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  1. Grain Bin Safety Week & IPM Scouting Program

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/grain-bin-safety-week-ipm-scouting-program

    alfalfa, corn, soybeans, commercial vegetable crops and fruit, as well as short season programs for early ... take some time to develop an emergency rescue plan in case someone should get trapped in a grain bin. ... what are their roles? Is your local emergency response team familiar with your operation? Some safety ...

  2. 4-H Prepares Youth to be Engaged Citizens

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    at the Wayne County Fair. What Impact Does 4-H Have on Youth? Starting in 2002 researchers at Tufts ... some new participants each year to maintain statistical integrity. All of the OST programs make ... however, 4-H seems to make an even stronger impact in several key areas.  For instance, 4-H youth reported ...

  3. Farm Transitions are Easier with Planning

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    that the next generation will someday take over the family farming operation. This article will not ... address the specifics or offer a multi-step farm estate plan, but instead offers some general ... a little money aside in some sort of retirement account or other investment should at least be considered. ...

  4. Snow and Freezing Temperatures Bring Harvest Challenges

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    some considerations for harvesting crops this time of year. One of the most important drawbacks of ... wait for the ground to freeze and then harvest the crop, with minimal impact on the soil. Be patient ... happen; that issue being snow accumulation occurring before crops are harvested. Obviously, this is not ...

  5. Elder Fraud and Financial Exploitation

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    impacts their family and familial relationships. While this issue can be scary to think about, it is ... something does not seem right. It could be something that is said, a change in behavior, how a sibling is ...

  6. Adding Value with Beef and Dairy Crossbreeding

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/adding-value-beef-and-dairy-crossbreeding

    replacement heifers could also be bred to beef as there is some evidence that beef breeds have better calving ... modern beef and dairy breeds. Yes, some dual-purpose breeds are still preferred on small farms or ... bottom of the production lineup could all be bred to beef sires. Additionally, all or most of the ...

  7. Dormant Fruit Tree Management

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    a good time to look at some disease management options. When we talk about dormancy, we are looking at ... important note: for all fruit crops, if liquid lime-sulfur is used, it should not be sprayed with, or in ... implemented when working with a crop and the associated diseases and pests. A lot of diseases overwinter on ...

  8. Kitchen Organization

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    do some cleaning of cupboards and drawers which allowed purging of items and rearranging items in the ... clean and sort to make the most of it, here are some tips to keep in mind: *Less is more.  In cleaning ... some small appliances and placing them out of sight might be helpful too. *Declutter counter tops by ...

  9. ARC/PLC Considerations for 2021

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/arcplc-considerations-2021

    Each year crop farmers have the option to enroll in either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or ... and then another one on March 8 th to discuss private crop insurance. Below are three key program ... while PLC’s is the commodity loan rates. The 2021 PLC caps are as follows: corn at 41%, soybeans at 26%, ...

  10. Valentine's Day Relationship Tips

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    we navigate this without harming each other?  Some of you may have accomplished this by learning when ... what didn’t work.  It could be timing, the words chosen, or simply not listening to understand and ... a balanced diet, and having some exercise in our daily routines are all important.  Ask yourself, what areas ...

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