Specialty Crops

C.O.R.N. Newsletter Articles

  1. Author(s): Garth Ruff

    The 2019 Northwest Ohio Seeds For Success Small Farm Conference will be held on Saturday, March 16 at Northwest State Community College, located at 22600 State Route 34, Archbold Ohio.  The conference provides education and topics of interest for small farm and rural landowners.  Participants will walk away from the conference with knowledge and ideas of how to improve existing enterprises or marketing opportunities.  For those who have some acreage but don’t yet know what to do with it, the conference is an opportunity to consider possibilities, gather information and make contacts.

    Issue: 2019-05
  2. Author(s): Mary Griffith , Author(s): Wayne Dellinger

    OSU Extension Union County is hosting a half day workshop for growers interested in learning about malting barley. Malting barley acres have increased in Ohio with a growing craft brewery industry. While new markets exist for Ohio grown barley, malting barley markets have different quality and protein standards than feed-grade barley traditionally grown in Ohio making it a very different crop to manage. This workshop offers an opportunity to learn more about managing malting barley.

    Issue: 2018-05
  3. Author(s): David Marrison

    Even though it is wintertime in Northeast Ohio, there is still plenty of action going on in our county’s agriculture industry.  Over the past two weeks, miscanthus harvest has begun in Northeast, Ohio.  Early reports are that nearly 350 acres (or almost 10%) of the area’s harvest has been completed thus far.  Due to the milder winter, the 2016 harvest of miscanthus is nearly five weeks ahead of last yea

    Issue: 2016-04
  4. Author(s): David Dugan

    GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) for tobacco producers will be required again for the 2015 crop.  The status of contracts for the 2015 season is leaving many producers a little uneasy at this point with Philip Morris International (PMI), basically backing away from purchasing tobacco directly from producers. PMI will have Universal as their purchasing agent, and plan to keep PMI Maysville receiving station open while closing some other stations. The contract status also has some other issues with the number of pounds of tobacco produced in 2014 well above the number of pounds needed by the

    Issue: 2015-04
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