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Dairy Producers: 'Dairy Margin Protection Program' Meetings Scheduled
The 2014 farm bill has made changes in the dairy program. New in this farm bill is a dairy risk management program that is called the Dairy Margin Protection Program. It involves a combination of national milk price and national feed cost to determine if a payment will be made. All dairy farmers will need to make a decision whether to participate or not in the program. If a farm decides to participate then an additional decision must be made indicating at what level the farm will participate.
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Buckeye Farm and Garden Fall Series
Join OSU Extension and the Ross County Master Gardeners for our Fall Buckeye Farm & Garden series. Grow your garden knowledge in the areas of Tree & Shrub Pruning, Food Preservation; Soil Sampling; Managing Flower Bulbs; and more. Click "read more" for dates & times.
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Take Charge of Your Diabetes During the Holidays
'Taking Charge of your Diabetes during the Holidays' will provide you with tips for managing your diabetes during the holidays. You will learn how to prepare holiday favorites that are both nutritious and delicious. See live cooking demonstrations, sample healthy versions of holiday favorites, and take home recipes to try at your holiday celebrations.
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County News
Celebrate 100 YEARS OF EXTENSION in Ross County!
Saturday, October 11 from 10:00am - 2:00pm at the Ross County Service Center (475 Western Avenue, Chillicothe). Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Ohio State University Extension by joining in the FREE FUN! Activities include: a petting zoo; cornhole; science activities; face-painting; a historical display; and a tail-gate lunch.
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Market Steer Project: Weigh-in & Tagging for 2015 Projects
Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 9:00am - 12:30pm at the Ross County Fairgrounds Cattle Barn. All 4-H & FFA market steers (for project year 2015) must be weighed, tattooed, and tagged on this date. This is the ONLY date. Members may show up anytime from 9am-12:30pm. In the case of a weather emergency, listen to WKKJ 94.3 for announcements.
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State News
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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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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