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Senate Bill 75: What it means to Ohio's Agritourism Operators
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Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water
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    Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training Workshop Offered Aug. 29

    Aug 25, 2016

    BOTKINS, Ohio — Growers will have an opportunity to gain fertilizer applicator certification training at a workshop Aug. 29.

    Known as Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training (FACT), the training allows farmers and commercial fertilizer applicators to meet the educational requirements of Ohio’s agricultural fertilization law. Passed in 2014, the legislation requires individuals who apply fertilizer to more than 50 acres to become certified by Sept. 30, 2017.

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    25 and Counting: South Centers Marks Anniversary with Sept. 15 Open House

    Aug 19, 2016

    PIKETON, Ohio — For the last quarter-century, a small southern Ohio village has hosted a center with university scientists conducting world-class agricultural research, and area entrepreneurs have thrived thanks to guidance from the center’s expert marketing and development specialists.

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    Aug. 26 Field Night to Focus on Calf Heifer Management, Key to Livestock Production Success

    Aug 15, 2016

    JACKSON, Ohio — Livestock producers who want to improve the profit potential for their cow herd operations need to make successful heifer management a key component in their business plan, says a beef cattle expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

    Heifer management is one of the most important things that livestock producers need to be concerned with in developing a cow herd, said John Grimes, beef coordinator for Ohio State University Extension and a member of the OSU Extension Beef Team.