OSU Extension hosting ‘Farm Office Live’

Ohio State University Extension’s winter meetings are always a great opportunity to get the most up-to-date information on anything from ag law, farm management, ag economics, farm business analysis and other related issues

This year’s meetings will have faculty and educators with OSU’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences delivering that information through “Farm Office Live,” virtually.

“These sessions are geared towards all parts of agriculture, from farmers, of course, to agribusiness, lenders, appraisers, tax practitioners and anyone that has an interest in the economics and law aspects of the ag sector,” said Barry Ward, leader of production business management with CFAES. “We will kick off the meetings by covering what is in the latest COVID stimulus package and share how it will impact farmers because there are a lot of things in there that those in agriculture need to know about.”

Other topics to be addressed this winter include an outlook on crop input costs and profit margins, cropland values and cash rents, tax issues that may impact farm businesses, a legislative update, farm business management and estate planning updates.

Farm Office Team Note: In accordance with the Regulatory Freeze Pending Review memo issued by the White House Jan. 20, the United States Department of Agriculture has suspended the $2.3 billion of additional assistance to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program put in place during the final days of the Trump Administration.

It is not irregular for a new presidential administration to freeze rule making at the start of their administration as the transition occurs from one administration to the next. The Farm Office team will be monitoring the situation and will provide updates. Make sure to register for the next Farm Office Live webinars on Feb. 10 and12 at which time updates will be given on this issue and many more.

‘Farm Office Live’ dates, times

Jan. 13 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Jan. 15 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Feb. 10  7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Feb. 12 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

March 10  7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

March 12  10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

April 7  7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

April 9  10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Viewers can attend “Farm Office Live” online in real time or catch a recording of each program after its conclusion. Register