The Coshocton County Beacon October 17, 2018 - Page 5

OCTOBER 17, 2018 CFAES Autumn 2018 Update Upcoming Events:  Banner Club, Jr. Fair Board, Equine Merit & County Medals App. Due– Oct. 19  Fall Foliage & Farm Tour– Oct. 20-21  Beef Quality Assurance– Oct. 22  Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?– Oct. 29  Jr. Leadership Trip to Vertical Adv.– Nov. 3  Take Charge of Your Diabetes During the Holidays– Nov. 12 THE BEACON 5 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities Workforce Development This summer the Master Gardener Volunteers (MGV) offered 5 Lunch and Learn programs, a Pollinator Walk and 2 Perennial Garden Workshops teaching on topics from houseplants to monarch butterflies to grape care to soil testing. MGVs are also available to speak at meetings for your club or organization about a variety of gardening topics. Coshocton County Extension educators taught the new Leadership Coshocton County class about effective communication for their different personality types and led participants in team building activities. Environmental Quality Sustainable Food Systems The Coshocton County Extension office is currently conducting an Agricultural & Natural Resource Needs Assessment survey for Coshocton County. Farmers, landowners and others involved in the agricultural industry are being asked to complete this survey. Paper copies can be obtained by stopping in our office or to complete online visit Be entered to win a $100 gift card just for completing. The 48 th Annual Coshocton County Fall Foliage and Farm Tour will be held Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21. This year's tour will highlight northeast Coshocton County. There will be plenty of opportunities for participants to have an up-close experience with agriculture along the tour route. Brochures will be available starting Saturday morning at The Animal Boutique & Villas (23905 Airport Road, Coshocton). Health and Wellness Thriving Across the Life Span OSU Extension helps adults with limited resources make healthy, safe, and budget- friendly food choices through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. Participants learn how to select more nutritional foods, gain skills in food preparation and better manage their food budget. The 6th annual Showman of Showmen winner at the Coshocton County Junior Fair was Justin Mason of Above & Beyond 4-H Club. The contest is for 4-H and FFA youth to enhance and encourage showmanship skills among multiple species. 11 youth competed in the event that were winners of their respective species including beef, sheep, swine, dairy, horse, goat, poultry, small animal, llama, dog and rabbit.  Farmers Breakfast: Commodity Markets: Today’s Yo-Yo– Nov. 13  For the Love of Lamb Dinner– Nov. 17  Closed for Thanksgiving– Nov. 22-23  Junior Leadership Christmas Party at Lou & Gib Ice Arena– Dec. 9  Farmers Breakfast: Recollections of a Retired Master Taxidermist– Dec. 11  Closed for Christmas– Dec. 24-25  Farmers Breakfast: Country Roads Updates– Jan. 8  Perennial Garden Design and Plant Selection– Jan. 16  Agronomy School– Jan. 29 Welcome to our new ANR Educator, David Marrison! Welcome to our new SNAP-Ed Program Assistant, Tammy Zimmer! Visit us anytime at Visit us anytime online online at COSHOCTON.OSU.EDU Contact us: 724 South 7th Street Room 110 Coshocton, OH 43812 Phone: 740-622-2265 Like us on Facebook! Coshocton County 4-H, Coshocton County Master Gardener Volunteers, and OSU Extension Coshocton County CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscrimina- tory basis. For more information, visit For an accessible format of this publication, visit 0028_101718