OSU Extension Resources


OSU Nutrient Education & Management information and resources for Fertilizer Certification.  Information on state requirements, local certification opportunities and exam dates/locations.  Additional resources available, including a Fertilizer Manual Study Guide.

Program Website: https://nutrienteducation.osu.edu/home

Phosphorus Nutrient Management for Yield and Reduced P Loss at Edge of Field

Eight steps to maximize returns to phosphorus in row crop production while reducing downstream contributions to streams and lakes.

eFields represents an Ohio State University program dedicated to advancing production agriculture through the use of field-scale research. This program utilizes modern technologies and information to conduct on-farm studies with an educational and demonstration component used to help farmers and their advisors understand how new practices and techniques can improve farm efficiency and profitability. The program is also dedicated to delivering timely and relevant, data-driven, actionable information.

  • OSU Law Library: The OSU Law library includes publications, statutes, and case law on relevant agricultural subjects.
  • Ag Law Blog: Articles on various agricultural topics hosted by OSU.


Information for new or small farm operations:

  • OSU – Clermont County New & Small Farm College: The New and Small Farm College is an eight-week program that introduces new and seasoned farmers to a wide variety of topics. Typically beginning in January, the program teaches participants how to set goals, plan, budget, and where to find resources if they choose to start a small farming operation. The course will lay out how to manage financial and farm records.
  • Grants & Low-Interest Loans for Ohio Small Farms: Starting a small farm business or expanding into a new farm enterprise can be an expensive venture. Thus, acquiring financing for the new farm enterprise is a necessity. The two methods to get free or low-cost assistance for new farm enterprises are grants and low-interest loans. This fact sheet includes a summary of these methods and resources for acquiring them. 

OSU Extension provides information on pesticide training and certification, along with recommendations for record keeping, storage and disposal.  Related news and events also provided on the website.

Program Website: https://pested.osu.edu/