The Scioto County Farm Bureau, Ohio recently held a series of free events for children at the county farmers’ market. The goal was to educate kids about where their food comes from and to provide support and awareness to the local farmers who participate in the farmers market. The program reached 140 kids and their families.
The Ohio Farm Bureau is offering 10 scholarships to the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer and Rancher program annual leadership conference 2024. The scholarships will go to Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. For more details log on to https://ofbf.org
You can report your sightings of wild turkeys this month to help provide Ohio Division of Natural resources experts with the data they need to analyze total numbers and impact wildlife management decisions. To find out more log on to ohiodnr.gov/reportwildlife
Establishing a cover crop of winter rye between rotations of corn and soy bean can reduce nitrate losses, sequester carbon and provide a source of renewable natural gas according to a series of studies that started in 2015 by a team of agricultural research service officials and university coordinators. To find out more log on to Rye the Right Crop for “Nabbing” Nitrates, Capturing Carbon and Generating Bioenergy : USDA ARS