Agriculture and Natural Resources
Nov 24 2015 - 3:56pm
GREENVILLE, Ohio – Producers new to farming or those who operate small farms and ranches can learn how to create a business plan and develop a balance sheet from farm management experts with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
The 2016 Farm Management School, a five-session workshop series, will focus on the financial education that goes along with operating a successful farming operation, said Sam Custer, an Ohio State University Extension educator who is organizing the the program.
Nov 24 2015 - 3:54pm
WOOSTER, Ohio — It might be more costly thanks to an extensive avian flu outbreak earlier this year, but there should be no shortage of turkey for Thanksgiving this year.
Still, other segments of the poultry industry are taking longer to rebound, said a poultry specialist with The Ohio State University.
Nov 17 2015 - 3:49pm
OTTAWA, Ohio – A publication that teaches growers the advantages of using cover crops to improve soil health and crop yields has won several awards and is now in its third printing.
The Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide, ID-433, helps growers learn how to improve the region’s water quality while improving soil health, increasing yields, lowering input costs and earning higher farm income, said Jim Hoorman, an Ohio State University Extension educator and an assistant professor studying cover crops, soil health and water quality issues.