Recent Updates

  1. Safe Use of Harvesting Equipment with Cutterbars

    Objective: To be able to safely work with and unplug cutterbar-equipped farm machinery. Trainer’s Note Conduct this session in the shop or field. Have harvesting equipment available to demonstrate the proper way to unplug cutters. Review service and maintenance needs. Emphasize that safety must always be the first priority. Review the true or false quiz.
  2. The Benefits of Family Meals

    Conversation, togetherness, relationship building, and healthful eating are just a few of the benefits family mealtimes provide. In today’s hectic lifestyle, it can be challenging to bring the family together for a shared meal; however, the benefits may be worth the extra effort.
  3. Safe Use Of Hand Pallet Trucks

    Objective: To be able to safely use hand pallet trucks in the work place. Trainer’s Note
  4. Safe Use of Hand-Held Tools

    Objective: To be able to use hand-held tools in a safe manner. Trainer’s Note
  5. Safe Use Of Flammable Liquids

    Objective: To be able to use flammable liquids in a safe manner. Trainer’s Note Review the following information with workers. Stress the importance of keeping flammables away from any possible sparking. Encourage workers to discuss situations where sparking flammables was a problem. Review the true or false quiz.
  6. Safe Operation of Portable Circular Power Saws

    Objective: To be able to safely use power saws, and to prevent injuries. Trainer’s Note Hold this session in the shop. Discuss the hazards involved with using power saws and how these hazards can be avoided. Ask the workers why the hazards associated with power saws are often overlooked. Review the true or false quiz.
  7. Safe Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia

    Objective: To incorporate adequate safety precautions when working with or transporting anhydrous ammonia (NH3).  Trainer’s Note
  8. Spray Irrigation of Reclaimed Wastewater for Rural Homes

    Septic systems require deep permeable soil of at least 36 inches to treat and safely disperse wastewater onsite. However, in almost 85 percent of Ohio’s land area, the soil is too shallow to seasonal water tables or other limiting conditions. One option for many rural areas is to first treat the wastewater, disinfect it, and then irrigate lawn and landscaping on the lot.
  9. Calculating Cation Exchange Capacity, Base Saturation, and Calcium Saturation

    The purpose of this fact sheet is to define soil cation exchange capacity, base saturation and calcium saturation, and demonstrate how these values are calculated in soil test reports.
  10. Pigweed Identification Guide

    A number of pigweed species are found in Ohio. These species can become very problematic and reduce crop yields. Pigweed identification can be difficult, especially at the seedling stage of growth. This guide will help in making a correct identification based on typical pigweed characteristics.