Fact Sheets & Experts
To search through Ohio State University's Fact Sheet database, click here.
Looking for an Ohio State University expert? Check out the directory or check in with your local Extension office!
Websites for the Farm Manager
Agricultural Law & Taxation - The Agricultural Law & Taxation website is a project of OSU Extension's Agricultural & Resource Law Program. The program conducts research and provides resources on legal issues that affect Ohio agriculture. The website also houses information on OSU's Tax Schools and Agriculture & Natural Resources Tax Issues Workshop, designed to educate tax professionals and farmers on current issues in preparing income tax returns.
Agronomic Crops Network - The Agronomic Crops Team is a multi-disciplinary group of Extension Agents, State Specialists and Researchers from Ohio State University Extension, The Ohio State University and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Here you can find information on soil science, agronomy, plant pathology, entomology, agricultural engineering, and weed science.
Beef Team - This site serves as a portal to the most relevant beef cattle information available to Ohio cattlemen. We are committed to providing information and educational materials that will aid in making the management decisions that will maintain an efficient and profitable beef enterprise.
Farm Management - The program provides resources, including budgeting tools, decision tools, and data and statistics, for those working in agriculture across the State of Ohio and beyond.
Poultry Team - Extension poultry information.
Sheep Team - The OSU Sheep Team aims provides education to improve the profitability, viability, and sustainability of Ohio Sheep Producers through an educational process based on scientific information and identified need.
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center - The mission of The Ohio Agricultural Research And Development Center is to enhance the well-being of the people of Ohio, the nation and world through research on foods, agriculture, family and the environment.
Pesticide License Information
(Certification Deadline: September 2017)
Fertilizer certification is required if you apply fertilizer (other than manure) to more than 50 acres used for agricultural production grown primarily for sale. If you have the co-op or other custom applicator make your fertilizer applications, you do not need the certification.
Online Horticultural Resources
VegNet - The VegNet website and newsletter are the premier outlet for pest management and production information on vegetables in Ohio, and is supported by knowledgeable and experienced specialist's and Extension educators in the areas of entomology, horticulture, weed science, and plant pathology.
For more up to date information (fact sheets, presentations, etc) from The Ohio State University on oil and gas development check out the Shale Library: shalegas.osu.edu.
To reach the Center for Energy Research, Training, and Innovation's webpage, click here.
- Natural Gas Drilling: Questions Residents and Local Leaders Should Be Asking
- Shale Taxation
- Leasing Farmland for Oil and Gas Production
For the Homeowner
Ohio Department of Health's List of Certified Soil Scientists - List of SSSA Soils Professionals ertified to work in Ohio and contacts for soil evaluation for septic systems.
Water Quality Report Interpretation Tool - The Ohio State University in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio EPA have developed an online assessment tool that offers instant water quality interpretation for Ohio residents.