1. Planting and Soil Temperature

    Apr. 13, 2021

    Soil Temperatures Key to Corn Planting

  2. 4-H’ers Getting Ready for Fair Starts Now

    Apr. 06, 2021

    In barns and homes all across the United States, young people that are members of 4-H and FFA are starting to work on their Junior Fair projects.  During our Wayne County Fair in September, we see the culmination of months of hard work and preparation as our youth exhibit their animals and educational projects.  No doubt fair days can be long and busy for our youth, but the real hard work begins now, as we just passed our April 1st 4-H enrollment deadline in which youth designated which projects and clubs they would enroll in for this year.

  3. Spring Pond Management

    Apr. 06, 2021

    Holmes County OSU Extension Educator, Dr. Gary Graham, recently put together this very informative and timely article on considerations for pond management as we make our way out of winter and into the warmer spring days.

  4. Poison Hemlock and Alfalfa Stands

    Mar. 30, 2021

    Control Poison Hemlock Now

    Every spring I notice pasture and hayfields that have been invaded by poison hemlock.  All parts of this plant are poisonous, and those toxic properties are not reduced when the plant gets incorporated into a hay bale or silage. Mark Loux, OSU Extension weed specialist, provides the following information and recommendations regarding control of poison hemlock.

  5. Early Literacy Skills

    Mar. 30, 2021

    We hear about the importance of education, which starts with early literacy skills like reading and writing. Literacy can also refer to understanding and using a variety of skills, like how to manage money, which is sometimes referred to as financial literacy. Building different kinds of literacy skills in kids might be easier said than done but there are plenty of ways to get started. While we may not begin to recognize the impact of financial literacy until later in life, there’s value in teaching these skills at an early age.

  6. Early Grazing

    Mar. 23, 2021

    Hay prices at the auction are hovering around $200/T for large bales and averaging considerably higher at about $300/T for small square bales. There is of course a range surrounding those prices based on cutting and other quality and appearance factors.

  7. A Good Night's Sleep

    Mar. 23, 2021

    With the time change, I’m really enjoying the extra daylight but I must admit, the sleep schedule was a little more challenging this year.  We know that studies show that when we get healthy sleep, it’s easier to eat well, move more, and be in a good place mentally.  One study found that the pandemic had caused further sleep concerns with both adults and children.  When we have challenges with our sleep, it can contribute to anxiety and depression, as well as additional medical concerns like cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and impaired immunity if sleep challenges continue over...

  8. IPM Scout Position

    Mar. 22, 2021

    Do you enjoy being outdoors? Do you have experience with forages, agronomic crops, or fruit and vegetable crops? Are you able to recognize common weeds, diseases, and insect pests? If so, we want you to be one of our IPM scouts!

  9. Winter Wheat Stand Assessment and Fertilization

    Mar. 16, 2021

    Evaluate winter wheat stands after green up for yield potential based on a stand count and assessment of weed pressure.  Laura Lindsay, OSU Extension small grain and soybean production specialist, recommends doing the stand count evaluation after wheat fields are completely green from 10-14 days of warmer temperature.  Typically, winter wheat is said to break dormancy once soil temperature has warmed to 39 F or higher.  Stand evaluations tend to be more accurate when they are made during weather conditions that are promoting wheat growth.

  10. Raising Kids, Eating Right, Spending Smart, Living Well

    Mar. 16, 2021

    Living Well is the national marketing campaign for Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS), and it’s what FCS Extension Educators all across the nation teach on a daily basis.  We share information, education and options that help address challenging issues in life.