Jan. 23, 2020
In 2020, the Greene County community will host a large Breakfast On The Farm (BOTF) event to educate consumers about modern commodity agriculture and the way farmers care for their animals, protect the environment and produce safe, wholesome food. Impact survey results from other similar events indicated that over 60% of the attendees were first time visitors to a farm in 20 years and that the consumers significantly increased their trust in farmers in the key areas of care for environment, care for animals, and protecting water quality. As a result, the Greene County BOTF...
Jan. 21, 2020
ALL HOG EXHIBITORS: PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PAYLEAN
The Greene County Agricultural Society (GCAS) voted at the January 2020 board meeting to ban the use of paylean (Ractopmaine) in all market hog projects at the 2020 Greene County Fair from birth to time of slaughter. This decision was based on two major issues:
Packers will be testing for and rejecting any hogs that have been fed paylean at any time during their life.
Union Stockyard will not accept any market hogs that have been fed paylean at any time during their life.
Jan. 08, 2020
Hopefully you had an enjoyable holiday season and now it is time to begin making plans for the 2020 year. Part of this comes the time for private pesticide and fertilizer applicator recertifications.
If your license expires in 2020, you should have already received a letter in the mail from the Ohio Department of Agriculture stating that it is time to renew your license and pay your $30.00 licensing fee. Remember you can go ahead and send this fee to ODA now even if you have not yet completed the recertification training with OSU Extension yet.
Dec. 09, 2019
This event is postponed for later this year.
Earn an OSHA 10 hour General Industry Card - specific to agricultural operations. There is no charge for this training and will be held at OSU Extension Office in Greene County. For more information see flyer.
Dec. 09, 2019
Central State University and Ohio State University Extension, Greene County, are sponsoring a class on Jan. 27, 2020 to help pesticide applicators prepare for the state licensing exam. The class will be applicable to private and commercial applicators. For more information see flyer.
Oct. 31, 2019
The 2018 Farm Bill allows the choice to enroll in ARC or PLC for 2019-2023. Enrollment for 2019 is currently open with the deadline set as March 15, 2020. Join OSU Extension and the Farm Service Agency for an informational meeting to learn about changes to the ARC/PLC, important dates and deadlines, crop insurance – supplemental coverage option, and using decision tools to evaluate program choices to make informed program decisions.
A program is scheduled for December 20 to learn more.
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.
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
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.
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.