Fall announcements include a job opening, FSR tickets

Hello, Northeast Ohio. I hope each of you had a great Labor Day. To me, the holiday weekend is bittersweet as it marks the end of summer.

It won’t be long before corn silage harvest is underway. Up here in Ashtabula County, our crops are a few weeks behind due to the cooler than normal summer, and the fields are saturated.

So, I am hoping for a nice dry and warm fall. Today, I would like to hit the variety box to discuss OSU Extension’s search for an agriculture extension educator, remind you about purchasing your Farm Science Review tickets, and let you know of a great agronomy publication.

Job opening

OSU Extension in Trumbull County is taking applications through Sept. 14 for an agricultural and natural resources Extension educator.

The ANR educator will provide overall leadership to developing and conducting a proactive applied research and education program in agriculture and natural resources, to meet current and future needs in farm management, livestock and crop production, food security, home horticulture/master gardeners, commercial horticulture, farm land use issues, innovative agricultural business opportunities, environmental quality and sustainability, renewable energy, and bio-based products.

Required job qualifications include a master’s degree and at least one degree in agriculture, natural resources, or a related field (plant science is preferred).

The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills, and experience working with diverse clientele and organizations; demonstrated success in working as part of a team and initiating collaborative partnerships is sought; leadership ability, and strong teaching and subject matter expertise in at least one area of agriculture is necessary.

To learn more about this position (Job #400890), or to apply, go to: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/57553.

FSR is around the corner

Northeast Ohio farmers should make plans to attend the Farm Science Review in London, Ohio from September 16-18, 2014.

Sponsored by The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, the Farm Science Review is known as the Midwest’s premier agricultural event and draws more than 130,000 farmers, growers, producers and agricultural enthusiasts from across the United States and Canada annually.

Participants are able to peruse 4,000 product lines from more than 600 commercial exhibitors and engage in educational opportunities with Ohio State and Purdue University specialists, Ohio State Extension, and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

This year’s show will mark the 10th anniversary of partnership with Purdue University and Purdue Extension. Pre-sale tickets are now on sale at all of our OSU Extension offices for $7 per person.

Get your tickets

Tickets will be on sale until 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Tickets will be $10 at the gate. The FSR show hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. More information about the Farm Science Review can be found at: http://fsr.osu.edu/ A complete listing of the show schedule can be found at: http://fsr.osu.edu/resources/documents/pdf/2014-docs/2104-show-schedule.

New crop guide

OSU Extension has made available Bulletin 827, the “Corn, Soybean, Wheat & Alfalfa Field Guide,” for purchase from your local county Extension office. This guide has been designed to be used by scouts, crop advisors and farmers when they are scouting their fields.

It includes information on insect, disease and weed identification as well as agronomic information that should be valuable when checking fields. The guide is divided into seven sections: Corn Management, Soybean Management, Wheat Management, Alfalfa Management, Weed Identification, Sampling, Pesticide Application Technology, and General Crop Management.

This spiral-bound book includes color photographs, as well as an index of topics that can be used to quickly locate page numbers for your topic of interest. This publication can be purchased from your local Extension office for $12.50 for the spiral bound book.

A PDF version of this bulletin can also be purchased for $10 at the OSU E-Stores website at: http://estore.osu-extension.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=2841.

Good luck as you prepare for the fall harvest and remember to stay safe. Have a good and safe fall.

About the Author

(David Marrison is an agricultural extension educator in Ashtabula County.) More Stories by David Marrison

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