May. 10, 2020
The latest issue of the Cooperative Connection is now available! This newsletter contains county information relevant to the 4-H Youth Development and the Agriculture & Natural Resources programs, including registration details for events.
Aug. 24, 2020
Farm Science Review will come to you on your laptop or smartphone this year, and for free, you can watch livestreamed talks and recorded videos featuring the latest farm equipment and research to pique your curiosity.
Aug. 13, 2020
It's fair time! Due to activities and meetings during the week of the jr. fair, our physical office will be closed starting tomorrow (this includes office appointment hours). However, we will still be available by phone or email through the week - if we don't answer right away, we will call you back as soon as we can. If you are in need of soil test kits or fact sheets, let us know and we will get them mailed to you.
Jul. 30, 2020
***UPDATE - UNSOLICITED SEEDS: If you have received unsolicited packets of seeds with Chinese writing on the label, please don't open them, plant them or throw them out! Our office is now serving as a drop off location for ODA for these seeds. Stop by during office hours Mondays or Fridays 8AM to noon or Wednesday afternoons to submit samples - please call ahead. See the press release below for more information...
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is asking Ohioans to please send in unsolicited seeds.
Jul. 02, 2020
The Jefferson County office will be closed tomorrow, July 3rd, for the holiday. Have a great 4th of July!
Jun. 29, 2020
The temporary online trainings during the COVID-19 Pandemic allow applicators and fertilizer certificate holders to meet their continuing education requirements.
May. 29, 2020
Across the state of Ohio, landowners are receiving offers to lease their property for the development of oil and natural gas wells, pipelines or utility-scale solar projects. While the state is regionally divided between the two, with shale development primarily occurring on the eastern side of the state and solar development being concentrated in southwestern Ohio (with some exceptions), the questions about legal agreements, construction and oversight of both are similar.
May. 29, 2020
COVID-19 has hit the agricultural industry hard. Market prices for major commodities have fallen sharply since COVID-19 reached the United States back in early January. Milk and cattle prices have declined over 25 percent and corn and hog prices are down 19%. At one time during the pandemic, these prices had dropped over 40 percent. Early projections suggest total net farm income could be down 20% or more over in 2020.
May. 15, 2020
The OSU Extension Food Preservation Team is having live “Office Hours” events to be held bi-weekly through the end of July. As we expect home food preservation to be a big topic this year, we really want to get people started off right, even if we can’t meet them face-to-face.
Each of these Tuesday sessions will be from 4:00-5:00pm. Sessions will start with a short presentation and the remainder of time will be for open Q&A. The presentations will be recorded and posted for those who could not attend live.
Apr. 14, 2020
Beginning Wednesday, April 15, the OSU C. Wayne Ellett Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic, located in Reynoldsburg, will reopen on a part-time basis. The Clinic will be accepting plant samples for disease diagnosis via package deliver only (USPS, UPS, etc.). No face-to-face drop off of samples can be accepted at this time.
The mailing address is: C. Wayne Ellett Plant & Pest Diagnostic clinic, 8995 E. Main Street, Building 23, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-3399.