1. Farm Bill Update: ARC/PLC

    Nov. 10, 2019

    The 2018 Farm Bill allows the choice to enroll in ARC or PLC for 2019-2023.  Enrollment for 2019 is currently open with the deadline set as March 15, 2020. Join OSU Extension and the Farm Service Agency for an informational meeting to learn about changes to the ARC/PLC, important dates and deadlines, crop insurance – supplemental coverage option, and using decision tools to evaluate program choices to make informed program decisions. For many this could be a $30,000 decision. Come to the meeting and we will share with you how to use the tools to make the best decision.

  2. Turkey Time Tips!

    Nov. 01, 2019

    Holidays are full of food and family.  Make your holiday dinner one to that will be remembered for all the right reasons with these recipes and food safety tips.

    How long should I thaw my turkey?

  3. Scholarship available

    Feb. 21, 2019

    The Miami County Master Gardener Volunteers announce the availability of three $1,000 scholarships in 2019. The organization generates funds throughout the year through garden tours, educational workshops, and other various projects. Any Miami County resident attending a four year college, university, or technical school majoring in one of the following fields of study: agriculture, horticulture, environment science, natural resources, or conservation is eligible to apply.

  4. Master Gardener Volunteer Program Training Announced

    Oct. 25, 2018

    In the fall of 2020, a Master Gardener Volunteer training will be offered to residents of Miami and surrounding counties.  The Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides broad instruction in horticulture for enthusiasts of any skill level or interest who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!

  5. Fifth Graders Get a “Taste” of Gardening

    Sep. 11, 2018

    In August, Miami County Master Gardener Volunteers began their second year of working with Piqua Central Intermediate School to teach students about gardening and growing vegetables. The Master Gardeners plan to provide a total of four organized, educational lessons, which reinforce life science curriculum standards. With the help of MGVs, the children planted lettuce and radishes in hopes of a fall harvest. The students learned about plant selection, planting depth, and parts of a seed.