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Safety considerations for community gardens and community supported agriculture

Community gardens present unique safety and health hazards for garden staff and volunteers. Workers of all ages tend to these gardens, with various levels of knowledge, skills, and physical condition. For many volunteers, working in a community garden or on a community supported agriculture (CSA) farm, is their first experience with crop production or horticulture. [...]

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Nutrient management events

Field days on the best ways to use nutrients on farms are set for late July in northwest and western Ohio. Both events aim to help farmers maximize yields of their crops while minimizing nutrient runoff from their fields, said co-organizer Greg LaBarge, an agronomic field specialist with Ohio State University Extension. Successfully doing that, he [...]

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Feeding Farmers Week 4 – Black Walnut Farms, Warren County

A trip to southwestern Ohio wrapped up the 2016 Feeding Farmers program, courtesy of AgriGold. Each Friday for the past four weeks, the crew of the Ohio Ag Net traveled to various parts of the state delivering lunch, fellowship, and midday broadcasts to farm families that are the backbone of American agriculture. Don Tharr heads [...]

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Gorman Heritage Farm tour

Gorman Heritage Farm is a 122 acre working farm and outdoor education center with a history dating back to 1835. Tour the farm’s three original buildings (the Farmhouse, Spring House, and Bank barn), explore the gardens, and meet the farm’s friendly animals. Before the tour, learn about biochar during a workshop that will include a visit [...]

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OSU Sustainable Ag Team’s farm tour series

Organizers say an upcoming series of farm tours will be all about innovation. Starting in August, the Sustainable Agriculture Team at The Ohio State University will present 10 visits at 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 [...]

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Rimfire away!

Men, women and children of all ages will participate in the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) National Rimfire Sporter Match Saturday, July 9, during the National Matches at Camp Perry. The match, as well as its free corresponding clinic, on July 8, is a great way to prepare first-time shooters for competition-style shooting, while also allowing [...]

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Dan Radebaugh (left) started Radebaugh Inc. Trucking 40 years ago and now runs it alongside his son Brandon (right).

Radebaugh, Inc. Trucking celebrates 40 years of serving Ohio’s livestock industry

With his mother teaching at Bluffton College, Dan Radebaugh had some pressure to continue his education after high school, but even from a young age Dan knew he would be taking a different route. Growing up in a rural community he spent time at his grandfather’s farm and worked on dairies or baled hay and [...]

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Rural Ohio students awarded Grow Ag Leaders scholarships

Twenty-two Ohio students have been awarded a total of $33,000 in college scholarships from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program raises awareness of the diverse career opportunities in the agriculture industry and provides scholarships to support students’ education in ag-related fields. Farmers play a vital role by promoting the [...]

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Warm and dry trend for remainder of 2016 growing season

The overall trend, as we discussed earlier this year, was expected to be toward warmer and drier weather and this has been occurring. Spring is in the books and it went down as warmer temperatures and near normal rainfall for Ohio as seen in the attached graphics. The exception was north-central Ohio which was wetter [...]

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Stress management during tough financial times

There is no doubt that the production agriculture sector is going through a tough financial period. In particular, low crop prices and low milk prices are severely impacting row crop and dairy producers. Financial stress in the farm business often equates to stress within the farm family and can extend to farm employees. Harmful stress [...]

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