Program News

  1. Income tax return form

    2022 OSU Income Tax Schools

    Sep 9, 2022

    We're back! OSU Income Tax Schools is ready to help equip tax preparers with the information and guidance necessary as they prepare for the upcoming tax season. OSU Income Tax Schools will help preparers learn about issues they may encounter when filling individual and small business tax returns for 2022.

  2. It's a New Season of Farm Office Live!

    Sep 1, 2022

    Join us live from Farm Science Review to kick off our new season of Farm Office Live monthly webinars on Thursday, September 22 at 10:00 am.  This month, we'll discuss renewable energy development in Ohio, crop input costs and margins outlook and implications for farmland rents and values, mitigating long term care risk, the employee retention tax credit, and will provide an update on federal farm programs.  Register once for the season of monthly webinars at

  3. Check out our "Planning for the Future of Your Farm" bulletins

    Aug 12, 2022

    A new series of bulletins from our legal team!  We explain the legal tools and strategies that can help you plan for the future of your farm.  Read the ten-part series on wills, trusts, business entities, gifting, avoiding probate, advance directives, and strategies for transferring assets here.

  4. Combine in filed of wheat

    Read Our New Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents Report

    Aug 11, 2022

    High crop prices and COVID-era ad hoc government payments coupled with lower interest rates the last 2 1/2 years have given strength to farmland markets.  Learn more in our new Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents report, avaliable on our Farm Office page at

  5. It's time for an Ohio Farmland Leasing Update

    Jul 26, 2022

    Join us on August 11 at 8:00 a.m. to learn the latest economic information and legal updates on farmland leasing.  Register for our free Ohio Farmland Leasing Update webinar at

    Did you miss the webinar?  Catch the recording at

  6. Law bulletin on new farm lease termination law

    New farm crop lease termination law applies to landlords

    Jul 20, 2022

    A new law in Ohio effrective July 21 will affect landlords of farm crop leasing arrangements that fail to address lease termination.  For those leases--which are typically verbal leases--a landlord who wants to terminate the lease must provide a written notice of termination by September 1, according to the new law.  Read the details in our latest law bulletin.

  7. Dianne Shoemaker

    Happy retirement, Dianne Shoemaker!

    Jul 11, 2022

    The Farm Office team is minus a key member, Dianne Shoemaker, field specialist in dairy production economics and leader of the Ohio Farm Business Analysis and Benchmarking Program.  Dianne retired on June 30, ending her 36-year career with OSU Extension.  We will miss Dianne's commitment to Ohio agriculture, her work in moving dairy and grain operations toward sound financial analysis, her subtle leadership skills, and her refreshing sense of humor.  Best wishes in retirement, Dianne!

  8. Elderly couple walking together on a farm.

    Webinar: Long-Term Care Impacts on Farming Operations

    Jul 7, 2022

    Join Robert Moore, attorney with OSU's Agricultural & Resource Law Program, for this webinar hosted by the National Agricultural Law Center.  Robert will explore the costs and likelihood of needing long-term care and will analyze normal scenarios and the dreaded outlier scenarios (long stays in nursing homes)to help guide farmers on strategies to mitigate long-term care risks. Registration for the webinar is at

  9. Ohio Ag Law Facebook images and name.

    Ohio Ag Law is on Facebook!

    Jun 25, 2022

    Ohio Ag Law is now on Facebook! Gives us a like and follow to receive updates on agricultural and resource law issues, events, and more.  You can find us on Facebook by searching @OhioAgLaw or by following this link:  

  10. National Agricultural Law Center Conference

    Don't miss this Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference in Memphis

    May 6, 2022

    We're back in person for the Ninth Annual Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference hosted by our partner, the National Agricultural Law Center.  Join us in Memphis on June 10 for sessions on estate planning, the Farm Bill, foreign ownership of ag land, economic outlook, the future of dicamba and a keynote by Judge Stephen Vaden of the U.S. Court of International Trade.  Register by May 22 for an online bonus session on ag labor and updates.