The Pike County Ag and Natural Resources educator provides agricultural resource assistance to Pike County producers in farm management such as developing farm leases, negotiating cash rents, enterprise analysis and budgeting. Pike County agricultural sales have increased to $23.4 million. Agronomic topics include pesticide training and recertification, planting recommendations, and weed identification. A soybean limitation study helps identify factors such as disease and pests to ultimately help improve yield. Livestock producers receive assistance with ration balancing, developing herd health programs, quality assurance training, and marketing strategies. Many farm visits help horticultural producers resolve crisis situations relative to plant disease, spray drift, and insect control