Stories by Dean Slates

Your frost seeding opportunity almost here

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Regardless of what those groundhogs had to say, spring arrives March 20.

Honey bees need your protection

Thursday, June 23, 2011

If you still remember a painful encounter with the “business end” of an ill-tempered honey bee, you are likely to have limited appreciation for the value of these unique insects. But, appreciation is indeed deserved. The honey bee’s well-known contribution of honey is far out-shadowed by its value as a pollinator of food, fiber and […]


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About Dean

Dean Slates is a program assistant with the Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District. He retired as OSU Extension Agriculture Educator in Holmes County in 2006, previously serving Stark County in that position.