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  1. Join Darke County 4-H!

    https://darke.osu.edu/news/join-darke-county-4-h

    Although the 2020 deadline to join Darke County 4-H is not until April 1, now is the time to begin thinking about joining a 4-H club. 4-H is Ohio State University Extension’s non-formal, educational program for youth.  Ohio 4-H membership is based on a ch ...

  2. School Enrichment

    https://darke.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/school-enrichment

    The Darke County 4-H School Enrichment program is designed to integrate life science, agriculture and STEM programming into elementary classrooms. We provide hands-on science activities tied to Ohio’s Academic Content Standards.  These activities enable y ...

  3. Shinrin-Yoku

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/events/shinrin-yoku

    Shinrin-Yoku means "Forest Bathing." Forest baths are gentle walks that support well-being through sensory immersion in forests and other naturally healing environments. Register for a free Shinrin Yoku session on Sunday, November 17 from 1-3 at ...

  4. Pesticide Treatment Workshop: Protecting Hemlock Trees from Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) and Elongate Hemlock Scale (EHS)

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/events/pesticide-treatment-workshop-protecting-hemlock-trees-hemlock-woolly-adelgid-hwa-and-elongate

    Please visit this site for more info and to register: http://support.nature.org/site/Calendar?id=12824&view=Detail.  The agenda is also attached.    ...

  5. Nature Film Night

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/events/nature-film-night

    A fun yet provocative film night hosted by the OSU-Mansfield Ecolab Wednesday, November 20, 2019.  Come at 6:00 to share a few refreshments and then watch the five short films and have some facilitated discussion between 630 and 830.  ...

  6. Chow line: Pawpaws making a comeback in Ohio, other markets

    https://agnr.osu.edu/news/chow-line-pawpaws-making-comeback-ohio-other-markets

    What is a pawpaw, and is it healthy for you? The pawpaw is the largest edible fruit that is native to the United States, grown indigenous in some 26 states nationwide including Ohio. The majority of pawpaws are grown from the Great Lakes to the Florida Pa ...

  7. Soil health at risk on fallow fields

    https://agnr.osu.edu/news/soil-health-risk-fallow-fields

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—With so many Ohio fields left unplanted this year, farmers should consider the risks to next year’s crops, soil experts from The Ohio State University warn. If wind or rain carry away the topsoil of a bare field, it can take years to rebuil ...

  8. Need Farm Workers? It could get easier

    https://agnr.osu.edu/news/need-farm-workers-it-could-get-easier

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Hiring migrant farm workers will become cheaper and easier as a result of several upcoming changes to the process, according to a labor economist with The Ohio State University. The  new rules  on getting visas for temporary foreign workers ...

  9. 2020 4-H Volunteer Information

    https://darke.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/2020-4-h-volunteer-information

    Adults interested in becoming 4-H Volunteers in Darke County have until February 15, 2020 to submit their completed applications.  NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Becoming a 4-H Volunteer requires interested persons to submit a completed applicati ...

  10. Warring with Weeds

    https://agnr.osu.edu/news/warring-weeds

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—They can sprout up anywhere in a field and they increasingly do: weeds, specifically a family of weeds known as pigweeds. As they harvest, farmers should watch for patches of  pigweeds, which are quickly multiplying across the state. A camp ...

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