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  1. Living A Marginal Life

    Aug. 29, 2017

    Within Extension we have a wonderful network of peers who write and share material.  Shannon Carter from Fairfield County has served with me on several teams and this morning asked me to review a blog article for her. (The blog is Live Smart Ohio if you’d like to check it out, http://livesmartohio.osu.edu/).

  2. Get to Know the 2017 Wayne County Junior Fair Royal Court

    Aug. 22, 2017

    2017 Wayne County Fair Royal Court Selected

  3. Canning

    Aug. 21, 2017

    It’s the end of summer and the end of the canning season.  I’ve had many phone calls and conversations as I’ve been testing pressure canners this week, below is a quick list of the most common questions I’ve received:

    *How tightly should the ring bands be put on when closing jars with two-piece lids?

         Fingertip tight or if you want to be more precise, one inch past the point of first resistance.  Putting the ring on too tightly may cause the lids to buckle.

    *Can food be reprocessed if it was incorrectly processed or if the lids failed to seal?

  4. Manage for High Quality Corn Silage

    Aug. 21, 2017

    Corn silage harvest will have an extended season this year, reflecting the range of corn planting dates.  Some of the late April planted corn will soon be ready for chopping.  Producing a consistent, high quality corn silage requires planning and management.  The goal is to provide an environment conducive to a quick and favorable anaerobic (without air) fermentation process.  Characteristics of high quality silage include a pH below 4.5 and a lactic acid content of 65% or greater of the total volatile fatty acids.  To accomplish this requires chopping at the correct moisture content,...

  5. Sheep Shearing School

    Aug. 17, 2017

    A statewide sheep shearing school will be held September 15-16 at the Dave Cable farm located at 10491 Canal Rd., Hebron OH.  The school will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day and will provide participants with hands-on shearing experience.  There is a limit of 15 participants and the cost is $50/participant, which includes lunch each day.  Pre-registration is required by September 1.  A flyer and registration form is available on the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association web site at: http://www.ohiosheep.org/osia-programs.html. ...

  6. Cover Crop Considerations

    Aug. 15, 2017

    OSU Extension specialists Mark Sulc, Harold Watters, and Alexander Lindsay provide the following information and recommendations for producers considering a fall cover crop:

  7. Budgeting for Back to School

    Aug. 15, 2017

    The days of summer are drawing to a close and many families are beginning to prepare for children heading back to school.   As I listen to conversations in the store, about school supply lists might I offer that this is a really good time to have a teachable moment concerning money and how we use it.  Here are some tips you might use before heading to the store to help children understand wants, needs and the choices we make.

  8. Budgeting for Back to School

    Aug. 15, 2017

    The days of summer are drawing to a close and many families are beginning to prepare for children heading back to school.   As I listen to conversations in the store, about school supply lists might I offer that this is a really good time to have a teachable moment concerning money and how we use it.  Here are some tips you might use before heading to the store to help children understand wants, needs and the choices we make.

  9. Pipeline Easement Soil Restoration Meeting

    Aug. 15, 2017

    For anyone involved in agriculture, soil productivity and health is directly related to crop yield and ultimately, economic viability and sustainability.  As oil and gas pipeline construction takes place across Wayne County farmland, many landowners have questions about the impact of that construction on the productivity of the pipeline easement land.

  10. Wayne County Extension Has Impact With Their Programs

    Aug. 14, 2017

    Wayne County Extension has many different programs they offer to the community. Here is just some of the impact they made in July!

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