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  1. CFAES DEI Speaker Series Announced

    https://extops.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/newsletter/news-and-notes/april-12-2024/cfaes-dei-speaker-series-announced

    Save the dates for the 2024 CFAES DEI Speaker Series, which kicks off March 21 (12-1:15 p.m.). The series will feature the following speakers and topics. ...

  2. Loneliness – the Next Epidemic

    https://extops.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/newsletter/news-and-notes/april-12-2024/loneliness-%E2%80%93-next-epidemic

    In 2023, the U.S. surgeon general issued an advisory about how loneliness and isolation can have detrimental effects on health. The Live Healthy Live Well team addressed this concern in a recent blog post titled “Loneliness — the Next Epidemic.” ...

  3. Lifestyle Spending Account – Due April 15

    https://extops.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/newsletter/news-and-notes/april-12-2024/lifestyle-spending-account-%E2%80%93-due-april-15

    Ohio State’s Lifestyle Spending Account (LSA) reimburses employees up to $125 per quarter for eligible expenses related to health, fitness, family, emotional, and social wellness. The first quarter ended March 31. ...

  4. Assessing Forage Stands and Winter Damage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/assessing-forage-stands-and-winter-damage

    a common form of winter damage seen in the field. This is a more common problem in heavier clay soils and ... poorly draining soils. Warmer temperatures occurring sporadically in February and March, followed by ... enough level that plants may not survive into May. Plants that experience heaving and survive are more ...

  5. Using Local Woodlot Lumber

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-9-03

    freedom from splitting, medium decay resistance, ease to work. Fence Posts High decay resistance and ... high nail holding, medium weight, and free of compression failures and cross grain. Shelving Good ... between wood species can vary greatly due to the internal structure of each tree. These include size of ...

  6. Dairy Sustainability – The Jargon, the Dairy Story, and the Opportunity (Part I)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/dairy-sustainability-%E2%80%93-jargon-dairy-story-and

    prove to be more difficult and will most certainly require soil carbon sequestration or alternative ... digestion reduces the greenhouse gas emissions from manure by 50%. Solid separation technologies can also ... on dairy cow manure! Reduced and no-till cropping practices have improved soil carbon sequestration. ...

  7. Understanding How Soil Test Phosphorus Impacts Water Quality

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0111

    Soil test P is one indicator of environmental P loss potential from a field. STP values above 100 ppm ... Tests as Risk Indicators for Leaching of Dissolved Phosphorus from Agricultural Soils in Ontario. Soil ... called eutrophication, results in depleted dissolved oxygen in water bodies. A soil test for P (STP) ...

  8. Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2013-14

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AEDE-15-14

    Top land will typically be large tracts of land with highly productive soils. "Average" land ... will tend to be land with lower productivity soils, poor drainage or come in smaller tracts (or ... the rent will tend to be. Variability of Crop Return: Land that exhibits highly variable returns may ...

  9. Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for Your Farm Business?

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-51

    Environmental Sciences, Ohio State University Extension Farm and agricultural businesses often have high capital ... may be at risk if they pre-decease their new spouse.   As farms increase in size and new family ... and his parents sold 50 acres of their prime farmland and took out a second mortgage. This hampered ...

  10. Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2016-17

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aede-16-17

    land with highly productive soils. Average land will typically be the majority of land in a given ... Higher quality soils translate into higher rents. Fertility Levels: Higher fertility levels often result ... variability of those crop returns. Soils and drainage capabilities are the two factors that most influence ...

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