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  1. Vegetable Garden Fall Cover Crop Program

    Sep. 19, 2022

    The Mercer County OSU Extension, in collaboration with the Soil and Water Conservation District, are providing free Fall Cover Crop Seed to vegetable gardeners in the county. Any Mercer County resident can receive up to 4 pounds of a cover crop seed mix for their vegetable garden. Residents should know their garden size and can come to the OSU Extension office, at the Central Service Building, Monday to Friday from 8AM to 4:30PM. It is recommended to plant the cover crop seed as soon as vegetable gardens are cleaned up and put to rest for the season.

  2. Fall Crafts & Snacks Events

    Sep. 08, 2022

    Calling all current Kindergarten – 3rd grade Mercer County 4-H Members! Join 4-H Educator, Beth Guggenbiller and 4-H Camp Counselors, for some fall fun including games, activities, crafts and a snack to enjoy! Attend one event or join us for all four!

    October 18 - 6:00-7:30 PM October 26 - 4:00-5:30 PM November 8 - 6:00-7:30 PM November 16 - 4:00-5:30 PM

    Click here for more details and registration information.  

  3. Bird Flu

    Mar. 31, 2022

    HIGHLY PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA DETECTED IN BACKYARD FLOCK IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
  4. 2022 Lawn & Garden Talks

    Mar. 15, 2022

    Join us for a monthly series of Lawn & Garden Talks!

    Click here for the 2022 Flyer

    Each month is a different topic.  It isn't necessary to attend all of the sessions, feel free to pick and choose which ones interest you.  We ask you to pre-register only so that we can have plenty of handouts available.

  5. 2021-2022 West Central Ohio Dairy Luncheon Series

    Oct. 28, 2021

    Third Wednesday of the month; November - March

  6. Pesticide Applicator License Testing Dates Announced

    Oct. 27, 2021

    Testing dates for Pesticide Applicator Licenses in Mercer County have been set.

    See full flyer HERE

  7. New Pesticide Applicator Training

    Oct. 27, 2021

    This class is to prepare individuals for Core and Category 1 Private Applicator Exams

    Full flyer HERE

  8. 2021 Lawn & Garden Talks

    May. 17, 2021

    Monthly Garden Talks from April through September. Covering a wide variety of lawn and garden topics.

    Click the link below to see the full 2021 flyer.  Recordings of past sessions listed below!

    2021 Lawn & Garden Talk Series 

  9. Don't Let The Warm Weather Fool You

    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.

     

  10. Technology and Data Management

    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.

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