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  1. Accepting SNAP Benefits at Ohio Farmers Markets

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0065

    about matching programs, refer to the Ohioline nutrition incentives fact sheet series. Applying for SNAP ... the market contact, the market’s physical location, and information about responsible officials. ... designated bank account. For additional information about the voucher system, contact the EBT Section of the ...

  2. The Organic Certification Process for Farms

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/sag-0003

    several decades, with U.S. sales of organic food more than doubling from 2008 to 2019 (Figure 1). Meeting ... analysis of 2016 USDA dairy-farm data found U.S. organic dairies outperformed conventional dairies of ... products. Meetings are open for public viewing and comment. The NOP also accredits regional certifiers who ...

  3. The Case for an Outside Board of Directors for Closely Held Farm and Agricultural Businesses

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aede-0019

    you, you could end up being neither rich nor king." This publication delves into the composition ... Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup, Noam Wasserman, 2013. This publication focuses ... decisions about the board are heavily dependent on the ambitions and goals of the founder/owner of the farm ...

  4. Up for the Challenge – Dairy Challenge

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-3/challenge-%E2%80%93-dairy-challenge

    a visit to interview the owner and to observe the facilities for about two hours. Then the teams of ... Debbie Ayers; Kathy Davis; and Jesse Ayers. The family’s operation includes about 685 cows and 600 ... were on the Ohio State contest team, visiting the well-known River Ranch  farm with about 5,600 cows. ...

  5. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins, and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    lactation (NE L) has increased by about 60% compared to March, it remains about a third lower than the ... detergent fiber (pe-NDF) decreased by about 10 and 20%, respectively, but both remain higher than the 5-year ... Cow-Jones Index was used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and producing milk with 3.9% fat and 3.2% ...

  6. 2024 Dairy Hall of Service Recognition

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-3/2024-dairy-hall-service-recognition

    Sires (Chair), National Association of Animal Breeders (Chair), U.S. Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding, ... profit margins’, it’s about empowering minds, fostering growth, and leaving a legacy that extends far ...

  7. Beat the Heat Before It's Late: Cooling Strategies for Dairy Cattle

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-3/beat-heat-its-late-cooling-strategies-dairy-cattle

    a few hours (about 6 hours) over a few days to capture weather variations. This simple assessment can ... usually when the air temperature is about 72°F or when the Temperature-Humidity Index (THI) is above 65. ... offspring, including increased milk yield in their future lactations. Would you like more information about ...

  8. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio Forests: Ailanthus

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-65

    foliar herbicides. Larger trees, up to about 8 inches in diameter, can be effectively controlled using ... herbicide labels. To ensure the safe and effective use of the herbicides recommended in this publication ... To ensure the safe and effective use of the herbicides recommended in this publication read the label ...

  9. Feeding Roasted Soybeans to Dairy Cattle

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-3/feeding-roasted-soybeans-dairy-cattle

     These protein levels are expressed on an as-fed basis. Whole soybeans typically contain about 36 to 38% ... soybeans typically have similar levels of fat at about 20% (DM basis; 18% as-fed basis). However, the ... the current cost of production for soybeans is about $11.50/bu (60 bu/acre yield), the USDA forecast ...

  10. Hobby Maple Syrup Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-36

    leaf and bud. All of these maple species can be used to produce syrup. With sugar maple, it takes about ... you need to be as careful about producing your syrup. You need to use proper sanitation, process the ... above freezing (ideally to about 40 degrees Fahrenheit). The sap with higher sugar content usually ...

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