Apr. 08, 2021
A chart from The Old Farmers Almanac that will help determine when to start seeds indoors, transplant seedlings outdoors, and when to start seeds outdoors.
Feb. 09, 2021
From milking parlors, to robots, to sophisticated software…. Farmers are increasingly using technology to make management decisions on farms. Dairy farming has evolved greatly over the last few decades. If there was ever an industry in need of new technologies to become leaner and greener, it’s dairy farming.
Jan. 26, 2021
4-H online enrollment for Mercer County members is open!
Information on how to enroll, helpful tips and a step by step guide at: https://go.osu.edu/enrollmentinformation
Enrollment Deadline is March 1, 2021
Jan. 20, 2021
OSU Extension will host a virtual three part“Planning for the Future of Your Farm”webinar series on February 15, 22 and March 1, 2021 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This workshop is designed to help farm families learn strategies and tools to successfully create a succession and estate plan that helps you transfer your farm’s ownership, management, and assets to the next generation.
Click HERE to view the whole flyer.
Jan. 14, 2021
Oct. 06, 2020
Follow this link to view the recording from our final 2020 Lawn and Garden Talk.
Oct. 05, 2020
Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2019-20
Barry Ward, Leader, Production Business Management
Director, OSU Income Tax Schools
OSU Extension, Agriculture & Natural Resources
According to the Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents Survey, cropland values in western Ohio are expected to decline slightly in 2020 by 1.5 to 2.6 percent depending on the region and land class.
Cash rents are expected to be flat to slightly
Sep. 29, 2020
September 30 will be the final Mercer County OSU Extension Lawn & Garden Talk for 2020. Join Marne Titchenell, OSU Extension’s Wildlife Program Specialist, as she talks all about Birdscaping – bringing songbirds into the backyard with native plants. She will also touch on other ways to create a bird haven in your backyard. We have a different starting time this month.
The class will start at 6:30 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
Aug. 20, 2020
Have you ever considered becoming a PLANT PARENT? While to some of us the term “plant parent” is a relatively new thing, but, it's not really new at all. It's not exactly the same as parenting a child or caring for your pet, but it is about nurturing and attending to the needs of plants to bring about new plants.
Jul. 15, 2020
Native Landscapes is the topic for the next Mercer County OSU Extension Lawn and Garden Talks program. The program will answer the questions “What is a Native”, “Why should we plant Native”, and “What plants should I use”.