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  1. Safely Keeping The Farm Clean Cut

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/safely-keeping-farm-clean-cut

    propelled objects, and various moving equipment parts. Before hopping in the tractor, here are some steps to ... visible SMV sign. Ensure all shields and guards are in place.   Wear Proper PPE Wearing the proper ... topography and in many areas of Ohio this involves steep slopes. Some ways to avoid equipment rollover ...

  2. (Backyard) Bird is the Word- Raise Your Own Little Chicks

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/backyard-bird-word-raise-your-own-little-chicks

    interest in backyard poultry flocks. Quite frankly, I am a huge fan of the gig – fresh eggs, roaster ... chicken (if meat birds are your thing), and of course, colorful birds plucking around the coop or yard. In ... a rural setting, having backyard birds isn’t an issue. However, if you’re in an urban or suburban area, ...

  3. Packing School Lunches for Picky Eaters

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/packing-school-lunches-picky-eaters

    and avoid. Try to get every food group in a healthy packed lunch. The food groups are vegetables, ... one thing on the plate your child likes in addition to the other foods served to everyone. Don’t force ... eater. Involve children in meal planning and preparation.  Look through recipes together and be willing ...

  4. Upcoming Ag Events

    https://wayne.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/upcoming-ag-events

    College” is coming to Wayne County! Are you interested in learning how to make the most of a few acres? If ... 2:30 PM RSVP at morrow.ofbf.org or 419-747-7488 by July 31, 2021   Composting in Ohio and Beyond: ... two unique facilities. Video footage will show sites in operation from the ground and above. Facility ...

  5. Rain, Rain, Go Away, Right On Down the Ditch and Drain

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/rain-rain-go-away-righto-down-ditch-and-drain

    I talked with reported no less than 2 inches of rain in a day of torrential downpours. For a 10-acre farm, ... rolling downhill into a drainage ditch, or if you are one of the unlucky ones, a self-made lake in the ... you may be thinking of – they are black corrugated plastic pipe ranging from 3” to 18” in diameter. ...

  6. Easy Home Food Preservation

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/easy-home-food-preservation

    Interested in preserving foods at home but don’t know where to start? You might be surprised to ... spacing the herbs out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for about ... cover with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil or water and freeze. Once frozen, the herbs can be stored in ...

  7. Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me. Or My Cows!

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/shoo-fly-dont-bother-me-or-my-cows

    – whether it is dairy or beef or in confinement or on pasture. So, in summary, be vigilant in your pest ... Farming in the winter is usually not a livestock producer’s favorite time of the year. But, if ... compared to when those same critters burst forth in full swing come summer. Flies, mosquitoes, and biting ...

  8. Stay Hydrated this Summer

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/stay-hydrated-summer

    hours outside each day, working beneath the hot sun and becoming drenched in sweat. Being teenage boys, ... funny. As an adult, I still smile at their innocent fun, but the Educator in me wants to interject and ... ask any number of questions, including, “Weren’t you worried about dehydration?!” Working outside in ...

  9. Making Time for Family Vacations

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/making-time-family-vacations

    mind and/or approach about taking time away from work. There is stress involved in getting ready for ... clear and details for projects in place.  At home, there’s always the list of what’s needed for the ... it’s fun for everyone.  The planning is part of the joy in the journey- watch movies of sites you’d ...

  10. Japanese Beetles- Little Beetles with Big Appetites

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/japanese-beetles-little-beetles-big-appetites

    Japanese beetles emerge around the last week in June.  This year, earlier emergence can be attributed to ... At any rate, expect to see increasing numbers of Japanese beetles in the landscape over the next ... that is attractive to adults that emerge later. These odors attract additional adults to gather in ...

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