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We invite you to learn more about what we are doing for Ohioans
Ag Lender's Seminars Set
Three Ag Lender's seminars will be held in Oct.
Senate Bill 75: What it means to Ohio's Agritourism Operators
View this recorded webinar to find out if Senate Bill 75 affects you.
OSU Extension announces income tax school schedule
Dates are set for the 2016 OSU Extension Income Tax Schools and Agriculture and Natural Resources Issues Webinar. Details are at http://go.osu.edu/taxschools.
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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Agriculture and Natural Resources


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    USDA Announces Streamlined Guaranteed Loans and Additional Lender Category for Small-Scale Operators

    Oct 21, 2016

    Options Help More Beginning, Small and Urban Producers Gain Access to Credit

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of a streamlined version of USDA guaranteed loans, which are tailored for smaller scale farms and urban producers. The program, called EZ Guarantee Loans, uses a simplified application process to help beginning, small, underserved and family farmers and ranchers apply for loans of up to $100,000 from USDA-approved lenders to purchase farmland or finance agricultural operations. 

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    New Worker Protection Compliance Manual Now Available for Growers

    Oct 17, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Owners of farms, forests, nurseries and greenhouses that use pesticides in agricultural plant production now have access to a new manual that outlines the new regulations and safeguards under the revised 2015 Worker Protection Standard.

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    Hall Receives Excellence in Ag Law Award

    Oct 12, 2016

    The American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) has honored Peggy Kirk Hall with its Excellence in Agricultural Law Award for Academia during the annual symposium in Oklahoma City on October 6 through 8.  The award recognizes AALA members for outstanding contributions to the legal profession and the agricultural community.