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  1. OARDC Farmer's Market Is Today (8/18)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/oardc-farmers-market-today-818-0

    that works to discover balance on Ohio farms and in turn create sustainable agricultural systems. OARDC ... August 18, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio — The OARDC Mid-week Farmer's Market takes place today (8/18) ... Val Rohrer, Smithville. The market takes place every Wednesday through Oct. 6. Call 330-202-3537 or ...

  2. Ohio Growers Looking to Double Profits with One System

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-growers-looking-double-profits-one-system

    State University Extension agronomist, said that double cropping and relay intercropping systems might ... profits generated from the two-crop systems have the potential to rival that of a high-yield corn crop ... either practicing double cropping or relay intercropping, or have tried the systems in the past. That ...

  3. Cover Crops Boost Soil Health, Nutrients, Earthworms and Lower Costs

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/cover-crops-boost-soil-health-nutrients-earthworms-and-lower-costs

    should consider planting oilseed radish, cereal rye, cowpea or Austrian winter pea as a cover crop, which ... Centers in Piketon.” While cover crops incorporated into a continuous no-till field crop rotation can ... money spent on fertilizer applications, cover crops can also improve the health of the soil by ...

  4. Ohio Farmers Finding Risk Mitigation, Profitability and Conservation Wrapped in One Crop Production System

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-farmers-finding-risk-mitigation-profitability-and-conservation-wrapped-one-crop

    Crawford County, said that with the state of today's economy, MRI can hedge grain market and crop ... offers. In the MRI system, two crops are harvested in the same year. Because of the differences in crop ... system is very good from the standpoint of preserving soil because a crop is growing in the field for at ...

  5. Ohio State Experts in Lineup for Ohio Organic Farming Conference: 'Sowing the Seeds of Food Sovereignty'

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-state-experts-lineup-ohio-organic-farming-conference-sowing-seeds-food-sovereignty

    is “Sowing the Seeds of Our Food Sovereignty.” Billed as the state’s largest sustainable food and ... reclaim our food sovereignty,” Hunt said in a press release. “(They are) rebuilding local food systems and ... food is produced, and relearning sustainable agriculture practices that nourish our bodies, our ...

  6. 2 Small Farm Conferences Set for March

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/2-small-farm-conferences-set-march

    -- reduced tillage, grass-based livestock and others-- and alternative marketing systems, including CSAs (community ... profitable and sustainable-- economically, environmentally and socially.” Alternative enterprises, such as ... blueberries and freshwater shrimp, will be among the topics. So will alternative production systems ...

  7. Droughts Have Few Financial Impacts on Farmers

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/droughts-have-few-financial-impacts-farmers

    Thus, government programs that are designed to help farmers actually create a systemic or market ... a grower- affecting crop performance that impacts production, shrinks yields and ultimately creates economic ... financial hardships to crop farmers as a group, except when it comes to government payment losses, says an ...

  8. ECO Farming: A New Farming System for the 21st Century

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/eco-farming-new-farming-system-21st-century

    said. Examples include grain crops followed by cover crops, pasture or hay systems, or perennial plants. ... the long run should also be ecologically sound and environmentally sustainable. The system appears to ... Ohio No-Till Council have developed a third tillage system for farmers to consider. ECO Farming is ...

  9. Free OSU Extension Workshop Promotes Farmers' Market Development

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/free-osu-extension-workshop-promotes-farmers-market-development

    resources and strategies to assist their local food system by incorporating a farmers' market. The ... farmers' market creation, growth and sustainability. The workshop is made possible through a U.S. ... consumers to shop at their community farmers' markets, spending more than $1 billion a year, according ...

  10. New Opportunities for Tomato Growers With Grafting

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/new-opportunities-tomato-growers-grafting

    crop performance with marketable fruit neatly wrapped in one plant may find what they are looking for ... grafting," said Matt Kleinhenz, an Ohio State University Extension vegetable crops specialist. "Still, ... other crops such as cantaloupe, watermelon and cucumber can also be grafted. So, what is learned with ...

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