OSU Extension asked Ohio Grape Growers for their assistance in securing up-to-date information about the fee to perform tasks in Ohio vineyards. Many vineyards across Ohio hire machinery operations and other vineyard related work to be completed by others. Before this, no survey has been conducted to analyze custom rates for vineyard work in Ohio. We are asking for your assistance in responding to this inaugural Ohio Vineyard Custom Rate Survey. Please respond even if you only have a few rates to report. Please report for what you have paid to hire work or what you charge if you perform custom work. We are requesting this be completed by February 23, 2015. More information can be received by calling OSU Extension-Ashtabula County at 440-576-9008.
Northeast Ohio Dairy Survey 2013
Phosphorus Task Force
The Northeast Ohio Phosphorus Task Force was initiated by Dr. John Patterson, Ohio House of Representative for District 99, in collaboration with the OSU Extension Offices in Northeast Ohio and the Northeast Ohio Counties of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. The committee was formed to take a proactive approach to the Senate Bill 1 legislation passed in 2015 which created new rules for manure and fertilizer application specifically for Northwest Ohio due to toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie. A concern of this committee was the parameters of this legislation could eventually be expanded state-wide in the future which could hamper animal agriculture in Ashtabula, Geauga, and Lake counties. Committee membership included farmers, Extension personnel, Farm Bureau and Farmers Union members, and agricultural cooperative members.