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Hello, I am 39 years old and love gardening and working outside. I recently...

Hello, I am 39 years old and love gardening and working outside. I recently left an office job to try and transition into some kind of agriculture business. My wife and I have a 1/2 acre lot in Parma, Ohio and have a very impressive garden for city folks. We are considering moving out to Ashtabula County to purchase a few acres and give farming a try. Right now we are considering a 6 acre lot in Windor Township that has a mix of woods, fields, and a creek and pond. Can you recommend any resources that might help us get started? Do you know of any apprenticeships or mentor programs that might be available to me? Thank you! Michael Martinez

Cuyahoga County OH Posted about 13 hours ago

Structured water treatment unit for drinking water

There is a stainless steel unit that you plumb into your water line to purify water that claims it is better to drink. It will change the water into micro-clustered water that claims to be absorbed better into the body cells.The chemistry test is the same for before and after.From a chemical evaluation can water be changed as advertised, or is this only false promotion. If you need some literature to study, we can email it to you. Thank you

Gary

Holmes County OH Posted 3 days ago

After a loss of half of my small egg laying flock I took a hen in to submit...

After a loss of half of my small egg laying flock I took a hen in to submit samples to the state lab. (I have attached their findings) They didn't seem to have many answers for me as to how or why my one breeding pen was affected by this reovirus and why such a high mortality rate. Was this due to a the reovirus and the high G. Anatis/ Lwoffi. I have done a lot of online research and it seems reovirus doesn't carry such a high death rate. Will this virus be passed on through hatching eggs to the chicks? I see there are vaccines available is it too late for those in that coop that survived to be given it? Can I breed for resistance against this virus (it seems a lot of flocks get it and are ok) Most my hens became lame and then passed. I keep my areas very clean with proper ventilation, no outside birds or visitors ever go in, and they are not over crowded. I just do not want to be selling or breeding birds that are ill to infect others. Any help is appreciated as I am a small breeder who took a big hit with the loss of over now 10 of my specialty breeds.

Geauga County OH Posted 7 days ago

I have a small hobby farm. I want to know if I need a tax exempt number

I have a small hobby farm. I want to know if I need a tax exempt number

Morgan County OH Posted 13 days ago

can cat urine seep through carpet and padding onto a concrete slab? if so,...

can cat urine seep through carpet and padding onto a concrete slab? if so, how do you treat the concrete to eliminate the odor and prevent other pets from smelling it and urinating on those spots once re-carpeted? If tile is laid on untreated concrete will the odor be eliminated or will it seep through?

Lee County FL cat Posted 16 days ago

Hi, last spring I planted 2 acres of hardwoods mainly oak, 1 acre of native...

Hi, last spring I planted 2 acres of hardwoods mainly oak, 1 acre of native shrubs, 125 fruit trees apples mainly, and 7 acres of conifers. Conifers are consisting of white pine, loblolly,Norway spruce, and virgina pine. The planting is growing very well but I want to add some fertilizer to all the seedlings this next spring. I’m wandering what kind of fertilizer to apply and how much per seedling? I also would like some tips on pruning my fruit trees. Any info is much appreciated. Thanks

Meigs County Ohio fertilizing tree seedlings Posted 27 days ago

Hi, I run a teen center in Liberty Township and after reading about your...

Hi, I run a teen center in Liberty Township and after reading about your programs, I was wondering how do I get connected with the right people from OSU extension to see if I could have a program run here, such as Real Money, Real World?

Butler County Ohio Posted about 1 month ago

Fungicide use on small goat pasture

Hello, I have a small rye grass pasture for my nigerian dwarf and pygmy goats. It has been cold and the field has been locking in moisture and now is getting cotton swab looking fungus. Is there a fungicide that can safely be used, if so how long do we have to keep our goats from grazing?
Thanks!

Pima County Arizona pastures and grazing fungicides goats Posted about 1 month ago

Hi there. Is it legal to grow tobacco plants in Ohio for personal use? Thanks!

Hi there. Is it legal to grow tobacco plants in Ohio for personal use? Thanks!

Stark County Ohio tobacco Posted about 1 month ago

I would like to start a cooking program for our teen patrons at the Kinsman...

I would like to start a cooking program for our teen patrons at the Kinsman Free Public Library. A program where they can learn to cook healthy and cheaply for their college years and after. I was wondering if you offer any outreach programs of this kind and if you do who I can get in contact with to get such a program started? Thank You, Cheryl Slater Teen Librarian Kinsman Free Public Library

Trumbull County Ohio cooking classes Posted about 1 month ago