1. Stages Of Grief

    Feb. 23, 2015

    January 1, 2015 I experienced the most difficult task I’ve ever done in life.  I went to say good-bye to my only sister who had been battling with a disease called myasthenia gravis for more than 15 years I’m not sure where I’m at in the stages of grief, but I’ve become more aware of those around me who also are dealing with loss and grief.  Helen Kubler- Ross outlines the stages of grief that we all go though in our own ways at our own pace.  As you read through, it might help to understand how those around you may process the loss of a loved one, a divorce, the loss of a job or other...

  2. Are Your Financial Goals ‘Smart’?

    Feb. 09, 2015

    One of my favorite sayings is “If you don’t control your money, your money will control you.”  If we continue to use the same methods but it’s not helping us reach our goals, then it’s time to re-visit the plan and see what we can change to become more in control.  One of the first things we talk about in class is to set our goals for the year.  Here are some tips to help you make your goals successful, make them SMART.

  3. Integrated Pest Management Scouting Program Enrollment

    Feb. 09, 2015

    The Wayne County Extension office will again be offering an integrated pest management (IPM) scouting program during the 2015 growing season from the end of April through August.  The scouting program is offered for the agronomic crops of alfalfa, corn and soybeans, and for commercial horticulture production including both fruit and vegetable crops.  For fruit crops scouting is offered in tree fruit (apples, peaches, plums and nectarines) and small fruit (grapes, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries).  Vegetable production scouting includes...

  4. OH Dairy Farm Business Analysis Summary

    Feb. 09, 2015

    The Ohio dairy enterprise/farm business analysis summary 2013 report has just recently been released.   This is a project led by Dianne Shoemaker, OSU Extension Dairy Production Economics Field Specialist.   The report contains summary information from 35 dairy farms that participated in the 2013 Ohio Farm Business Analysis and Benchmarking Program.

  5. The Esophageal Feeder

    Feb. 09, 2015

    Back in December the OSU Extension Beef Cattle Letter carried a very good article about using a calf esophageal feeder by Dr. Michelle Arnold, Ruminant Extension Veterinarian at the University of Kentucky.  Although the entire article is too long for this column, here is the “guts” of that article, excerpted:

  6. Ohio Saves: Save Money, Reduce Debt, Build Wealth

    Feb. 09, 2015

    One of the top three goals for the year for many of us is to save more money in 2015.  That means that we choose to spend less and choose to save more with our everyday decisions.   Here’s a program that might help all of us become better savers.  It’s called America Saves, and Ohio is on board as a partner.

    What is Ohio Saves?

    Ohio Saves is a part of the national America Saves campaign – an initiative to help all people focus on saving money, reducing debt, and building wealth over time.  It is completely free.

    Who is it for?

  7. Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification 2015

    Jan. 26, 2015

    Private pesticide applicators with a license to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides are required to attend 3 hours of recertification training every 3 years to maintain their license.  Private applicator license categories are: Core (basic pesticide handling, application, safety, rules and regulations), 1: Grain and Cereal Field Crops, 2: Forage Crops and Livestock, 3: Fruit and Vegetable Crops, 4: Nursery and Forest Crops, 5: Greenhouse Crops, 6: Fumigation.     OSU Extension Wayne and Holmes Counties will again be collaborating to provide private applicator pesticide...

  8. Northeast Ohio Dairy Conference

    Jan. 26, 2015

    The annual Northeast Ohio Regional Dairy Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25 at the Buckeye Event Center in Dalton.  The dairy conference is planned and organized by the Killbuck Valley Veterinary Medical Association (KVVMA).  Conference registration begins at 9:00 am and the conference opening remarks are at 9:55.  The day includes general sessions and time to visit with exhibitors.  The day concludes at 3:30 pm.

  9. Cleaning Resolutions – Simple Solutions To Lighten The Load All Year Long

    Jan. 16, 2015

    When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, “getting organized” is right up there with “losing weight” and “getting more exercise.” It’s one of those resolutions that comes back to haunt us, year after year. The Soap and Detergent Association offers some easy-to-implement ideas for getting and staying organized around the home.

    Clutter makes an otherwise spotless home look less than clean. If cleaning house isn’t your strong point, clutter only makes it more difficult to get the job done. Here are some tips to control clutter and help lighten your cleaning load:

  10. Sheep And Goat Webinar Series

    Jan. 16, 2015

    The 2015 Ohio Sheep and Goat School will be offered as a webinar series throughout the state.   The webinar series is sponsored by OSU Extension and the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA).  Wayne County will once again be a host site for the school with additional sponsorship from the Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association (OHSIA).