ag law

  1. Extension professionals teaching and attending the Risser Farm  Financial Management Training.

    Extension Professionals Complete Risser Farm Financial Management Training.

    May 1, 2023

    Forty-six Extension professionals participated in the “Risser Farm Financial Management Training" for the Beginner and Small Farmer Program held on April 27, 2023, at The Ohio State University. This professional development training was held for Extension professionals wishing to gain their certification to be instructors for OSU Extension Small Farm Financial Management Colleges which will help producers meet the Ohio Beginner Farmer Tax Credit training requirement offered through the Ohio Department of Agriculture. This training was sponsored through the gracious support of the Louis D.

  2. Photo of Solar Panels in a field.

    Law adds hurdles to new solar and wind farms

    Oct 14, 2021

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Amid a surge in large-scale solar energy developments across the state, Ohioans now have more influence over what, if any, land in their communities will be used for wind or solar farms.

  3. Photo of Poison Hemlock growing on the edge of the woods

    It's time to talk about noxious weeds law

    Jun 24, 2021

    Poison hemlock and Canada thistle are making unwelcome appearances across Ohio, and that raises the need to talk about Ohio’s noxious weeds law.  The law provides mechanisms for dealing with noxious weeds—those weeds that can cause harm to humans, animals, and ecosystems.

  4. Photo of a green field with a large sprayer spraying the field

    When pesticide drifts: what next?

    May 13, 2021

    Pesticide drift is a risk many farmers face.  Pesticides in the wrong place can injure unintended targets such as crops, trees and other vegetation, animals, and people, and can raise questions of liability for the misapplication. What should you do if you suspect pesticide drift?  Whether you’re on the sending or the receiving side of it, here’s a summary of what could happen after an incident of pesticide drift.

  5. Photo of the Ohio Statehouse

    The Ag Law Harvest

    May 3, 2021

    The final day of April is already here!  Spring feels like it has finally arrived and planting season is in motion across Ohio.  Just like farmers in the field, legislatures, government bodies, and courts across the country are hard at work adressing critical agricultral and resource law issues.  We've gathered a collection of those issues for this Ag Law Harvest.