1. Rain Drops

    Raindrops Kept Falling on Our Heads

    Dec 20, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The soggy truth? Ohio had a really wet year.

    After an exceptionally rainy fall in Ohio, the state is on track to have its third wettest year ever, said Aaron Wilson, climate specialist with Ohio State University Extension and the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

  2. Farm Bill Could Help Farmers Weather Low Milk, Other Commodity Prices

    Dec 17, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dairy farmers have a stronger safety net against low milk prices and high feed costs under the new federal farm bill, and more federal dollars will be spent to spur international trade of American agricultural products.

    Both changes could help farmers at a time when revenues from selling milk, corn and soybeans have dipped and markets have shrunk.  

  3. Peggy Hall with her award plaque

    Hall Receives Distinguished Service Award

    Nov 27, 2018

    Peggy Kirk Hall, an associate professor in the College of Food, Agriculture & Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Agricultural Law Association on Oct. 26 during the association’s annual conference in Portland, Oregon.

  4. tax forms

    Agricultural Tax Issues Webinar

    Nov 19, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Looking for information on how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect your farm or rural property? Ohio State University Extension is hosting an upcoming webinar focused the new regulations affecting income tax returns.

  5. inversion over a soybean field

    Inversion & Drift Mitigation Workshop

    Nov 19, 2018

    Inversion and Drift Mitigation Workshop on Dec. 14

    Recognizing weather conditions that could cause inversions is important when using certain herbicides in corn and soybeans. On Dec. 14, join a discussion about recognizing inversions as well as ways to improve communication between farmers growing sensitive crops and pesticide applicators.

  6. The Search for What’s Killing Beech Trees

    Nov 14, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — American beech trees are dying in northeast Ohio and beyond. An Ohio State University study aims to figure out why. The study is looking into the cause of beech leaf disease, which was first found in Lake County in 2012 and has since spread to nine other counties in Ohio, eight in Pennsylvania, one in New York and five in Ontario.
  7. A new study in northwest Ohio’s Maumee River watershed will look closely at farm fields with elevated phosphorus. The aim: improve Lake Erie’s water quality while maintaining yields of crops. (Photo: Getty Images.)

    New Study Will Track Ways to Cut Runoff from Elevated Phosphorus Fields

    Nov 8, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some farm fields in northwest Ohio’s Maumee River watershed have more phosphorus than their crops can use. Called “elevated phosphorus fields,” such fields may be at higher risk of contributing to Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms.
  8. The price of fertilizer, energy, seed and other expenses are expected to go up in 2019 though income for Ohio farmers likely will not increase by much, if at all, a CFAES agricultural economist has projected. (Photo: Getty Images)

    Farmers’ Costs to Go Up

    Nov 8, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The cost of producing a grain crop is expected to rise next year, but farm income is unlikely to increase, an agricultural economist with The Ohio State University has projected. On average, profits for Ohio farmers next year will be “low to negative,” said Barry Ward, an assistant professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
  9. Sheep Flock

    Sheep industry diversity to highlight 2018 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium program

    Nov 8, 2018

    By Roger A. High, OSIA/OSWP Executive Director

    The 2018 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium (BSS) will once again concentrate on a diversity of topics related to the success of the sheep operation both now and in the future.

    This event is Nov. 30 through Dec. 1 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691.

  10. Sheep Care Videos

    Nov 8, 2018

    These sheep care videos feature some of the key components of owning and managing sheep including topics on selection, nutrition, management practices, handling, showing, and fitting. They were produced by Ohio 4-H Youth development in collaboration with the Ohio Sheep and Wool Program and the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association. We are grateful to our featured presenters for their willingness to share their expertise! Follow the link below to find the videos.