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  1. Field Management Post Harvest… What Now?

    Nov. 10, 2020

    As crops are being harvested and fields are being prepped for the winter, there are several field management decisions that need to be considered. It is important to note that there is no single correct management plan. Different approaches to field management will fit some farms better than others - it all depends on the goals you have set for your farm based on your management strategies.

  2. Become a 4-H Volunteer Today!

    Nov. 03, 2020

    More than 1,500 youth in Wayne County participate in 4-H clubs, projects, camps, and other activities throughout the year.  Approximately 400 caring adults volunteer their time and talents to help our youth grow into contributing citizens. 

    There are many different ways to get involved as a 4-H volunteer. 4-H volunteers can choose how involved and active they want to be from a variety of roles and functions.  Here are just a few examples:

  3. Winter Ag Programs

    Nov. 03, 2020

    Everyone’s world has been turned upside down this year. Most of our typical events have been cancelled or moved online. With that being said, I am happy to announce that Wayne County Extension is hosting two in-person programs on December 11th at OARDC’s Event Center (Fisher & Shisler).

  4. Warm Meals for Chilly Days

    Oct. 27, 2020

    The days are becoming noticeably colder and shorter, and with autumn in full swing, what’s better than a delicious, warm meal on a chilly day? While it may take a little planning ahead, slow cookers are a convenient option that make warm meals easy. Haven’t used a slow cooker in a while? Refresh your knowledge with these points from the United States Department of Agriculture:

  5. Integrated Pest Management Considerations for Stored Grain Crops

    Oct. 27, 2020

    Integrated pest management of a crop should not stop after it has left the field. The last thing that you want to have happen is for a crop that you worked hard all summer to get to harvest to be lost due to poor management while it is being stored in the bin. It is important to realize that storage of grains will not improve the quality of the grain. The quality of the grain will be at its best immediately after harvest. The goal of bin storage is to protect and maintain that quality.

  6. Storage of Fall Fruit and Vegetable Crops After Harvest

    Oct. 20, 2020

    As the growing season comes to a close and crops are harvested this fall, many growers may look at storing some crops to sell throughout the winter and early spring. Some commonly stored vegetables include potatoes, onions, and garlic. Most of the stored fruit crops, in terms of long-term storage, is focused on apples and pears. Proper care and storage of these products can provide additional income throughout the winter months when other crops are unable to be locally grown and sold.

  7. “Take a Break!” Email Wellness Challenge

    Oct. 20, 2020

    Have you felt overwhelmed, unorganized, disconnected, or out of sorts lately? Would you just like to slow down or pause every now and then? Do you need a break? Us too! We have been spending so much time with technology, worrying about online school, or staying healthy that it has been hard to make time for play, wellness, and celebrations.

  8. Preparing for Fall

    Oct. 13, 2020

    Fall is really a beautiful time of year, the warm glowing colors, the crisp mornings and in our case, baby calves to watch run and jump in the fields.  It’s been a long time for me since science class so I found the following information a great reminder when it showed up in my email this week.

  9. Farmland Rental Prices

    Oct. 13, 2020

    Renting Farmland

    A common question in the ag community right now is, “What’s a fair land rental price?” If you guessed that the answer is not going to simply be a number, you are correct, and that would have made for a very short article.

  10. Food Preservation Office Hours

    Oct. 08, 2020

    Food Preservation office hours will be on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM.  Go to go.osu.edu/fall2020foodpreservationseries to register!

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