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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 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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County News
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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State News
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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