Stories tagged with: OSU Extension

May 12, 2014 - 11:39am
8 weeks 6 days ago

The consecutive days of wet weather we've seen have local farmers concerned about planting this season.

The rain has not been excessive, however, the breaks between events have been minimal. This has resulted in poor soil conditions and untimely planting.

"Typically we'd like to see that corn planted in the early part of May," said Mark Mechling,Extension Educator for Muskingum County. "Here we are almost half way through the month and a lot of crops are not in the...

October 7, 2013 - 1:48pm
39 weeks 6 days ago

The stink bug you may have been seeing is called the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. The stink bug, which is native to Japan, Korea and China, is more destructive than the native green-colored stink bugs that typically show up in fall. OSU Extension Educator Mark Mechling says the bug isn't harmful to humans, but to Ohio's agriculture industry.

"It's potentially a very destructive insect to the fruit and vegetable industry here in the Midwest," said Mechling. "It's really...

May 31, 2012 - 6:17pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

The Muskingum County OSU Extension Office is submitting its 2013 budget request.

On Thursday Extension Educator Mark Mechling discussed the report with the county commissioners.  He said the office utilizes the funding to provide educational programming in agriculture, natural resources and youth development throughout the county.

"Primarily our main budget item is personnel for the extension office budget," said Mechling.  "Other costs also include...

May 15, 2011 - 6:36pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

Some Noble County families spent their Sunday learning about agriculture.

The public was welcomed to tour the Eastern Agriculture Research Station in Caldwell. Farm Manager Wayne Shriver said it's important for people to understand agriculture and how it benefits them.

"These kids in school these days have to meet so many state standards and with this function they meet a lot of standards just in one day so it gives them an opportunity to see how it applies to the real life...

November 5, 2010 - 11:42am
3 years 35 weeks ago

Eighth graders at a local school are learning how to budget money when their out on their own.

The OSU Extension is sponsoring a Financial Literacy Program called Real Money Real World and the students find out what it's like to be 25 and living in the real world.

"They are given a salary, an occupation, and so many children or in some cases no children and based on that they have to go make decisions about how they are going to pay their bills every month," Extension...

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