January 20, 2022, Farm Recordkeeping: Get a Jump on 2022 - Registration Link
Option 1: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Option 2: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Type: In-Person
Description: Is the end-of-year financial recordkeeping a struggle? How about a fresh re-start for 2022? Recordkeeping does not need to be complex. Recordkeeping should satisfy filing an IRS tax return, but it can do more. This meeting will explore recordkeeping options that will help with a tax return, marketing, and business decision-making. Paper & Pencil, spreadsheets, and computerized systems will be demonstrated.
Location: Defiance County Extension Office, 06879 Evansport Road, Defiance, OH 43512
Registration Information: Registration is mandatory for in-person programming. Space is limited. Light snack included in registration.
RSVP Deadline: January 18.
Cost: No charge.
Contact: Bruce Clevenger, (419)782-4771

 

January 31, 2022, Farm Outlook Meeting - Registration Link
           Agenda
Welcome & Dinner—6:00 p.m.
           Country style dinner.  Special dietary needs available upon request.
Grain Marketing
           Matt Roberts, The Kernmantle Group, LLC

Examining Land Values, Rents, Crop Input Costs & Margins & Tax Implications
           Barry Ward, Leader, Production Business Management, OSU Extension
At the Jewell Community Center, 7900 Independence Rd. Defiance, OH (1/3 mile South of U.S. 24 in Jewell, OH)

Cost is $5.00/person.  Registration is required.  RSVP by January  24.

 

February 9, 2022, Farmland Laws and Leasing - Registration Link
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Event Type: In-Person
Description: Are the Laws protecting your rights and assets? Peggy Hall, J.D., Associate Professor & Director of OSU Agricultural & Resource Law, will help navigate many of the laws related to farmland. Wm. Bruce Clevenger, Extension Educator & Associate Professor will share data and tools that support a quality farmland lease agreement.
Location: Defiance County Extension Office, 06879 Evansport Road, Defiance, OH 43512
Registration Information: Registration is mandatory. Space is limited. A snack is included in the registration.
RSVP Deadline: February 4.
Cost: No Charge.
Contact: Bruce Clevenger, (419)782-4771

 

Private Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) / License Re-certification and Fertilizer Applicator Re-certification Training (FACT) - Registration Link

Defiance County • February 21, 2022
Type: In-person
Time Fertilizer Re-certification:
8:00 AM-9:15 AM
Time Pesticide Re-certification:
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Description: Pre-registration is mandatory.
Spots are limited. No walk-ins.
RSVP Deadline: Register by February 14. Event Registration: Pre-registration required.
Light snack included in registration.
Cost: PAT $35; FERT $10; Combo $45 Location: Defiance County Extension Office,
06879 Evansport Road, Defiance, OH 43512 Contact: Bruce Clevenger, (419)782-4771

Defiance County • March 10, 2022
Type: In-Person
Time Fertilizer Re-certification:
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Time Pesticide Re-certification:
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Description: Pre-registration is mandatory.
Spots are limited. No walk-ins
RSVP Deadline: Register by March 3.
Event Registration: Pre-registration required.
Light snack included in registration.
Cost: PAT $35; FERT $10; Combo $45 Location: Defiance County Extension Office,
06879 Evansport Road, Defiance, OH 43512 Contact: Bruce Clevenger, (419)782-4771

 

Agricultural Appreciation & Hall of Fame Breakfast - Registration Link
Date:
March 22, 2022
Time:  8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Event Type: In-person
Description: Breakfast and program are open to the public. The 2020 & 2022 Defiance County Ag Hall of Fame honorees will be inducted. Ag Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline is Feb 1st with applications available at https://defiance.osu.edu.
Guest Speaker: TBD; Register online or by phone.
Location: Defiance Knights of Columbus, 111 Elliott Road, Defiance, OH 43512
Cost: $4 per person payable at the door
Registration Information: Registration is needed for our catering count, payment should be made at the door.  Register online, or by phone (419-782-4771) by March 15. 
Contact: Bruce Clevenger, (419)782-4771

 

April 4, 2022, $mart Rates for Fertilizer Workshop - Registration Link
Time:  5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Event Type: In-Person
Description: Work directly with the new OSU Tri-State 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 with MS Excel. Each class is a repeat of the same agenda.
Instructor: Bruce Clevenger, OSU Extension Educator, Certified Crop Adviser. Each class is limited to 12.
Registration Information: RSVP deadline, March 30. Registration mandatory No walkins are available. Meal included in registration.
Location: Defiance County Extension Office, 06879 Evansport Road, Defiance, OH 43512
Cost: No Charge.
Contact: Bruce Clevenger, (419)782-4771

 

April 5, 2022, $mart Rates for Fertilizer Workshop - Registration Link
Time:  9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Event Type: In-Person
Description: Work directly with the new OSU Tri-State 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 with MS Excel. Each class is a repeat of the same agenda.
Instructor: Bruce Clevenger, OSU Extension Educator, Certified Crop Adviser.
Each class is limited to 12.
Registration Information: RSVP deadline, March 30. Registration mandatory.  No walk-ins are available. Meal included in registration.
Location: Defiance County Extension Office, 06879 Evansport Road, Defiance, OH 43512
Cost: No Charge.
Contact: Bruce Clevenger, (419)782-4771

 

May 14, 2022, Pond Clinic - Registration Link
Time: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Event Type: In-Person
Description: Ponds are popular and critical resources in NW Ohio. The clinic will provide management information and skills to prevent and solve pond problems.
Instructors: OSU Extension Specialist - Eugene C. Braig IV, Program Director, Aquatic Ecosystems from Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources.
OSU Extension, Defiance County, Bruce Clevenger, Extension Educator, Agriculture, and Natural Resources.
Topics: weeds and plants, fish and wildlife, aeration, water quality, best practices for chemical use.
Location: AfterShock Carts & Equipment, 8144 St. Rt. 15, Defiance, OH 43512
Cost: No Charge
Registration Information: RSVP Deadline – May 6. Snack included with registration. Registration mandatory. No walk-ins.
Contact: Bruce Clevenger, (419)782-4771.

 

Defiance County Sheep and Goat Internal Parasite Field Clinic - Registration Link
Date - June 13, 2022
Time : 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Type: In-person
Description: 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 field clinic will provide knowledge and hands-on skills to best manage internal parasites. Participants will receive and practice FAMACHA© eye score techniques that are helpful for small ruminant producers seeking better parasite control in flocks and herds. Also, the field clinic will demonstrate fecal egg count (FEC) testing that compliments internal parasite management. 
Instructor: Dr. Brady Campbell, OSU Small Ruminant Extension Specialist. The class is limited to 25 people.

Cost: $25 per farm
Location: Jay Crites Farm, 1660 Glenburg Rd., Bryan, OH 43506
Registration Details: Meal included with the class.
Registration Deadline: June 1. The class roster will be finalized on June 2. Payment is due by June 6. Payment made to OSU Extension Defiance County. Cash, Check
and/or Credit Card (at the office or by phone), Online Credit Card.
                                                   
Contact: Bruce Clevenger, (419)782-4771