Beacon Tabs OSU Extension 100 Years - Page 8

Agriculture and Natural Resources Sustainable Food Systems - Environmental Quality - Engaged Ohioans - Vibrant Communities Ohio’s diverse agricultural, hor- ticultural and forestry industries contribute more than $100 billion to the state’s economy every year. OSU Extension agriculture and natural resources (ANR) pro- grams assist with technology, marketing and educational sup- port – protecting Ohio’s position in the global marketplace. OSU Extension also works to help local residents and commu- nity leaders enhance and sustain the environment and natural ar- eas throughout the state, balanc- ing economic advancement with environmental sustainability. Our ANR professionals help producers develop and expand profi table, sustainable farming and other agricultural business- es – thereby creating jobs and economic opportunity for Ohio’s citizens. Th ey also provide lead- ership, collaboration, consulting, unbiased information, applied research, and access to land-grant university knowledge to address local issues and needs. Contributed | Beacon 1954, Paul Doughty, leading brother Walter Doughty’s steer Contributed Contributed 1963, Phyllis Pew Agriculture and Natural Resources Events 1954, Walter Doughty with his steer. Contributed Beef Quality Insurance - Th ursday, April 25 Food companies such as Tyson Foods and Wendy’s, announced last year their intent beginning in 2019 to only purchase cattle which originate from producers and feed yards who are Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certifi ed. Th erefore, many stockyards and buyers are requiring this training for beef producers who sell to them. Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Beef Council, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and Ohio’s cattle auction markets and collection points have been off ering BQA trainings in Ohio across Ohio. OSU Extension in Coshocton County is pleased to be off ering another training session on Th ursday, April 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Coshocton County Ser- vices Building (Room B100) located at 724 S. Seventh St. in Coshocton. Th ere is no fee for this program but pre-registrations are requested by calling the Coshoc- ton County Extension offi ce at 740-622-2265. Producers may take an in-person class or complete the training online at bqa.org. Producers who partic- ipate in training (either on-line or in person) will re- ceive a BQA Certifi cation which is good for three years. More information about the Beef Quality Assurance Pro- gram can be found at http://u.osu.edu/beefteam/bqa/. Free Consultations! The Frontier Power Company New Location that is Handicap Accessible to Better Serve My Clients! J. Carleen O’Bryon 740-610-0075 1101 Chestnut Street, Coshocton farmerjcob@yahoo.com Janice Carleen O’Bryon is not affi liated with the Federal Medicare Program 8-B THE BEACON Contributed | Beacon Congratulations on your 100 Year Anniversary! Are you Medicare-eligible? Did you recently lose access to your providers? Or did your Provider network recently change? Contact me to see what plan options you may have as a result of this loss/change! Hydrangea Workshop – Tuesday, April 30 OSU Extension Coshocton County is pleased to be off ering a Hydrangea School on Tuesday, April 30, at the Coshocton County Services Building - Room 145 located at 724 S. Seventh St. in Coshocton from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join OSU Extension Educator Eric Barrett to dis- cover the world of hydrangeas. Learn about types, care, pruning and bloom times. You’ll receive a quick reference chart to take to the garden center and a hydrangea plant to take home. Th e registration fee for this workshop is $30 per person. Please make checks payable to OSU Extension. Mail to: Coshocton Exten- sion Offi ce, 724 S. Seventh St., Room 110, Coshocton, OH 43812. Registration includes handouts, light refreshments and a hydrangea plant to take home for your land- scape. Due to space limitations, this program will be limited to the fi rst 50 registrants. Call the Coshocton County Extension at 740-622-2265 for more informa- tion. A registration fl yer can also be found at: http:// go.osu.edu/coshoctonevents. 770 South 2nd Street, Coshocton, OH 43812 740-622-6755 • 800-624-8050 • www.frontier-power.com www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com APRIL 17, 2019