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Service Center Parking Lot Closure
Effective Monday 8/23/14, the upper parking lot (off of High Street, facing the railroad tracks) will be closed for several weeks due to the construction of a pipeline that will run along High Street. Please park in one of the front parking lots (on Island Rd) and enter the building through the main doors on the 1st floor.
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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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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 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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County News
2014 Farm Science Review
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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Pickaway To Garden, By Paul Hang
Over The Hill August is a month that brings me a sense of being over the hill. By the end of the first week we will be at mid-summer, half way between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox. By mid-month summer is waning. Days are getting shorter but not yet at an alarming rate. I get a feeling that we are sliding down hill, however slowly, towards September, October and the falling leaves of autumn. Although this is true, this time of year also seems like true summer. Warm days, misty mornings, dog days, meteors, tomatoes, pokeweed, milkweed, goldenrod, sumac, crabapples, watermelon and sweet corn all confirm that the season is at its height. I left out ragweed. It reminds millions of us that August has arrived. Ragweed is the culprit causing hay fever allergies, not goldenrod and not hay.
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State News
Farm Custom Rates are Updated
Ohio farmers were surveyed recently
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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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