The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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June 15, 2014

Information on great OSU Extension programs

Hello, Ashtabula County. Thank goodness for a great stretch of weather from the end of May and through last Sunday.

This nice stretch allowed local farmers to finish corn planting and to get a large chunk of the soybeans in the ground.

However there is more to be planted and this past week’s weather slowed us back down.

If we get some nice weather this coming week, some farmers will continue to put more soybeans into the ground and make hay.

Today, I would like to share information on two great programs that OSU Extension and our partners have planned over the next few weeks.

Are you a woodland owner looking for information on controlling invasive species in your woodland?

If so, the Woodland’s Interest Consortium of Ashtabula County would like to invite woodland owners to their “Controlling Invasive Species in Your Woodland” workshop on Saturday, June 28 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

This program will be held at Ashtabula County Metro Park’s Lampson Road Staging Area in Austinburg.

During the program, participants will learn the different control methods for the different species of invasive species found in Northeast Ohio Woodlands.

Learn more about species such as buckthorn, bush honeysuckle, grapevine, phragmites, and multiflora rose. Karen Adair, Central Lake Erie Watersheds, Project Manager for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio will be the speaker for this program.

This program has been approved for 3.0 hours of Ohio Forest Tax Law Education Credits.

The registration fee for this program is $10 per person and is required by June 20. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and are reminded that extensive walking will be required.

If special assistance is needed, please make sure to make prior arrangements.

This program is being sponsored by Ashtabula County Metro Parks, OSU Extension Ashtabula County, Ashtabula County Soil & Water Conservation District, The Nature Conservancy in Ohio- Northeast Ohio, Ohio Division of Forestry, and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Call OSU Extension at 440-576-9008 or the Ashtabula County Soil & Water Conservation District at 440-576-4946 for more information about this program.

Registration is required by June 20. A registration flyer can also be found at: http://go.osu.edu/ne-events

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