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  1. Global Climate Change: How Does It Affect You?

    Jul. 17, 2019

    Join OSU Extension as we host Dr. Tom Blaine, OSU Associate Professor, who will share the history and trends of climate change. Learn what it means for your garden, woodlot or farm through the year 2050.

  2. Beef Quality Assurance Certification & Transport

    Sep. 25, 2019

    Two Programs – One Evening

    Beef Quality Assurance Certification - 5 p.m. – If you have not already gotten your BQA Certification, this is one of your last chances for 2019. In today’s market, it is important to take advantage of any and all opportunities that make our cattle more desirable to the buyer sitting in the stands. As of now, Wendy’s restaurant, Tyson Foods and multiple auctions have announced that they will require producers to be certified in BQA in order to market their cattle or serve their product.

  3. Pesticide Container Recycling Collection Program

    Aug. 30, 2019

    Friday - September 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:30pm  

    Monday - September 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

    Containers must be triple rinsed, remove caps and lids, remove loose leaf labels and must be dry

    Any Pesticide Container - jugs, drums up to 55 gallons and mini bulks (if cut into strips) will be accepted for recycling free of charge

    Drop off at -  Nutrien Ag Solutions, 6704 E. US Highway 22 & 3, Wilmington, OH 45177

  4. 13th Annual Greene County Test Your Well Water & Soil Event

    Aug. 09, 2019

    The 13th Annual Well Water & Soil testing event will be on August 29th from 5:30-7:30 in the Buckeye Room at the Greene County Extension office, 100 Fairground Rd, Xenia.

    Bring in a sample of your well water for FREE nitrite, nitrate and iron screening.  Your confidential results take approximately 30 minutes.  See sample directions on flyer link below.

    You can also purchase discounted bacteria kits at the event for $20.  Payment by Cash or Check ONLY.

  5. Starting Your Fall Garden

    Jul. 15, 2019

    Join us to learn more about growing outside the traditional growing season for local foods and vegetables. The program will feature planting your fall garden and crop selection. This workshop will be for agricultural producers, backyard enthusiasts, community gardeners, and school teachers of all stages from beginner to experienced. Many opportunities will be available for participants to engage in ways to implement fall growing techniques. This is part of a series of programs and more information is available at greene.osu.edu.

  6. Solar Leasing 101

    Jun. 10, 2019

    Join OSU Extension Greene County on Monday, July 15 for a Solar Leasing 101 Workshop. The program will discuss topics such as if a solar lease agreement is right for your farm? Speakers will feature OSU Extension Specialists: Peggy Kirk Hall and Eric Romich. The program is designed to be an informational program about leasing farmland for utility-scale solar production. Topics include solar development trends, converting farmland to solar production, and key considerations.

  7. Rural Ag Safety Bus Tour

    May. 16, 2019

    OSU Extension Greene County will host a Rural Agriculture Safety Bus Tour in collaboration with Greene County Farm Bureau on Friday, May 24, 2019. This program will look at various agricultural safety aspects via a bus tour. Stops will include an equipment dealership, grain farm, and livestock or horticultural operation. The tour will examine agricultural safety and raise awareness. The bus will depart and return at the OSU Extension Greene County office. The program is free of charge with advanced registration.

  8. School Gardening Series for Educators

    Mar. 28, 2019

    4-H Project Greene Teacher is a school garden program for afterschool personnel, educators, and others who are actively engaged in or would like to learn more about gardening as a way for others to learn.

    Project Greene Teacher is a program led and facilitated by Ohio State University Extension personnel in Greene County, in collaboration with community partners, and others committed to community gardens.

    Gardening with youth has show significant impacts in the classroom including better test scores, increase interest to learn, and nutrition awareness.

  9. Food Preservation Workshops

    Mar. 18, 2019

    A hands on Home Food Preservation Program

    Tuesday, July 2 - Pressure Canning and Green Beans Workshop

    Tuesday, Augut 6 - Water Bath Canning and Tomatoes Workshop

    Tuesday, September 10 - Jams and Jellies Workshop

    Thursday, September 26 - Freezing and Drying Fruits and Vegetables Workshop

    Tuesday, October 29 - Once a Month Cooking Workshop

    All programs are held at the OSU Extension, Greene County office

    Time : 5:30 - 7:30 PM

    Cost $25.00 per workshop

  10. Wilmington College Collegiate 4-H 21st Annual Little International Showmanship Contest

    Feb. 26, 2019

    Wilmington College

    Collegiate 4-H

    21st Annual Little International

    Showmanship Contest

    Who: Youth Ages 9-21 (as of January 1, 2019)

    When: Saturday, April 13, 2019

    Where: Wilmington College Equine Center

    Cost: $5 per class OR $20 for all classes (Pre-Registered)

    $8 per class OR $35 for all classes (Day of Show)

    Pre-Registration Deadline: Postmarked by March 31st, 2019

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