News & Events

Ohio State ag dean Bruce McPheron to serve as interim provost

Published Nov. 19, 2015

Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake has named Bruce McPheron interim executive vice president and provost, effective Dec. 2. For the last three years, McPheron has served as the vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.


Published Nov. 20, 2015

The Ohio Senate has passed its version of legislation aimed at protecting farmers who offer pick-your-own vegetables, hayrides and other activities to the visiting public from civil litigation stemming from injuries on their premises.

Ohio lawmakers seek additional CAUV changes

Published Nov. 24, 2015

The bills, known as H.B. 398 and S.B. 246, call for an amendment to the capitalization rate that would provide a more accurate agriculture value by excluding appreciation and equity buildup. And both bills also seek to protect farmers who are investing in conservation practices

Ohio constitutional review panel wants to move quickly on redistricting reform f

Published Nov. 13, 2015

The goal is to present the General Assembly a proposal for congressional districts similar to one voters approved overwhelmingly Nov. 3 that amended the process in the Ohio Constitution for drawing districts for the Ohio House and Senate. The plan, on the ballot as Issue 1, was intended to bolster fairness and lessen the impact of politics.

Ohio tree farm sends Christmas firs to troops oversees

Published Nov. 13, 2015

Owner Mike Wertz first got involved with Operation Evergreen in 2002. The project sends freshly cut trees to military personnel serving overseas. The effort is part of The Ohio Christmas Tree Association. In its 20th year, it continues to spread Christmas cheer to American troops at home and abroad at various locations around the world.

NMPF manual advises farmers on antibiotic residues for milk, beef

Published Nov. 17, 2015

The Manual offers a concise review of appropriate antibiotic use in dairy animals, and can also be used as an educational tool for farm managers as they develop their best management practices necessary to avoid milk and meat residues

New farm pond recycles drainage water

Published Nov. 20, 2015

By April 1, the pond was full, ready and waiting for use by center pivots. Ninety-five percent of its water came from drain tile.

Lessons to learn from business closures outside of agriculture

Published Nov. 18, 2015

The agriculture industry is not the only facet of the economy that faces trials and tribulations of business dysfunction and changing trends. Today, we will focus on two businesses, with which I have worked, in the process of either closing their doors or seeking new ownership.


Published Nov. 17, 2015

Johanns laid out the challenge that as the nation’s producers continue to shrink in numbers they will still need to grow more food for a growing world population. In addition that rising population will occur mostly in African countries.

How to find out if your farm's tax strategy is still relevant

Published Nov. 17, 2015

Clear communication with your tax accountant and forward-looking tax planning can make a big difference for your farm.