A single marestail plant can produce 200,000 seeds.  A single large common pigweed plant can produce 100,000 or more seeds.

  7. Holiday Budgets

    Oct. 24, 2017

    What a beautiful fall we’ve been blessed with!  The colors are brilliant as they usher in the cooler temperatures.  As I look at the calendar, there are 4 weeks till Thanksgiving and 10 weeks till Christmas.  How’s your budget looking for those additional expenses?  I’ve had several classes this fall where we’ve been talking about getting a handle on our money flow, really taking a look at the money in and out of our accounts and how intentional we are with our spending.  The holidays tend to be a time when we give ourselves permission to spend in ways we might not otherwise do so.  Let’s...

  8. Credit Reports

    Oct. 17, 2017

    When is the last time you checked your credit report?  For some of us there is a credit score on our credit card statements and we go by that.  For others we can check on line and see what our score is on a frequent basis.  If you haven’t checked into it, now might be a good time with the data breach with Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus.  When we use credit in the form of a loan, use of credit cards, or mortgage loan our information may be sent to one of the three bureaus: Trans Union, Experian, or Equifax.  It is our responsibility to make sure that what shows up on our...

  9. Farmland Rental and Lease Considerations

    Oct. 17, 2017

    As landowners and land renters look ahead to the next cropping season I’ve had several questions regarding farmland rental rates and lease agreements. While the land rental rate drives land rental agreements, I encourage the landowner and the land renter to consider negotiating a comprehensive written farmland lease agreement that protects both parties and serves to clarify expectations and avoid potential misunderstandings that can lead to legal disputes and damaged relationships.

  10. September Impact Statement

    Oct. 13, 2017

    September Impact Statement