OATS, OSU, Bishop Family Farms to Host Organic Grain Production Workshop

MOUNT BLANCHARD, Ohio — The Organic Agronomy Training Service (OATS) will host the workshop “Organic Grain Production – Marketing, Mindsetand Weed Management” on Monday, Aug. 19 at Bishop Family Farms in Mount Blanchard, Ohio. Organic grains can be profitable, but organic production and marketing are quite different from conventional practices. This all-day event will provide […]

American Rescue Plan and the USDA grants for Three Ohio businesses

Three Ohio businesses are part of a group of meat and poultry processors across the country getting federal funds thanks to the American Rescue Plan and the USDA. 24 independent processors in 15 different states will get more than $84 million in grants through the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program. That includes Case Custom […]

Ohio Senator J.D. Vance and The Ohio Farm Bureau

The President of the Ohio Farm Bureau released a statement following Ohio Senator J.D. Vance being chosen as the Republican Vice Presidential Nominee. Ohio Farm Bureau President Bill Patterson says “From Day 1 as a Senator, Mr. Vance has been very attentive to Ohio Farm Bureau members, making himself accessible to them to discuss their concerns when it […]

Low interest physical loss emergency loans for producers

The USDA is offering low interest physical loss emergency loans for producers in several Ohio counties impacted by tornado damage in March. Approval is limited to physical losses only including buildings and livestock. Ohio agricultural producers in Auglaize, Crawford, Darke, Delaware, Licking, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Seneca and Union Counties who lost property due to recent […]

Ohio FFA Works program partners needed

Partners are needed for the 2024-2025 Ohio FFA Works program. The Ohio FFA Foundation is looking for companies focused on hiring and supporting FFA members as they move into careers in agriculture. The goal is to connect current FFA members entering the workforce after graduation with a full time job opportunity in the Ohio Agriculture […]

Financial assistance to eligible dairy producers for avian flu related milk losses

The USDA is accepting applications to provide financial assistance to eligible dairy producers for avian flu related milk losses. The funding comes from the updated Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm raised Fish Program. In order to be eligible, the positive tests have to have been confirmed through the USDAAnimal and Plant Health Inspection […]

Groundbreaking ceremony for the Louis Dreyfus Company soybean processing facility

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine along with several state and local officials recently participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Louis Dreyfus Company soybean processing facility in Upper Sandusky. He says the new facility will save farmers money and time. “I’ve worked with farmers my whole life from the time I was a kid shoveling out […]

Ohio 4-H Spark EXPO

The Ohio 4-H Spark EXPO was recently held at the OSU campus. The focus was to provide an immersive experience to discover pathways in agriculture and STEAM fields. Teens from across the state participated getting vital hands-on experiences. For more details click here https://ohio4h.org/workforce-development/4-h-spark-expo

USDA is investing $10 million dollars for an Ohio State led team

The USDA is investing $10 million dollars for an Ohio State led team to advance climate smart agricultural practices in the Midwest. So far advancements in CSAPs have been a double-edged sword with more efficiency and productivity but also increased vulnerability to extreme weather and declines in soil health along with biodiversity loss. The new […]

EPA to raise Renewable Fuel Standard volumes

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown along with a bipartisan group of lawmakers are reaching out to the EPA to raise Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for bio-mass based diesel and advanced biofuels. Earlier this year, Brown introduced the bipartisan Renewable Fuel for Ocean-Going Vessels Act in an effort to open up new markets for farmers by encouraging the use […]