Recent Updates

  1. Is It Pine, Spruce, or Fir?

    Nov 19, 2019

    Pine (Pinus spp.), spruce (Picea spp.), and fir (Abies spp.) are all types, or genera, of medium to tall (60-200 feet), evergreen, needle-bearing, cone-producing trees that have a conical or pyramidal shape. Collectively, they are called conifers because of their cone production. Conifers are commonly found growing in Ohio landscapes and several species are used as Christmas trees. To the casual observer, these trees look similar, but they belong to different genera.
  2. Working with Large Round Bale Equipment

    Nov 14, 2019

    Objective: To know how to prevent possible incidents when working with large round bales and equipment. Trainer’s Note It is important to remember that these bales are very heavy and are able to roll. Informally discuss with employees how to accomplish work objectives safely. It will be helpful to review the module on tractor safety, cutter bar safety, and power-take off (PTO) with this discussion. Review the true or false quiz.
  3. Family Mealtime: Routines and Rituals

    Nov 12, 2019

    Are there any routines in your life that make you feel happy, more aware, and balanced? For some, it may be activities such as yoga, or simply enjoying tea and reading the paper in the morning.