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October 2014

October 6 End Date
Union County Homemaker's Trip to Asheville N.C.
Everyone is welcome to join us for 4 days/3 nights bus trip to Asheville and The Biltmore North Carolina. Cost $449 (double occupancy) Deposit due May 1. Balance due August 1. Times given are approximations.

November 2014

November 11 End Date
Veteran's Day Holiday
The Union County Extension Office will be closed November 11(in observance of Veteran's Day).
November 27 End Date
Thanksgiving Day Holiday
The Union County Extension Office will be closed November 27 & 28 in observance of the Columbus Day and Thanksgiving Day Holidays.

December 2014

December 24 End Date
Extension Office Closed
The Extension Office is Closed December 24 & 25 in observance of President's Day and Christmas Day

January 2015

January 1 End Date
Office Closed
The Union County Extension Office will be closed on January 1, in observance of New Year's Day
Top Stories
Farm Bill Meetings
The Farm Bill has passed but that is only the beginning of the process. Insurance is a crucial part to the management of many farms and farmers now must decide which programs are best suited for their operations. OSU Extension, in partnership with the local offices of USDA Farm Service Agency, Farm Credit Services, Farm Bureau, are offering a Farm Bill Program in Champaign and Union Counties on September 10, 2014. The Champaign County meeting will be held from 1-3 pm in the Michael’s Building at the Champaign County Fairgrounds (384 Park Ave, Urbana). The Union County meeting will be held from 5-7 pm in the Union County Services Building (940 London Avenue, Marysville).
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2014 The Ohio State Fair Project Results
Below is the link to the 2014 Ohio State Fair Non-Livestock Link.
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4-H at the Farm: Celebration and Fundraiser for 4-H Endowment
Come enjoy the Fun! All Union County 4-H members and their families and friends are invited! Cost: $10/person age 3 and over. Age 2 and under are free. Families of 5+ maximum cost of $50. 100% of all ticket sales will go to the Union County 4-H Endowment Fund.
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County News
Cover Crops Field Day
The Cover Crop Field Day planned for September 10 has been moved to September 24 to allow for more growth of the plants and not conflict with the Farm Bill meetings. It will be from 4-6 pm on the corner of State Route 31 and Amrine-Wood Road just North of Marysville.
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State News
Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!
The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing
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Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in Ohio; Maples, Other Trees at Risk
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture today (6/17/11) announced the first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Ohio trees!
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