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Pickaway County 2014 Heart H and Service Awards

Pickaway County 2014 Heart H and Service Awards

Each year we recognize two individuals for their outstanding accomplishments throughout their 4-H careers. The Heart Award and the Service Award are given to our most outstanding 4-H members.

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Pickaway County 2014 Heart H and Service Awards

Pickaway County 2014 Heart H and Service Awards

Each year we recognize two individuals for their outstanding accomplishments throughout their 4-H careers. The Heart Award and the Service Award are given to our most outstanding 4-H members.

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July Pickaway to Garden - Easy Livin’

July Pickaway to Garden - Easy Livin’

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” This line from the song in Porgy and Bess expresses the feeling in July. .After the frenzy of spring gardening chores July seems easy indeed. All of our work is starting to pay off as blooms are at peak in July. Some vegetable gardeners are harvesting the bounty.

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Pesticide Applications in Community Gardens

Pesticide Applications in Community Gardens

Originally published in the OSU Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program newsletter

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Pickaway To Garden - March 2014

Pickaway To Garden - March 2014

Tropical Vortex by Paul Hang. Are you sick of the Polar Vortex? Are you crying uncle every time you look out your window?

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Live Healthy Live Well - Fitness Focus Tips

Live Healthy Live Well - Fitness Focus Tips

It can take some extra effort to stay active during cold winter months, but the benefits far outweigh the costs.The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week. Click read more for a great list of quick and easy fitness tips...

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December 2012 Pickaway to Garden - My Oh Mayan

December 2012 Pickaway to Garden - My Oh Mayan

December marks the winter solstice on the 21st. It is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. It is also the day which some New Age enthusiasts claim the Mayan calendar predicts will be the end of the world. Supposedly the Mayan calendar results in a series of zeroes on that date. This supposedly coincides with the alignment of the planets resulting in Armageddon.

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November Pickaway to Garden - Sounds of Silence by Paul J. Hang

November Pickaway to Garden - Sounds of Silence by Paul J. Hang

Silent night will be sung next month. This month of November is the time of silent days outside. Nature for the most part has gone silent. The majority of birds have fled along with their songs. Insects no longer chirp, sing or buzz (or sting and bite) having crawled into some cozy niche for the winter or gone to the great beyond. Freezing temperatures kill many insects whose species only survive by their having laid eggs that may survive.

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July 2012 Pick a way to Garden "Hoe Hoe Hoe"

July 2012 Pick a way to Garden "Hoe Hoe Hoe"

Christmas in July! I will wear my socks that have HO, HO, HO and candy canes intermittently scattered on them to a gardening event. I get double duty from them. I can wear them to celebrate the jolly red-suited icon as well as that jolly giant green man.

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Farm Custom Rates are Updated

Farm Custom Rates are Updated

Ohio farmers were surveyed recently

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Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!

Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!

The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing

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Do Wildlife enjoy your Garden more than you do?

Do Wildlife enjoy your Garden more than you do?

When planning your garden, don't forget your plan to exclude the wildlife!

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Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in Ohio; Maples, Other Trees at Risk

Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in Ohio; Maples, Other Trees at Risk

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture today (6/17/11) announced the first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Ohio trees!

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Saturday, July 12 8am-4pm Shawn & Kim Ray Farm Cumberland, OH
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2014 Farm Science Review "Experience the Difference"
Tickets are now on sale in our office for this year's Farm Science Review September 16-18 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Information on new agricultural technologies and innovation awaits growers and producers who plan to attend!
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Ohio 4-H Project Central - Now is the Season for Rating!
Project Central allows 4 H’ers to search, learn about, and rate projects. While projects are fresh on their minds, please encourage your 4 H members and volunteers to visit projectcentral.ohio4h.org to share their experiences, good and bad. Just 40% of projects have been rated so far. Can we reach 80%? 100%? The higher we go, the more future 4-H’ers get to learn from their peers’ experiences!
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USDA Releases 2012 Census of Agriculture
Every five years the USDA conducts a Census of Agriculture. As with the general census, data gathered from the census is used by USDA and Congress to develop and fund agricultural programs across this nation. The funding of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency and yes, The Ohio State University Extension is dependent upon information gathered every five years.
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Pickaway County 2014 Heart H and Service Awards
Each year we recognize two individuals for their outstanding accomplishments throughout their 4-H careers. The Heart Award and the Service Award are given to our most outstanding 4-H members.
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July Pickaway to Garden - Easy Livin’
“Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” This line from the song in Porgy and Bess expresses the feeling in July. .After the frenzy of spring gardening chores July seems easy indeed. All of our work is starting to pay off as blooms are at peak in July. Some vegetable gardeners are harvesting the bounty.
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Pesticide Applications in Community Gardens
Originally published in the OSU Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program newsletter
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Farm Custom Rates are Updated
Ohio farmers were surveyed recently
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