Ohio State University Extension - Morrow County

Ohio State University Extension - Morrow County OSU Extension - Morrow County is your connection to the trusted resources of The Ohio State University. We offer practical information on issues of home, family, farm, business, and community and well-being that improve your every day life.
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Engaging people to strengthen their lives and communities through research-based educational programming. We have three program areas: 4-H educator, Becky Barker, Ag. and Natural Resources educator, Jeff McCutcheon, and Family and Consumer Sciences educator, Dana Brown.

Mission: As Extension educators, we: •Focus on critical economic, environmental, leadership, youth, and family issues. •Engage people in lifelong learning. •Apply knowledge and practical research to the diverse needs and interests of Ohioans in rural, suburban, and urban communities. •Extend resources of The Ohio State University. •Recruit and develop volunteers to multiply Extension's efforts while developing their leadership potential. •Enhance teamwork through networking and connectedness. •Link youth, family, and community needs to scholars in Ohio and nationwide. •Teach with cutting-edge strategies using new technologies and approaches.

Operating as usual

09/05/2020
4-H Food Projects 2020

Here's the last of our 4-H Still Projects! Congrats to Emma Smith selected as the Top Food Project Member!

National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture
09/03/2020

National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture

Whether learning at home or at school, having plants in your child's learning environment has been shown to reduce the number of days a child is sick. Find a houseplant to place near your child's desk or send your child's teacher a plant to enjoy!

#PlantsDoThat #PlantsDoThatInTheClassroom #School #BackToSchool

09/03/2020
Morrow County Jr. Fair

Morrow County Jr. Fair

Junior Fair Base Bids Option for Market Small Animals - If you want to sell your market small animal after you show to a buyer here are the prices you will get per animal. Youth are eligible for the Sale Pool donations regardless of an animal’s destination after they show. You will need to fill out a form at the weighin scale to sell to the base bidders.
Rabbits- $6.50 each
Broilers- $4.00 each
Ducks- $4.00 each
Turkey - $15.00 each

09/02/2020
Morrow County Jr. Fair

Morrow County Jr. Fair

Junior Fair Base Bids Option for Market Livestock - If you want to sell your market animal after you show to a buyer here are the prices you will get per pound for large livestock. Small animal info coming soon. Youth are eligible for the Sale Pool donations regardless of an animal’s destination after they show. You will need to fill out a form at the weighin scale to sell to the base bidders.
Goats- $2.50 per pound
Lambs- $1.25 per pound
Dairy Feeders- $0.80 per pound
Beef Feeders - $1.35 per pound
Mixed Feeders - $1.00 per pound
Steers - $0.93 per pound
Hogs - 23.5 cents per pound

09/01/2020
Congratulations to our 2020 4-H Outstanding Achievement Project Award Winners!  They were selected based on outstanding ...
08/31/2020

Congratulations to our 2020 4-H Outstanding Achievement Project Award Winners! They were selected based on outstanding work and knowledge gained! More pictures of all our 4-H project members to come! Happy fair week!

Stink bugs love sweet corn.  Have you tore into your sweet corn to find some of the kernels looking like this picture?  ...
08/31/2020
Do you recognize stink bug injury on sweet corn?

Stink bugs love sweet corn. Have you tore into your sweet corn to find some of the kernels looking like this picture? If you have it's from stink bugs feeding on the kernels through the husk.
https://u.osu.edu/vegnetnews/2020/08/29/do-you-recognize-stink-bug-injury-on-sweet-corn/

As the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) becomes more well established around Ohio, its injury on sweet corn is becoming noticeable. In plantings that are sprayed frequently with pyrethroids such a…

08/27/2020
Morrow County Jr. Fair
08/26/2020

Morrow County Jr. Fair

ATTENTION SWINE EXHIBITORS!

Here is the schedule for the Swine show, which will be held Saturday, September 5th. We suggest you print out a copy to bring with you the day of show.

08/25/2020

Skillathon for Jr. Fair needs to be completed by Wednesday, August 26th at midnight!

08/25/2020
Ohio Victory Gardens: How to Plant Seeds

Time to plant your fall gardens.

Horticulture Educator and State Master Gardener Volunteer Program Director with the Ohio State University Extension, Pam Bennett, gives quick tips on how to ...

If you are thinking about home butchering please take a look at these fact sheets. https://morrow.osu.edu/program-areas/...
08/25/2020
Farm Food/Animal Processing In Ohio Information | Morrow

If you are thinking about home butchering please take a look at these fact sheets. https://morrow.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/farm-foodanimal-processing-ohio-information

I would also encourage you to watch Lyda Garcia, assistant professor of meat science in the CFAES Department of Animal Sciences and Lynn Knipe, an associate professor in CFAES’ departments of Animal Sciences and Food Science and Technology, as they will cover home butchering during this year’s virtual Farm Science Review. Their session, “On-the-Farm Slaughter and Processing,” is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 22, 11–11:30 a.m., at fsr.osu.edu.

What you need to know about Animal Processing On The Farm -https://meatsci.osu.edu/sites/meatsci/files/imce/What%20You%20Need%20to%20Know%20About%20Food%20Animal%20Processing%20in%20Ohio%20FINAL.pdf The legal side of on-farm food-animal processing in Ohio and what you need to know about specified r...

08/25/2020
Mount Gilead Public Library
08/24/2020

Mount Gilead Public Library

New staff member Jen recently met with our friend Carri Jagger, Extension Educator of Ohio State University Extension - Morrow County. The two of them discussed future use of the space beside the library. Planning future additions to this space, including potential garden space, takes forethought and organization.

Thank you so much to Carri and OSU Extension Morrow County for insight into planning our space.

Start an Ohio Victory Garden this fall
08/21/2020
Start an Ohio Victory Garden this fall

Start an Ohio Victory Garden this fall

COLUMBUS, Ohio—It’s crazy to start a vegetable garden in fall, right? Actually, it’s crazy not to—that is, if you like having lots of fresh produce to eat. Plus, now it can taste like Victory. Contrary to what some people think, vegetable gardening doesn’t end with summer, said Pam Bennett...

08/13/2020
#FarmON Benefit Concert

Hey Morrow County 4-Her's you can be part of this great concert by sending in a picture with your 4-H project!

Tune-in to the Farm Journal #FarmON Benefit Concert LIVE on Facebook on August 27th supporting the #FOURWARD Fund. 4-H serves nearly 6 million kids across th...

Check out the Foodpreneur School Coaching Sessions
08/13/2020

Check out the Foodpreneur School Coaching Sessions

Check out the Virtual Pumpkin Field Night
08/13/2020
The Annual Pumpkin Field Day Goes Virtual!

Check out the Virtual Pumpkin Field Night

For over 20 years the pumpkin field day held at the Western Ag Research Station in South Charleston has hosted growers from around the state giving them a wide array of production and pest manageme…

Be part of the Ohio 4-H Project Showcase!
08/13/2020

Be part of the Ohio 4-H Project Showcase!

Don't forget - send us a photo of you and your project for the 4-H 2020 Project Showcase! 4-H members in good standing can submit a photo. You’ll be asked to share what you liked about the project and one new thing you learned. Parents will also need to sign their approval for youth to participate.
Here’s more:
• Select your favorite project – one per person
• Send a great photo – at least 2 MB
• Photos will be displayed on ohio4h.org
Submit your photos at go.osu.edu/4H2020Showcase
Questions! Contact Sarah Longo at [email protected]

08/11/2020

Quality Assurance education opportunities were sent out in an email to all 4-H families. Please contact our office if you can't find that email. FFA members please contact your advisor or you too may attend the 4-H opportunities.

08/07/2020

Jr. Fair Entry Pointers – Youth can enter all possibilities and scratch on show day check in. One animal per entry line.
- Exhibitor/members are allowed to exhibit/show 2 animals per specie type. Youth may enter more but only show 2.
Possible Examples: Swine - 2 Market Swine OR 1 Market Hog and 1 Breeding Gilt OR 2 Breeding Gilts
Poultry - 1 pen of broilers and 1 pen of pullets OR 1 pair fancy and 1 market turkey etc.
Beef Cattle – 1 market feeder calf and 1 breeding heifer OR 1 steer and 1 breeding OR 2 Market Steers etc.

- Identification Forms (ID) forms – No, none needed this year
- Registrations/Sheep Breed ID – Yes, due at Fair

Entries are due August 8th, fair grounds youth building. Please use the drop box to the right of the main door. Advisor signatures are not mandatory for forrms.

08/06/2020

Reminder: Market Rabbit weigh-in tonight August 6th at fairgrounds. Will be taking place in the rabbit barn from 5pm - 8pm. Masks please and social distancing!

Morrow County Jr. Fair Book and Fair Entry Form are now posted on the Extension Website.  Entries are due August 8th.  N...
07/29/2020
Junior Fair | Morrow

Morrow County Jr. Fair Book and Fair Entry Form are now posted on the Extension Website. Entries are due August 8th. No ID Forms will be due this year.

ID Forms:
Reminder, animal possession date of June 1, 2020 still applies to the 2020 Morrow County Jr. Fair. We are not requiring ID forms to be submitted this year ONLY. This is due to the date having come and gone and at this point we are relying on exhibitor honesty to only bring animals that were in possession by June 1, 2020. This is for all species that require an animal ID form.

Breed registration papers are required to be shown on the day of show.

Advisors will be getting more information soon. Please read through the book and begin to make entries.

https://morrow.osu.edu/node/909

2020 Junior Fair Book - 7/28/2020 2020 Junior Fair Entry Form - Print & Fill-In - Due August 8, 2020 2020 Morrow County Junior Fair Animal Living Arrangements Form 2020 Morrow County Citizenship Award 2020 Morrow County Leadership Award 2020 Morrow County Junior Fair Award 2020 Morrow County Fair Ki...

07/29/2020

Cattle Hoof Trimming Opportunity

When: Sunday, August 2nd
Appointments start at 9:50 AM and filled every 20 mins.

Where: Morrow County Fair Grounds Large Beef Barn

Cost: $45 per head (pay on day)

Hoof Trimmer: Joe Litt

Call for appointments: 419-947-1070

Address

5362 US HWY 42
Mount Gilead, OH
43338

Telephone

(419) 947-1070

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