Events

  1. Jan. 23, 2020 8:00am to 5:00pm

    Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.  You learn by getting involved with the material and relating what you learn to real-life applications.  Discussion topics, exercises, and other activities keep you engaged in the course and give you an opportunity to practice helping skills.  This training is specifically targeted for our rural populations and our agricultural community

  2. Jan. 27, 2020 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Registration Flyer and Agenda

    Grain Commodity Outlook and Farm Financial Conditions - Ben Brown, OSU AEDE; Where Are We Heading With U.S. Trade Policy? - Ian Sheldon, OSU AEDE; USDA Farm Bill: Decisions, Dollars, and Deadlines - Bruce Clevenger, OSU Extension Defiance County

     

  3. Feb. 14, 2020 12:00pm to 3:00pm

    Work directly with the New OSU/Tri-State University Fertilizer Recommendations.  See what's new and see what is the same.  Bring a soil test report from your field.  Write your own recommendation for lime, phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen.  Optional: bring a laptop or tablet.  Each class is a repeat of the same agenda.  Instructor is Bruce Clevenger, OSU Extension Educator, Certified Crop Adviser.  Each class is limited to 12.

    No charge.  Pre-registration is required.  Lunch is included. 

  4. Feb. 25, 2020 6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Registration Form/Flyer

    If you have livestock, you will have an occasional mortality.  Composting is a great way to responsibly dispose of mortality, but you must be certified, even if you only compost one every few years.  Certification is for new and existing livestock facilities.  Mortality composting certification does not require recertification.

    The cost is $15. Register by 2/18/2020.  Dinner included in registration.

  5. Mar. 13, 2020 1:00pm to Mar. 20, 2020 3:30pm

    Are you a farmer looking for a better way to keep your farm records?  As farm size, income or debt increases, many farmers and lenders look for computer programs that allow fast data entry, have internal checks for accuracy and allow summarizing of data.  Most farmers begin their search by asking "Is there a simple computer program that will keep my records like the farm account books?'  Participants will learn about Quicken using an OSU Computer Lab provided during workshop with Quicken software installed.  A workshop manual/home reference will be provided.

  6. Mar. 17, 2020 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    Sheep and goat marketing is different every year.  Finding the right market place and time is unique in this industry.  This meeting will be a panel discussion with three experts:  Doug Brooks, United Producers, Manchester, MI (sheep), Curtis Spaulding, United Producers, Mt.

  7. Mar. 19, 2020 8:00am to 10:00am

    Breakfast and program are open to the public.  The 2020 Defiance County Ag Hall of Fame honorees will be inducted.  Ag Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline is February 1st with applications available here.  Guest Speaker:  Fred Whitford, Purdue Extension Professor speaking on Our Grand Ol'Agriculture History Story - Lessons from the Professor.''

  8. Mar. 23, 2020 12:00pm to 3:00pm

    Work directly with the New OSU/Tri-State University Fertilizer Recommendations.  See what's new and see what is the same.  Bring a soil test report from your field.  Write your own recommendation for lime, phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen.  Optional: bring a laptop or tablet.  Each class is a repeat of the same agenda.  Instructor is Bruce Clevenger, OSU Extension Educator, Certified Crop Adviser.  Each class is limited to 12.

  9. Apr. 07, 2020 5:30pm to 8:30pm

    Work directly with the New OSU/Tri-State University Fertilizer Recommendations.  See what's new and see what is the same.  Bring a soil test report from your field.  Write your own recommendation for lime, phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen.  Optional: bring a laptop or tablet.  Each class is a repeat of the same agenda.  Instructor is Bruce Clevenger, OSU Extension Educator, Certified Crop Adviser.  Each class is limited to 12.

  10. Jun. 15, 2020 5:00pm to 8:30pm

    Internal parasites are the top issue facing sheep and goat producers in the Eastern United States.  It's critical that producers understand the life cycle of the pest, detect costly and dangerous infections, and use treatments effectively.  The workshop will provide knowledge and hands-on skills to best manage internal parasites.  Participants will received and practice FAMACHA eye score techniques that are helpful for small ruminant producters seeking better parasite control in flocks.