Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Trainings

The OSU Extension Produce Safety Team has three online Good Agricultural Practices trainings scheduled this winter, with programs on February 18 and March 18, each from 6-9 p.m. These programs are free to attend. 

You can find more information on OSU Extension’s Clermont County web site.  Registration links are available for each event.

Virtual Pastures for Profit Course

This year between January and March in 2021, Pastures for Profit will be offered as a virtual course, with three 90-minute webinars offering a variety of pasture and grazing topics. One live webinar will be offered per month along with “work at your own pace” videos and exercises that accompany each webinar.

For more information, visit Ohio State University Extension’s CFAES event page.

National Cover Crop Summit

The National Cover Crop Summit returns March 17-18. Join today’s most successful cover croppers, researchers and agronomists for this online event and learn how to harness the full potential of a cover crop system to protect your soil and increase your profits.

Register HERE for this FREE ONLINE EVENT

2021 Small Ruminant Webinar Series

Ohio State Extension invites you to the 2021 Small Ruminant Webinar Series. The information provided will be applicable to both sheep and goat producers large and small. Register online for no cost at: https://go.osu.edu/smallruminantwebinars

Webinar One- Lambing and Kidding: January 19th | 7 p.m.

Webinar Two- Small Ruminant Nutrition: February 16th | 7 p.m.

Webinar Three- Weaning, Sorting, and Selling- Lambs, Kids, and Spent Breeding Stock: March 16th | 7 p.m

Ohio Cattle Feeding Webinar

Ohio State Extension hosts its 2021 Ohio Cattle Feeding Webinar on February 24 at 6 p.m.

Risk Management Livestock Risk Protection and Livestock Gross Margin Insurance – Justin White, Hudson Insurance

Feedlot Ventilation Requirements – Jason Hartschuh, OSU Extension Crawford County

Ohio Land Grant Hemp Conference

Save the dates of March 5-6 for the 2021 Ohio Land Grant Virtual Hemp Conference. This conference is a partnership between OSU South Centers and Central State University. 

Check HERE for updates as the conference approaches.

Planning for the Future of Your Farm

OSU Extension will host a virtual three part “Planning for the Future of Your Farm” workshop on February 15, 22 and March 1, 2021 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. This workshop will help farm families learn strategies and tools to successfully create a succession and estate plan that helps you transfer your farm’s ownership, management, and assets to the next generation.

Click HERE for more information and to register for this webinar.

About SOACM

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