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Please click on the links below to access the current news stories from OSU Extension, Butler County.
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Butler County Commissioners
The Ohio State University Extension in Butler County gratefully acknowledges the continued help and support of our local county commissioners – Don Dixon, T.C. Rogers, and Cindy Carpenter. Their input, participation and support of our office and our programming is greatly appreciated.
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Announcements
Composting Rule Change Supports Urban Gardens
From the Ohio EPA’s “Compliance & Prevention Quarterly” Autumn 2012: Ohio EPA’s new composting rules (OAC Chapter 3745-560), effective April 2, make it easier for households, community gardens and urban farms to compost materials from a variety of sources.
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Butler County Guide to Local Foods
The Ohio State University, Butler County Extension Office is in the process of creating a brochure that will highlight producers /growers who have farm markets, farm stands, sell farm produce, meat, eggs, flowers, honey, Christmas trees, or other agricultural products appropriate for sale to the public.
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County News
Butler County Local Foods Directory
From Terri Chatfield, FCS Program Assistant: Ohio State University Extension is very pleased to offer the first edition of our Butler County Local Foods Directory. In response to the excitement of the growing local foods movement we wanted to make it easier for residents to find quality fresh local farm products grown and produced in Butler County.
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What is Extension?
Please click on link below for a short video titled "What is Extension?" Learn about the four program areas that Extension supports and what OSU Extension can do for you.
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State News
Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!
The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing
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Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in Ohio; OSU Extension Offers Information Hotline
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture today (6/17) announced the first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Ohio. An exotic, invasive insect that kills maples and other trees, ALB was found in Bethel, Clermont County, in southwest Ohio.
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