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Welcome to OSU Extension's Ag & Natural Resources Website
We invite you to learn more about what we are doing for Ohioans
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Southwest Ohio BYGLive! Diagnostic Walk-Abouts
Join us for one of our six walk-abouts designed for our Green Industry Professionals
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Hops First Friday Tour
Interested in learning more about hops production?
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Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water
The Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water initiative is an Ohio State University Extension Signature Program designed to improve water quality by helping growers efficiently use nitrogen and phosphorus to keep more of it on the field resulting in increased crop yields and farm profits and cleaner water.
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Well Water Interpretation Tool
Wondering if your well water is safe? To help you find out, we've teamed up with the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio EPA to bring you an online tool to help interpret findings from your water quality test.
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Agriculture and Natural Resources


  1. Photo of a woman kneeling by tomato plants grown inside a greenhouse. Photo by Ken Chamberlain, C F A E S Marketing and Communications

    Get 'Ideas You Can Put to Use' on Sustainable Ag Team Tours

    Jun 24, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Organizers say it’s about innovation.

    Starting in August, the Sustainable Agriculture Team at The Ohio State University will present 10 tours of Ohio farms to spotlight new crops and methods.

    “It’s an opportunity for participants to kick the tires on other farm operations and see how other folks are addressing sustainability issues,” said Mike Hogan, who’s a co-organizer of the series and a member of the team.

  2. Photo of a field of Corn at sunset. Photo by Zoonar.

    How to Help Soils, Crops and Water, and Also Deal with Climate: July 28 Field Night

    Jun 23, 2016

    PIKETON, Ohio — The July 28 Soil, Water and Bioenergy Field Night at the Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon will feature new and innovative ways to grow soybeans, corn and wheat in a changing climate.

    Growing cover crops, practicing long-term no-till and spreading gypsum on the soil — all of which offer the triple benefit of better soil health, crop yields and water quality — also are on the agenda.

  3. Photo of a bee on a cluster of yellow flowers. Photo by Thinkstock

    Field Crops and Bees: Research Shows Surprising Relationships, Need for Better Management

    Jun 22, 2016

    WOOSTER, Ohio — Honeybees are negatively impacted by the insecticide-coated seeds of some field crops, yet they also seem to benefit from the presence of other field crops in the vicinity of their hives, according to research conducted by entomologists with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.