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  1. 2023 ServSafe Certification Test Dates

    https://darke.osu.edu/program-areas/family-and-consumer-sciences/2023-servsafe

    test date. Masks are required while in the testing center. *Registration fee of $150 is non-refundable ... Department of Health requirements for Level 2 Certification in Food Protection   Don’t have the time to sit ... through a Level 2 Food Safety Training?  Can’t find one near you? We have the answer! OSU Extension has ...

  2. Dairy Margin Coverage 2023 Deadline Is Fast Approaching

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-6/dairy-margin-coverage-2023-deadline-fast-approaching

    the DMC feed cost falls below the selected protection level of $4.00-9.50/cwt. Now is the time to ... well above $9.50/cwt, margins fell below the $9.50/cwt level in August to $8.08/cwt and in September ... much more reasonable, with the $9.50/cwt coverage level costing $0.15 per cwt. With the current ...

  3. Methane Mitigation Strategies for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-6/methane-mitigation-strategies-dairy-farms

    system: Forage production systems are highly variable and dependent upon farm conditions (e.g., soil type ... productivity have been inconsistent and are limited by cost because of the relatively high levels of inclusion ... prediction of CH4 production, and the possible existence of undesirable associations between CH4 production ...

  4. Nuisance Bird Economics, Prevention, and Control for Livestock Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-6/nuisance-bird-economics-prevention-and-control

    spread disease through droppings and pose health risks to livestock and humans. Feed loss ... excess of $8,000/year. Health losses and disease risk can increase this loss.       Health and disease ... cryptococcidia, and histoplamosis.  These diseases reduce cow health and intestinal health and increase risk of ...

  5. Fertilizing Perennial Forages on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/fertilizing-perennial-forages-dairy-farms

    test P exceeds the agronomic level of 50 ppm, there is increased  potential of P losses into streams ... Many dairy farms have high levels of soil P, making the expense of fertilizer P unnecessary. When soil ... harm animals fed those forages. A recent soil test should always guide what nutrients to apply and how ...

  6. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins, and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-6/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    protein and energy ingredients. To estimate profitability at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index ...

  7. Dealing with the risk of long-term care

    https://farmoffice.osu.edu/news/dealing-risk-long-term-care

    care needs and risks in our newest publication, and offers legal strategies for protecting farm ...

  8. Online Webinar- New Pesticide Applicator Training- April 12, 2023

    https://pested.osu.edu/events/online-webinar-new-pesticide-applicator-training-april-12-2023

    Ornamental Weed Control (Category 6c). Attendees will choose between Industrial Vegetation (Category 5) and ... Turf (Category 8). No testing is available at the conclusion of this course. Contact the ODA to ... permitted to make 6c applications. 8- Turf-  The application of pesticides to lawns, turf, sod, or to soil ...

  9. Legal strategies can keep farmland in the family

    https://farmoffice.osu.edu/news/legal-strategies-can-keep-farmland-family

    Long-term care, divorce, and poor estate planning are a few of the risks to keeping farmland in ... the family, but legal strategies can reduce these risks.  Our new publication explains five strategies ...

  10. Corn Silage and Foliar Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/corn-silage-and-foliar-disease

    contamination of corn silage and high moisture corn with many nutritionists encouraging levels below 1 ppm in ... with DON levels as high as 17.9 ppm in one hybrid and 30.3 ppm in the other hybrid. Again, fungicide ... by at least 50%. The trial was then expanded the second year, which was a high disease pressure year ...

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