Features three keynote speakers. A free lunch will be served at noon, with vendors available to talk with participants and promote their products or services. Afternoon sessions will begin at 1 p.m. at the Krauss Dairy Center, 2250 Oil City Road, and feat ...
Ohio farm incomes forecast to rise-again
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Even during a growing season when 1.5 million fewer acres of soybeans and corn were planted in Ohio, average farm incomes in the state are likely to increase compared to last year, according to an agricultural economist with The Ohio State ...
Hidden Gems of Secrest
1- 3 pm. Walking tour featuring the arboretum’s “far corners and hidden treasures”—plants and places that visitors often don’t see. Admission is free but registration is required. The registration deadline is Oct. 22. Details: 330-263-3761 or go.osu.edu/ ...
Chow line: Pawpaws making a comeback in Ohio, other markets
What is a pawpaw, and is it healthy for you? The pawpaw is the largest edible fruit that is native to the United States, grown indigenous in some 26 states nationwide including Ohio. The majority of pawpaws are grown from the Great Lakes to the Florida Pa ...
Soil health at risk on fallow fields
COLUMBUS, Ohio—With so many Ohio fields left unplanted this year, farmers should consider the risks to next year’s crops, soil experts from The Ohio State University warn. If wind or rain carry away the topsoil of a bare field, it can take years to rebuil ...
Need Farm Workers? It could get easier
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Hiring migrant farm workers will become cheaper and easier as a result of several upcoming changes to the process, according to a labor economist with The Ohio State University. The new rules on getting visas for temporary foreign workers ...
Warring with Weeds
COLUMBUS, Ohio—They can sprout up anywhere in a field and they increasingly do: weeds, specifically a family of weeds known as pigweeds. As they harvest, farmers should watch for patches of pigweeds, which are quickly multiplying across the state. A camp ...
One Day Insect University
A daylong exploration of the world of insects. Features pollinators, landscape and garden insects, the role of citizen and community science, a bug zoo, an optional tour of Ohio State’s Museum of Biological Diversity, and more. Registration is $35, which ...
Buckeye Island Hop
Annual volunteer work and social event at The Ohio State University Stone Laboratory at Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Registration is free but is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 11. Details: 419-285-1800 ...
ArboBlitz Community Tree Planting
Volunteer planting of native trees as part of Tree Campus USA certification effort. ...