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  1. Combine Fire Precautions

    Sept. 23, 2017

    I have seen several photos and even some video clips of harvest 2017 combine fires come across my twitter feed.  Crop residue accumulation near a direct heat source such as the engine or exhaust system, or on and around bearings, belts and chains where heat can be generated, accounts for the majority of combine fires.  I recently read an article from a Michigan State University Extension web page that included advice to prevent and prepare for potential combine fires, as well as an article from Dick Nicolai, a South Dakota Extension specialist.  Some of their safety recommendations include...

  2. Corn Stalk Nitrate Test

    Sept. 21, 2017

    One of the important questions that corn growers need to answer is; how much nitrogen should be applied to achieve a good corn yield?  In our fertilizer applicator certification programs, participants learn that this is a tough question to answer.  In addition to nitrogen supplied from commercial fertilizer sources nitrogen is provided through manure applications, mineralization from organic matter sources, and the atmosphere.  Nitrogen can also be lost through leaching and denitrification.  The addition of nitrogen from mineralization and the losses of nitrogen by leaching and...

  3. 4-H Buyer Thank You List

    Sept. 21, 2017

  4. Master Money Mentor Volunteers

    Sept. 15, 2017

    I would like to get the word out that we are looking for individuals to train with our Master Money Mentor program.  If you enjoy working with money and keeping records and would like to share your skills with others, I’d love to talk with you.  There is a background check and training involved to set you up for success.  We are looking at Sept 26, Oct 3 and 10 from 1:30-4:30 as training dates here in our office.  If you have questions or would like more information, please give me a call at 330-264-8722.


  5. Seeding and Mulching Recommendations for Pipeline Easements

    Sept. 12, 2017

    There continue to be questions regarding seeding and mulching of pipeline easements.  The pipeline soil restoration meeting held on August 31 addressed some of these questions so I will recap some of the comments and recommendations provided at that meeting.

  6. The Fair Buzz

    Sept. 11, 2017

    It’s that time of year again when the fairgrounds are buzzing with activity.  As a person who has grown up in the 4-H system, I look forward to the fair each year as a time to not only reconnect with friends but a time to see all the great projects that Wayne County youth have worked hard on all year.  When you are walking the fairgrounds this year try and remember that all the projects in the 4-H booth building represent young people expanding on their skills and talents.  Photography, nutrition, wood working, clothing construction, and many additional topics are studied and displayed for...

  7. Fair Grange Rotunda Demonstration Schedule

    Sept. 11, 2017

    Are you going to the Wayne County Fair in September? Check out these great FREE demonstrations and programs happening in the Grange Rotunda Monday thru Thursday.

    Click here for a more detailed listing

  8. 4-H Supports Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

    Sept. 11, 2017

    As we prepare for our 168th annual Wayne County Fair and learn of the devastation and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in the Gulf Coast region of Texas, we are reminded of how much we have to be thankful for here in Wayne County.  As such many people have been asking about how to support the people of Texas that have been impacted by the storm.

  9. Dairy Feed Bunk Management

    Sept. 09, 2017

              The current state of the dairy economy has dairy farm managers looking for ways to improve cow productivity and reduce expenses.  One management area that may offer some of these returns is the feed bunk.  It is important to work with the herd nutritionist to provide a ration that will allow the dairy cow to produce a high level of milk, but beyond the nutrient composition of the ration, the manager must understand and work with cow feeding behavior to promote maximum dry matter (DMI) intake.  The following comments are based upon an eXtension article entitled “The Feeding...

  10. Last Alfalfa Cutting and Risk Management

    Aug. 29, 2017

    It’s the end of August and some alfalfa growers will need to make a decision if they should take another cutting of alfalfa, and if so, when.