Economic Impact of Avian Influenza
Since December 2014, the USDA has confirmed several cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways (or migratory bird paths). The disease has been found in wild birds, as well as in a few backyard and ...
2015 Ohio Sheep Day
Program Topics- Full Flyer and Registration Information • Approved Pasture Renovation Practices • Approved Hay Crop Establishment Practices • Approved EQIP Practices for Sheep Farms • Basic Sheep Management Practices • Lambing Barn Arrangements • Proper S ...
What's Going on with the Olentangy River?
The Invasive Plant Species Management class (HCS 5194) is a two credit hour class open to students with sophomore standing or above. The area of land the class focuses on extends from 5 Th Avenue to Lane Avenue. Since the 5 th Avenue dam was removed, th ...
Ag Safety S.T.A.T. – Safe Tactics for Ag Today is an electronic newsletter prepared by team members from the OSU Extension Agricultural Safety & Health Office. The goal is to provide seasonal safety news and activities that may be re-published in your ...
Protect Your Back as Spring Planting Continues
By Andy Bauer, Ohio AgrAbility Educational Program Coordinator- Now that spring planting is finishing up and summer work is coming on, we must remember to take care of and protect our backs. Agricultural workers are at a very high risk for back injuries ...
Recognizing Farm Equipment Hazards
By: Kent McGuire, OSU Ag Safety and Health Coordinator- In many cases there are multiple pieces of equipment working simultaneously throughout the farm. Today’s equipment is powerful, very efficient and versatile in how it can be used. This includes trac ...
Add Safety to your Program!
Do you offer any educational outreach for a youth audience? Have you thought about adding safety to those outreach efforts like a Farm Safety Day Camp, Ag Awareness, Farmers Breakfast, FFA events, county fairs, school programming? If so, check out what re ...
‘Making the Connection’ with a Reliable Hitch Pin
By Dewey Mann, Research Associate- “A farmer connected a nurse tank of anhydrous ammonia to the rear of the tractor-mounted applicator…When the tractor moved forward, the HITCH PIN FAILED, causing the connected hose to stretch and fail, which released amm ...
Celebrating 160 years!
Five faculty and staff members are retiring this year. Between the five retirees, the total amount of years of service to The Ohio State University came to 160 years! There was a celebration on May 15 at the Kottman Hall Gazebo to honor the retirees. Fa ...
PEACE AND QUIET- NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE ON THE FARM
Many people think of the countryside as picturesque, peaceful, and quiet. This may be true at times, but life in the country is full of a variety of noises; some peaceful and some not so peaceful. Throughout the day, farmers are exposed to loud noises in ...