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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Raspberries for the Home Fruit Planting

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1421

    The soil should be well-drained and have a pH between 5.8 and 6.5. Always have the soil tested to ... crop in spring. Reveile Early Medium to large fruit with good flavor. Vigorous and high yielding. Boyne ... Medium-sized fruits with good color and flavor, firmness, and freezing quality. High yielding. Redwing Mid ...

  4. The Organic Certification Process for Farms

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/sag-0003

    sustainable production methods. However, organic certification is the most highly regulated food production ... biodiversity, and soil health. Organic farms do not use synthetic chemical inputs such as mineral fertilizers, ... horticultural crops. Soil health and fertility are addressed with natural sources of organic matter and soil ...

  5. The Case for an Outside Board of Directors for Closely Held Farm and Agricultural Businesses

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aede-0019

    That Can Sink a Startup, Wasserman states that entrepreneurs "face a choice between making money ... almost all firms operate somewhere between these two extremes. However, if your closely held business has ... helpful in creating that separation. A healthy separation between closely held companies and their owners ...

  6. Grain Quality Attributes of TopCross® High Oil, High Lysine, Waxy, and Conventional Yellow Dent Corns

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-137-99

    Field tests were conducted in 1997 to compare the grain quality and agronomic performance of high oil ... acid levels were greater and linoleic and linolenic acid levels lower in TopCross high oil grain than ... differed among corn types. Lysine levels were greatest in the high lysine corn (0.33-0.37%) followed by the ...

  7. Timber Theft in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-97

    rebounding since the recent Great Recession. Several high profile timber theft incidents have received ... answer is really quite simple. Timber has value! The monetary value of timber in Ohio can be highly ... variable, but it can be as high as a few thousand dollars per tree or tens of thousands of dollars per acre. ...

  8. Hobby Maple Syrup Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-36

    the heat get too high), and keep at least 1½ inches of liquid in the pan. The risk of scorching ... The density can test between 66°Brix (66 percent solids) and 68°Brix. Less than 66°Brix and it is not ... area between Minnesota in the west, Kentucky in the south and the eastern Canadian providences in the ...

  9. Effect of Major Variables on Drift Distances of Spray Droplets

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-525

    F; Relative Humidity = 60%). Water droplets with 50 micron diameter and smaller are highly ... wind velocity. At low temperature (55 degrees F) and high relative humidity (80%), 50 micron diameter ... 65 4.58 4.57 4.56 4.54 4.50 150 75 4.78 4.78 4.72 4.72 4.66 150 85 4.76 4.73 4.70 4.64 4.58 200 55 ...

  10. Lawn Mowing

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5816

    limited soil moisture can lead to signs of stress and increased risk of turfgrass loss in closely mowed ... pesticide applications, for cultivating and maintaining a high-quality lawn. Properly mowed lawns have ... manufacture sugars, fueling their development into a high-quality lawn. When mowed at low heights, turfgrasses ...

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