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  1. 2019 Pork Banquet February 25, 2019 at 6pm.

    Feb. 11, 2019

    ***RSVP Required by 4pm February 21 for proper food preparation, call the extension office at 937-484-1526 or rodgers.280@osu.edu.

    https://champaign.osu.edu/events/2019-pork-banquet

  2. Family Farm Night

    Feb. 11, 2019

    It is hard to find time to spend together as a family in today’s hectic schedules. Even sitting down to dinner is a struggle. This winter, OSU Extension is offering a series where families can come together for a warm, wholesome meal and gain knowledge to strengthen their farm business as well. Farming is a family business and it is important for all members of the family to have some understanding of what it takes to keep the business running and support the family. This is especially true if there is a desire for the next generation to be involved.

  3. Improving Grain Marketing Plans

    Jan. 15, 2019

    Do you want to do a better job of pricing your corn and soybeans? Is grain marketing a confusing and daunting task? If so, this workshop is for you!

  4. Ohio’s Changing Climate and Implications for Agriculture

    Dec. 21, 2018

    Aaron Wilson with the Byrd Polar Climate Center will talk about our changing climate and what Ohio's climate will look like in the future. He will discuss what implications this has for farmers as growing conditions change. Join us on January 3 at 11:00 a.m. in Conference Room B to listen in and ask questions about a topic that affects our daily lives. Questions or comments? Contact Amanda Douridas at 937-484-1526 or douridas.9@osu.edu

  5. Learn how the new tax law will affect your 2018 farm return

    Dec. 21, 2018

    Farmers and farmland owners are invited to register for a two-hour webinar that focuses on the new tax law as it relates to farm returns. The webinar is being hosted by OSU Extension’s Income Tax School Department on Monday, January 7, from 10:00 – noon.

    General taxpayer topics to be covered include the new modified tax brackets, standard deductions, elimination of the personal exemption, elimination or change of many Schedule A deductions, the increase in the Child Tax Credit, creation of the new Dependent Credit and an update on education provisions.

  6. Cattlemen's Meeting

    Nov. 09, 2018

    Calling all Cattlemen! Join us Dec 13 for an educational evening focused on cattle production and marketing. Dr. Joy Rumble with the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership at Ohio State will talk about the future of cultured meat. She will also discuss consumer perception of livestock care and use. This will give producers an idea of where the industry is heading and how you can prepare your operation to meet consumer demands. Dr. Steve Boyles, with the Department of Animal Science at Ohio State will discuss beef nutrition and management.

  7. Winterizing Gardening Tools

    Sep. 24, 2018

    Work with the Master Gardener Volunteers to clean, sharpen and winterize your gardening tools. Cleaning tools is important to prevent the spread of diseases to next year's crop. It is also important to keep them in good working condition. This can be easily done each year. Learn how by joining us on Oct 2 at 5pm. We will meet at the Community Gardens in Urbana, 222 E Market St. We hope to see you then!

  8. Quality of Living Survey!

    Jul. 19, 2018

    The Champaign County’s comprehensive plan is a way to inventory current conditions and set goals for how the county will look in the future.  The last plan was updated in 2004.   An updated comprehensive plan provides a basic road map to current and prospective citizens, businesses, public officials, and developers.

  9. Hops Production and Management Field Day

    Jul. 12, 2018

    Hop production in Ohio has increased in recent years as the craft beer industry has rapidly expanded throughout the state. According to the Ohio Craft Beer Association, there are currently 278 craft breweries in Ohio with 65 more in the planning stages, and Ohio is ranked 5th in the nation in craft beer production. Hops, a climbing plant, are a key ingredient in beer brewing, and many breweries are interested in including locally grown ingredients in their products.

  10. Fly Fishing Workshop

    Jul. 09, 2018

    Interested in learning to fly fish? The Mad River offers great fly fishing opportunities right here in Champaign County. Donnie Knight with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and owner of Ohio Fly By Knight river guide service will teach participants about fishing tactics, handling, gear, species and habitat. This workshop is free and begins at 6pm on July 11. We will meet at the Mad River where it crosses US-36 west of Urbana. If you have a fly fishing rod, please bring it. Some will be provided for those who do not own one. No experience is required.

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