News Tips and Events

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Tip 1: New year, new tax rules. How will the new tax bill affect farmers? What steps should farmers take in 2018? Any nuances for 2017 taxes? Contact Barry Ward at ward.8@osu.edu or 614-688-3959.

Tip 2: Winter in Ohio means, yes, it’s cold outside. Find out how livestock farmers can make it safe for their animals when the temperature drops. Contact Stan Smith, smith.263@osu.edu, 740-652-7265, or Steve Boyles, boyles.4@osu.edu, 614-292-7669.

Tip 3: Daily work on the farm goes on no matter the weather. Ohio farmers have been combating frigid winter temperatures tending to their farms and animals. Learn how they can lower their risk of frostbite and hypothermia. Contact Lisa Pfeifer at pfeifer.6@osu.edu or 614-292-9455.

January 2018 Events

9 Registration deadline for New and Small Farm Colleges, OSU Extension Butler County, 1802 Princeton Road, Hamilton. Thursdays, Jan. 18-March 8. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. $100/person for eight-week course. Includes dinners. More information: agnr.osu.edu/node/283.

18 2018 Ohio Maple Days, Lutheran Memorial Camp, 2790 State Route 61, Fulton. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. More information: Ashley Gerber, 330-674-3015. $35/person. Registration due Jan. 12. More information: go.osu.edu/CDKB

19 Registration deadline for New and Small Farm Colleges, OSU Extension Scioto County, Shawnee State University, Massie Hall, 940 Second St., Portsmouth. Mondays, Jan. 29-March 19. 6:30-9 p.m. $100/person for eight-week course. Includes dinners. More information: agnr.osu.edu/node/283.

19 2018 Ohio Maple Days, Mennonite Christian Assembly Church, 10664 Fryburg Road, Fredericksburg. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. More information: Ashley Gerber, 330-674-3015. $35/person. Registration due Jan. 12. More information: go.osu.edu/CDKB

19 Planning for the Future of Your Farm Workshop, OSU Extension Clinton County, 111 South Nelson Ave., Wilmington. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. More information: u.osu.edu/ohioagmanager/farm-management-workshops/. $20/person or $45/family. Includes meal. Must preregister.

19 Corn-Soybean Day, Founder’s Hall at Sauder Village, 22611 State Route 2, Archbold. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. More information: go.osu.edu/2018cornsoybeanday. $35 by Jan. 10 or $50 at the door, space permitting.

20 2018 Ohio Maple Days, Huntsburg Community Center, 12396 Madison Road, Middlefield. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. More information: Ashley Gerber, 330-674-3015. $35/person. Registration due Jan. 12. More information: go.osu.edu/CDKB.

29 2018 Farmer/Landowner Income Tax Issues Webinar, online. 10 a.m.-noon. More information: farmoffice.osu.edu/osu-income-tax-schools/farmerlandowner-income-tax-issues-webinar. Must preregister. $35

February 2018 Events

5 Planning for the Future of Your Farm Workshop, OSU Extension Williams County, 1425 East High St., Bryan. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. More information: u.osu.edu/ohioagmanager/farm-management-workshops/. $10/person. Includes lunch. Register by Jan. 26. 

6 Southern Ohio Specialty Crop Conference, Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland Miamiville Road, Loveland. 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. More information: agnr.osu.edu/sites/agnr/files/SoOhioSpecialtyCropConfBrochure2018.pdf. $50/person Register by Feb. 4. Includes continental breakfast and lunch.

6, 13, 20 and 27 Farm Management Series, Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 State Route 108, Wauseon. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. More information: go.osu.edu/2018FarmManagementSeries.

8-9 Greenhouse Management Workshop/Hydroponics, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. $125/person by Jan. 25. $150/person after Jan. 25. Includes lunches, continental breakfasts and tour transportation. More information: fabe.osu.edu/greenhouse

23 Planning for the Future of Your Farm Workshop, Coshocton County, Montgomery Hall on the Central Ohio Technical College Coshocton Campus, 200 North Whitewoman St., Coshocton. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. More information: u.osu.edu/ohioagmanager/farm-management-workshops/. $20/person. Includes lunch. Register by Feb. 16.

27 Planning for the Future of Your Farm Workshop, Darke County, Romers, 118 East Main St,, Greenville. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. More information: u.osu.edu/ohioagmanager/farm-management-workshops/. $20/person. Includes lunch. Register by Feb. 20.

Writer(s): 

Suzanne Steel
steel.7@osu.edu
614-292-9637