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  1. Pumpkin – Full of Flavor and Health Benefits

    Sep. 16, 2020

    Pumpkins are a sure sign of fall! While many people decorate with pumpkins, did you know eating pumpkin provides several health benefits? Choose pumpkins with a bright orange color to ensure high levels of beta-carotene which the human body converts to Vitamin A. A diet rich in foods with high levels of beta-carotene offers health benefits including:

  2. Home Food Preservation

    Sep. 16, 2020

    Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season's bounty by learning more about preserving fruits and vegetables at home.  The following articles are helpful in helping you successfully can or freeze your garden produce.  

  3. 2020 Farm Science Review: Online and Free!

    Aug. 11, 2020

    FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS NEARLY 60-YEAR HISTORY, FARM SCIENCE REVIEW, SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 22 TO SEPT. 24, WILL NOT BE HELD IN-PERSON. INSTEAD, A VIRTUAL SHOW WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FOR 2020.

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Farm Science Review will come to you on your laptop or smartphone this year, and for free, you can watch livestreamed talks and recorded videos featuring the latest farm equipment and research to pique your curiosity. 

    From Sept. 22–24, people from across the Midwest and the world can learn tips for increasing farm profits and growing crops from soybeans to hemp. 

  4. Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

    Jun. 23, 2020

    Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) - UPDATED JUNE 4, 2020

    This program provides payments for the following commodities as a result of depressed market prices due to COVID19.  This applies to ALL livestock owners and ALL grain producers with corn (including silage), soybeans, or oats on the farm or unpriced as of January 15, 2020.

  5. Be Ready to Apply for an SBA Loan

    Apr. 24, 2020

    Be Ready to Apply for an SBA Loan:  Although the SBA website still reads a "lapse in appropriations" the next round of relief for small business through the CARES Act has passed the Senate and the House and is expected be signed into law by the President. Money can then start being distributed again!

  6. Backyard Poultry Production

    Apr. 17, 2020

    There has been a resurgence of people who wish to raise their own food for personal and family food security, both with produce and with poultry.  I am increasingly getting asked about backyard poultry keeping so I wanted to put a resource together to assist you in getting the knowledge you need for safe, healthy and productive backyard poultry keeping.

  7. Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 and Animals

    Apr. 16, 2020

    The situation regarding COVID-9 is constantly evolving and new research is being carried out around the world to better understand the original source of infection (e.g., bat, pangolin, other animals) as well as the possible transmission from humans to animals (e.g., livestock, pets, wildlife, etc.).

    READ MORE ABOUT COVID-19 AND ANIMALS HERE

     

     

     

     

  8. Pike County Extension is Here for You!

    Apr. 13, 2020

    As we continue to support Ohio’s pandemic response, we want to remind you that we are (virtually) still here for you! How can we help? Perhaps you are needing healthy recipes, nutrition information, planting and gardening tips, financial resources, or ideas for activities for youth and adults. You can reach out to us by calling 740-289-4837; leave a voicemail with your name and phone number and we will get back with you (we can check phone messages remotely).

  9. How "Stay at Home" Order Affects Ag Businesses

    Mar. 27, 2020

    We’ve received several questions about Ohio’s Stay at Home Order and how it affects agricultural businesses.  As you well know, the Order states that residents are to stay at home and may leave “only for Essential Activities, Essential Governmental Functions, or to participate in Essential Businesses and Operations.” 

    READ MORE HERE!

  10. Meeting Virtually with Your People!

    Mar. 26, 2020

    Advisors:  Check out these resources!

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