Recent Updates

  1. Double-Cropping Soybean Following Small Grains

    Double cropping is the establishment and harvest of a second crop (usually soybean) the same season that a first crop is harvested (usually a small grain). There are two primary requirements for profitable double cropping: 
  2. Starting a 4-H Teen Leader Group 

    The following information is a guide for starting, expanding, or maintaining a teen leader group. Individuals who start a group or would like more assistance, should reach out to the Ohio 4-H teen leadership design team to be involved in the mentorship program. 
  3. Important Aspects of an Oil and Gas Lease

    Oil and gas exploration may have great economic implications for landowners; however, money is not the only issue at stake when preparing a lease. A good lease is about maximizing economic gains and protecting the land resource and usability. The terms of a lease should be favorable to both parties. Each landowner has a different set of goals, and those goals influence the desired lease terms. A lease is negotiable, and landowners should work with a knowledgeable attorney to amend an oil and gas lease to meet their desired goals.
  4. Post Corn, Going to Soybean: Use Cereal Rye

    This publication is intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to growing cover crops. With experience, farmers may fine-tune the use of cover crops for their systems. The following recipe provides an introductory approach to integrating a cover crop into a corn-soybean rotation. Planting a cover crop ahead of a soybean cash crop is often the easiest way to introduce cover crops into the rotation.
  5. Post Soybean, Going to Corn: Use Oats/Radish  

    This publication is intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to growing cover crops. With experience, farmers can fine-tune the use of cover crops for their systems. The following recipe provides an introductory approach to integrating a cover crop into a soybean-corn rotation. Often the easiest place to begin is to plant a cover crop ahead of a soybean cash crop following corn, so consider starting with the companion recipe titled Post Corn, Going to Soybean (publication MCCC-116; see Resources).   
  6. College Savings Options

    For many, a college education is something they dream of, and with proper planning, it can become a reality. According to The Federal Reserve (May 2019) the typical amount of education debt in 2018, among those with any outstanding balances, was between $20,000 and $24,999. Ohio residents are slightly above the national average debt ($28,650) at $30,629 at the time of graduation with 62% of students having some form of college loan (The Institute for College Access & Success, 2018).
  7. Involving Teens as 4-H Leaders

    Teens go through many physical, mental, social, and emotional changes (Tomek & Williams, 1999). These transitions can sometimes be overwhelming as individuals move from being an adolescent to an adult.
  8. Tools for 4-H Public Speaking

    People speak in front of a group on a daily basis. It may be the deciding factor in many things such as whether you are selected for a leadership position, a job, and even may help provide information to friends or family.
  9. 4-H Project Learning

    In 4-H, club members learn about different subject matter through their work on projects. More than 220 projects are available to Ohio 4-H members. Through these projects, members learn about topics that are of interest to them, at a pace that is set by them. The project is a way for youth to learn to set and accomplish goals.
  10. Engaging Older Youth in 4-H Club Work

    In 2019, Ohio 4-H enrollment statistics showed there were 9,495 third and fourth graders enrolled in community 4-H clubs across the state compared to 5,676 11th and 12th grade youth.

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