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ARCHBOLD — The Ohio State University Extension will be holding a Farmland Leasing Workshop from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 13 in Voinovich Auditorium at Northwest State Community College in Archbold. The workshop is a Northwest Ohio regional event that is unique in its depth and breadth of information covered, based on cash rent survey data taken by The Ohio State University Extension State Specialists. Landowners and tenant farmers will want to attend, as factors affecting leasing options and rates will be discussed along with analyzing good and bad leasing practices. Presenters will also discuss legal issues in farmland leasing, developing a written lease for your farm and flexible versus fixed cash renting options

Speakers for the event include Barry Ward, assistant professor, OSU Extension Leader for Production Business Management; and Peggy Hall, assistant professor, OSU Extension Director, Agricultural & Resource Law Program. The program is sponsored in part by Farmers & Merchants State Bank. Cost for the program is $15 per person and includes light refreshments. Pre-registration is preferred using the flyer posted on the website. Questions related to this program can be directed towards Bruce Clevenger, Defiance County Extension, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 419-782-4771 or Eric Richer, Fulton County Extension at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 419-337-9210. Northwest State Community College is located at 22660 State Route 34, Archbold, 43502 and the auditorium is on the west end of the campus.

This Farmland Leasing Workshop is one of six of its kind being offered throughout the state this winter. For a complete list of Leasing Workshop times, dates and locations, visit

Annual Corn & Soybean Day Program Set

The annual Corn & Soybean Day program is scheduled for Jan. 23 at Sauder Farm and Craft Village’s Founders Hall from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Optional CORE & Category 6 sessions for pesticide applicator credits are available from 3:45-5:15 pm). The program has a variety of speakers and nearly 30 exhibitors sharing information on management practices for the 2014 crop production season. This year’s program is unique in that it includes one session on the non-agronomy topic of Farm Family Communication and Succession Planning presented by Bernie Erven, professor emeritus, OSU Agricultural Economics Department.

Additional topics for the day include:

Herbicide Site of Action Management

— Mark Loux, OSU Extension Weeds Specialist

Grubs & Bugs: Corn & Soybean Insect Update

— Andy Michel, OSU Extension Entomology Specialist.

Stepping Up Soybean Production: Seed Treatments and Everything But the Kitchen Sink.

— Laura Lindsey, OSU Extension Soybean and Small Grains Specialist.

Core Session: Safety and Calibration with Pesticide and Nutrient Management Application

— Glen Arnold, OSU Extension State Specialist, Manure & Nutrient Management.

Fumigation Session

— Bruce Clevenger, assistant professor and Extension Educator, Defiance County.

In addition, exhibitors from seed and input suppliers, banking, crop insurance, grain marketing and the machinery industry will be on site to share information about products and programs.

The following continuing education credits for pesticide applicators are offered throughout the day:

*Private: One hour CORE, one and a half hours Category 1, half an hour Category 2, half and hour Category 6

*Commercial: One hour CORE, one hour 2A, one hour 2C, half an hour 2D

*Michigan: Four hours total credit

*Certified Crop Advisors: Five hours total credit including NM, IPM, CM, PD

Pre-registration is $25 and is requested by Jan. 14. At the door registrations are $45 and available on a limited basis. A more detailed agenda and registration information can be found at Contact Eric Richer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources, 419-337-9210 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


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