1. Join Master Gardener Volunteers for Garden Java Conversations

    Jul. 30, 2019

    MASSILLON, Ohio- Make plans to join OSU Extension Stark County Master Gardener Volunteers this Thursday, August 1 from 10am-11am for Garden JAVA at the Stark County Master Gardener Volunteer Pollinator & Phenology Stewarship Garden located at the OSU Extension Stark County office (2800 Richville Dr. SE, Massillon, OH).  The program topic will be: Pollinators, Plants and Phenology.  Guests are asked to please bring a lawn chair for seating as our program will be held outside (weather permitting). Refreshments will be provided.

  2. 2019 Farm Transition Succession Workshop

    Jun. 12, 2019

    Transition the Farm Business to the Next Generation

    Passing the farm business on to the next generation is not automatic.  Failure to plan is a plan for failure.  Successful farm transition requires preparation and planning.  It takes time, effort, communication between family members and legal assistance.  The Wayne County Extension office is offering a two-part farm transition workshop on Friday July 19 and Friday July 26 to help farm families with the farm transition process.

  3. Dairy Margin Coverage Program Meeting on June 27

    Jun. 12, 2019

    You are invited... Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program Meeting

    Thursday June 27, 2019

    1:00 - 2:00 pm

    Stark County USDA Service Center - 2650 Richvile Drive, Massillon

    RSVP to the Stark County FSA Office - 330-830-7700 option 2

  4. Ohio Sheep and Hay Day

    Jun. 03, 2019

    This Ohio Sheep and Hay Day event at the Jackson Agricultural Research Station (JARS) will cater a similar style program to sheep (and other) producers, who may have otherwise not came to Hay Day at EARS or the Beef and Forage Field Night at JARS.

    This program structure was requested by the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association for this year’s Ohio Sheep Day, which is an annual event held on farms across the state. Ohio Sheep Day is a combined effort of The Ohio State University Extension, Department of Animal Sciences, and the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association.

  5. 2019 Ohio State Fair Livestock Ownership date change for some species

    May. 23, 2019

    Stark County 4-H Advisors, Members and Families planning to enter and show at the 2019 Ohio State Fair in the following species- Market- goat, lamb, swine and dairy feeder:

  6. Garden Java with Stark County Master Gardeners

    May. 13, 2019

    Master Gardeners will be holding Informational and Informal Converations about Gardening on the first Thursday of every month from 10-11 am in two locations in Stark County. See the flyer below for topics and more information!

  7. Stark County Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Expo To Be Held May 18!

    May. 13, 2019

    MASSILLON, Ohio—The Ohio State University (OSU) Extension Stark County Master Gardener Volunteer Program will hold its 14th Annual Plant Expo on Saturday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stark County Fairgrounds. This year’s sale location is again at the Stark County Farm Bureau Building (the large red barn) on the Stark County Fairgrounds (305 Wertz Ave. NW, Canton, 44708).

  8. Swine Influenza and African Swine Fever Biosecurity and Best Practices

    May. 03, 2019

    As we prepare for fair season, below are a few reminders on swine shows/biosecurity from OSUE and ODA: 

    Swine Influenza Resources (

  9. Chow Line: Hard-boiled eggs safer choice than soft-boiled eggs for Easter

    Apr. 19, 2019

    I prefer the texture of soft-boiled eggs versus hard-boiled eggs. Is it OK to use soft-boiled eggs for dyeing Easter eggs?

    Well, that really depends on whether you plan to eat the Easter eggs or just use them for decoration.

    Eggs are an important source of protein and are delicious to eat. However, they must be handled safely to prevent the chance of contracting a foodborne illness.

  10. Ag Crop Research Experience (ACRE) Summer Internship

    Apr. 09, 2019

    The Ohio State University Agronomic Crops Team is now accepting applications for 2019 Summer ACRE interns. The Agronomic Crop Research Experience (ACRE) program seeks to provide a rich training experience to undergraduate students in a wide diversity of disciplines related to agronomic crop research. Interns will support on-farm research by being placed in strategic hubs throughout the state. Students will gain real-world experience in scouting, sampling and evaluating agronomic crops in Ohio.