Resources for Coronavirus

Friday, March 20th, 2020

In-person Ohio State Extension events scheduled for March and early April are being canceled due to coronavirus concern. County extension offices will also be closing, but Ohio State employees continue to work remotely and can be reached by email. Read more here. 

The Wood County Transition to Organic Grains workshop originally scheduled for April will be rescheduled for a safe and appropriate date.

Ohio State Resources for Coronavirus 

Questions Regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Farms with Employees
(pdf – English) 
(pdf – Spanish)

Mitigating Immediate Harmful Impacts of COVID-19 on Farms and Ranches selling through Local and Regional Food Markets (pdf)

Tax Implications for Farmers (pdf)

Food Safety Fact Sheets

More resources will be added at Ohio State's Addressing 2020 Agricultural Challenges website.

Need Business Help? 

OSU South Centers Business Development Network has expert advice, technology, and other resources for small businesses, manufacturers, and cooperatives. 

Learning at home

Ohio State March Ag/NR Madness
Ohio State specialists are offered Agricultural and Natural Resources Madness this March: 64 timely educational events broken into daily brackets (topics). You can register to join these live at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m. each day, or watch recorded events at your leisure. Schedule, registration, and archives can be accessed here:

E-extension Webinars on Organic/Sustainable Production
New and archived organic agriculture webinars are available through e-extension (

Upcoming seminars include:

The Microbiome: What is it and How Might it Impact Organic Dairy Production?
Monday, March 30 at 2:00 pm EDT

Update on Organic Crop Insurance Options for 2020-2021
Tuesday, March 31 at 2:00 pm EDT

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Learning From Other's Mistakes: Estate Planning Mistakes and Solutions
Wednesday, April 8 at 12:00 pm EDT

Economics of Grazing Organic Replacement Dairy Heifers
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm EDT

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