Program News

  1. Tax Techniques for Beginning Farmers Offered at Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference

    Feb 24, 2014

    OSU Extension's Larry Gearhardt will present at the 2014 Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference on Saturday March 8, 2014. His session, "Tax Time Techniques for the Beginning Farmer," will start out by discussing the definition of "farmer" in the tax code and the advantages of being a farmer as opposed to a hobby. In addition, tax benefits and advantages of being classified as a farmer will be covered. Other items discussed will include: income and deductions availbale for farmers, depreciation of equipment, self-employment tax and where to report the information on their tax forms.

  2. Ohio Fresh Foods Corridor to Offer Specialty Crop Production Workshop

    Feb 17, 2014

    The Ohio Fresh Foods Corridor will be offering a workshop on February 25, 2014 that will focus on considerations and opportunities in specialty crop production. The workshop will feature two legal sessions: "Setting up Your Food Business: Risk Reduction and Strategies" and "Selling Your Meat, Eggs and Produce: Keeping it Safe and Legal." OSU Extension Attorney, Peggy Hall, and OSU Extension Educator, Emily Adams, will lead those sessions.

  3. New Tax and Law Bulletins Available

    Feb 14, 2014

    We've posted several new bulletins in our library. Go to the tax law library for a bulletin on "Why Did My CAUV Values Increase So Much?" Our food law library has several new additions on cottage food regulations, labeling and sampling home-based food products, and selling baked goods at a farmer's market.

  4. Farmland Leasing Workshops to be Held Around State

    Nov 26, 2013

    Ohio State University Extension is offering Farmland Leasing Workshops throughout Ohio this January through March 2014.   The program for landowners and farmers will focus on factors affecting leasing options and rental rates, analyzing rent survey data, flexible cash lease arrangements and legal issues in farmland leasing.  Workshop presenters include Peggy Hall, Assistant Professor, OSU Extension Director, Agricultural & Resource Law Program and Barry Ward, Assistant Professor, OSU Extension Leader, Production Business Management.

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  5. Ohio State University to Offer Agriculture and Natural Resources Tax Webinar and Workshop Dec. 19

    Oct 4, 2013

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will host a day-long tax webinar and workshop Dec. 19 for those who want to learn more about federal tax law changes and updates they may encounter when filing 2013 tax returns for farmers.

  6. Ohio State University to Offer Series of Tax Schools Statewide, November and December

    Oct 4, 2013

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Experienced tax preparers wanting to learn about federal tax law changes and updates for this year as well as learn more about issues they may encounter when filing individual and small business 2013 tax returns can take advantage of a series of two-day income tax schools offered by Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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