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Ohio NRCS announces new EQIP application deadline

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, as the deadline to submit applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Ohio. EQIP is a voluntary conservation program, which helps producers make conservation work for them. Together, NRCS and producers invest in …

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Hurricanes and harvest weather in 2018

By Aaron Wilson, Ohio State University Extension It was quite the wet week across the state of Ohio! Scattered thunderstorms throughout the week brought isolated 1- to 2-inch rainfall amounts. The big story began on Friday night, as a stalled out front provided a path for the remnants of Tropical …

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Luke Bryan to perform on an Ohio farm

Country music superstar Luke Bryan will be performing on an Ohio farm later this month. The first stop on Bryan’s 2018 Farm Tour is Sept. 27 and will draw around 20,000 people to the Ayars Family Farm near Mechanicsburg in Champaign County. John, Bonnie, Lucas, and Eli Ayars milk 150 …

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Heavenly health through nutrition

By Don “Doc” Sanders One of my veterinary colleagues always signs off his emails with “Healthy cows through better nutrition.” I agree with his motto. And I believe we all should apply it to ourselves — not just our cows. We humans have a variety of nutrition plans to choose …

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