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History of Ohio 4-H
4-H Was Born in Ohio On January 15, 1902, A. B. Graham, superintendent of schools in Clark County, established the Boys and Girls Agricultural Clubs (the earliest name for 4-H) when he organized the Springfield Township Agricultural Experiment Club.
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Ohio Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification Requirements
By now, most farmers and commercial fertilizer applicators have heard that those applying commercial fertilizer to more than 50 acres will need to become certified. This has come about as a result of the water quality issues in Ohio's lakes and the nitrogen that is transported down the Mississippi River and contributes to hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico. Those who hire their fertilizer application done, or only apply fertilizer through the planter, do not need to be certified. Manure is also currently exempt from this certification because there are other regulations that some manure applicators must follow.
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County News
Ohio Ag Fertilizer Certification Training Class
This training is for Farmers who DO NOT have an Ohio Pesticide Applicator License. Farmers who have an Ohio Pesticide License with get certified at their next Pesticide recertification class.
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2015 Pesticide License Recertification & Ohio Ag Fertilizer Applicator Certification Class
Farmers needing to get their private pesticide applicator license recertified and to certify for the Ohio Ag Fertilizer Applicator Certification this winter can do so on Tuesday, February 3 from 8:00AM - 1:00PM or Tuesday, March 17 from 4:00PM - 9:00PM at the Kalida Knights of Columbus Hall.
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State News
Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!
The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing
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Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in Ohio; Maples, Other Trees at Risk
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture today (6/17/11) announced the first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Ohio trees!
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