1. Level 2 Food Safety Training Classes in English and Spanish Being Provided

    Dec. 18, 2018

  2. Beef Quality Assurance Certification Offered

    Nov. 27, 2018

    The Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension will hold a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification training on Thursday, December 13. The training will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Sugarcreek Livestock Auction Barn.

    Wendy’s Restaurant, Tyson Foods, and multiple auctions will require beef and dairy producers to be certified in BQA. Anyone who sells cattle (including dairy) is required to be BQA certified and each person who receives sale checks – even if the cattle come from the same farm – must be certified.

  3. 4-H Steer Weigh-In Scheduled

    Nov. 05, 2018

    4-H and FFA youth interested in exhibiting a steer at the 2019 Tuscarawas County Fair will need to attend steer weigh-in December 8 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Show Arena at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds. There is no make-up date. No pre-registration is needed.

    More information can be found here.

  4. Hop Production and Management Workshop Planned

    Sep. 14, 2018

    The Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension will sponsor a Hop Production and Management Workshop on October 25. The workshop will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Mike McCoy Hop Yard for a tour and discussion, and then move to the Bolivar Fire Department at 7:00 p.m. for additional discussion.

  5. Local Youth Receives State 4-H Award

    Jun. 22, 2018

    Maggie Miller of Port Washington was one of 25 youth recently recognized with an Ohio 4-H Achievement Award for their outstanding efforts in Meat Goat projects.

    Maggie Miller, 17, is a nine-year Tuscarawas County 4-H member active in meat goat and swine projects. Maggie is the daughter of Michael and Emily Miller of Port Washington, Ohio. She is currently a junior at Indian Valley High School and plans on attending The Ohio State University ATI and majoring in animal science. Maggie is passionate about livestock and agriculture and plans to be become a livestock nutritionist.

  6. Kids Take on the Kitchen!

    Jun. 20, 2018

    The Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension hosted their first annual Kids in the Kitchen workshop June 11-14, 2018, in New Philadelphia at Broadway United Methodist Church.

  7. On-Farm Research in Tuscarawas County

    Jun. 20, 2018

    2018 is the second year for the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences eFields "Connecting Science to Fields" On-Farm Research Project. eFields is an Ohio State University program dedicated to advancing production agriculture through the use of field-scale research.

  8. Tuscarawas County 4-H Awarded $600 from National Raise Your Hand Initiative

    May. 29, 2018

    Tuscarawas County youth programs are benefiting from Ohio’s recent victory in the national 4-H Raise Your Hand competition.

    As one of 35 counties with the highest participation, Tuscarawas County received $600 to use for youth programs.

  9. 2018 Small Grains Field Day

    Apr. 23, 2018

    The OARDC Schaffter Farm located at 3240 Oil City Rd., Wooster, will be the host location for the 2018 Small Grains Field Day on June 12. Participants will have the opportunity to walk through research plots, take part in hands-on activities, and view equipment demonstrations.

    The cost is $25 per person if you register by June 4. Beginning June 5, registration will be $35 per person. Lunch is included in the registration fee. Both commercial and private pesticide applicator credits as well as Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits will be offered to field day participants.

  10. Management in Today's Dairy Economy

    Mar. 14, 2018

    The dairy economy is extremely difficult today and there is no definitive answer as to when it might improve. I have talked and sat around the kitchen table with a number of families who are concerned about their situation and future. Times are not easy and the decisions that need made are difficult and filled with emotion. While it will not solve the problem, understand you are not alone and most of your peers are facing the same difficult decisions.