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Dragons Can Fly
Late summer is the ideal time to observe dragonflies and damselflies in our area. More than 64 species of these insects in the order Odonata have been identified in Butler and Warren counties and more than 164 in the state of Ohio. They love Ohio becaus ...
National 4-H Week / October 5 – 11, 2014
Recently I attended a program where three high school 4-H members shared with an audience of about fifty people the wonderful benefits that they all gained through the Butler County 4-H program. Each one said something that caught my attention as I liste ...
Harvesting Your Own Garden Seeds
My absolute favorite meeting of our Master Gardeners’ group is the November seed exchange. Seed harvesting is an old industry that many of us do not think much about anymore. Now we typically order seeds from seed catalogues or buy them from seed racks. ...
Parents, Find Your Oxygen Mask
When sitting on an airplane waiting for take-off, have you ever put much thought into why flight attendants instruct parents travelling with young children to put on their oxygen mask first before putting it on their small children? Quite simply, in order ...
Volunteering Is Good for the Soul
With fall harvest almost completed, the changing colors of the leaves and with black Friday coming up soon many realize that 2014 is coming to a close soon. My kids have already started telling me what they want Santa to bring them for Christmas. No rea ...
Using Local Woodlot Lumber
F-9 05/20/2016 Sara J. Gurney, Wood Products Marketing Specialist Ohio's Appalachian hardwoods are unique in their variety, quality and beauty. Ohio's forests contain well over 100 different hardwoods and 25 different softwood tree species. Hist ...
Timber Sale Contracts
F-38 Agriculture and Natural Resources 05/20/2016 Randall Heiligmann, State Extension Specialist, Forestry Stephen M. Bratkovich, Forest Products Specialist, USDA Forest Service Approximately 84 percent of Ohio's forest land is owned by private, noni ...
Vice President's Summit: Conversations on the Future of Extension
Celebrating the significant accomplishments and deep impact that OSU Extension has had on communities and in the lives of Ohioans provides a great springboard for the future. A significant component of Ohio’s celebration in 2014 will be a year-long proces ...