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  1. Resource For Direct Marketing Of Beef

    Jan. 16, 2015

    One strategy for small scale beef producers to increase income per head is to sell beef directly to the consumer.  This marketing strategy is often termed freezer beef.  Perhaps the easiest way to sell freezer beef is to use a processing facility that is fully inspected in order to sell the meat to the consumer.  In this case the buyer of the beef has to go directly to that processor to pick up their meat.  No license is required to sell meat directly with this method.  However, if you want to take the meat from the processor to another site (including your farm, home, farm market,...

  2. New Year’s Resolutions???

    Jan. 12, 2015

    Setting New Year’s resolutions seems to be a challenge that many have chosen to ignore, but they really are a great way to help us reach our goals in life.  Why not talk about changes you would like to do with your family tonight at dinner?  or tomorrow at work?  

  3. Holiday Spending: Curb Your Urge To Splurge

    Dec. 16, 2014

    Being responsible for your own happiness through the season happens when it’s the things we do that can’t be purchased that contribute to the spirit of the season.  

  4. Forage and Feed Sampling

    Dec. 16, 2014

    Winter weather results in higher energy requirements for livestock.  In the case of ruminant livestock a major portion of the diet is typically composed of forages.  Forage nutrient content is affected by a number of factors, the major one being maturity at harvest, but also species composition, moisture content at harvest, and handling of the forage during the harvest and storage period.  While most of our grain crops such as corn, soybeans, wheat, oats and barley have a fairly consistent quality and a narrow range of quality variance, forages can vary widely in nutritional quality.  So...

  5. 2015 4-H Achievement Record Applications

    Nov. 25, 2014

    Dear 4-H Teen Leader:

  6. Conversations on the Future of Extension

    Sep. 22, 2014

    Celebrating the significant accomplishments and deep impact that OSU Extension has had on communities and in the lives of Ohioans provides a great springboard for the future. A significant component of Ohio’s celebration in 2014 will be a year-long process focused on our future. The primary work this year will center on futuring – asking questions about and envisioning the long-term future of OSU Extension as well as the role the organization should play in shaping and positively impacting Ohio and Ohio residents.

  7. Farm Science Review to be held September 16-18

    Sep. 14, 2014

    The Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio is home to the Farm Science Review (FSR), which attracts more than 140,000 visitors from all over the United States and Canada, who come for three days to peruse 4,000 product lines from 600 commercial exhibitors and learn the latest in agricultural production. The educational programs feature Ohio State and Purdue specialists and are second to none in the agricultural exhibition world.

  8. OSUE Annual Conference - December 9-11

    Aug. 28, 2014

    Save the date for the 2014 OSU Extension Annual Conference.

    This three-day conference provides an opportunity for all Extension professionals to:

    Share and broaden their knowledge of the scholarship of Extension work and university research. Build relationships between Extension professionals and university colleagues to foster expanded applied research opportunities. Foster dialogue and innovative thinking among OSU Extension and academic unit-based colleagues.

    This year’s conference will feature:

  9. Smith-Lever Act Centennial Celebration

    Mar. 06, 2014

    The 100-year anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially created the national Cooperative Extension System, will be celebrated in 2014. Activities this year will highlight our past and focus on the current application of Cooperative Extension’s mission and vision as we move into our next century.