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  1. The Organic Certification Process for Farms

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/sag-0003

    product as organic without going through certification. If producers sell locally and have direct contact ... with their customer base, the cost of certification may be an unnecessary expense. However, these ... exempt growers are not able to use the USDA-certified organic label and may not sell to processors for ...

  2. The Case for an Outside Board of Directors for Closely Held Farm and Agricultural Businesses

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aede-0019

    companies may have a "compliance" board that fulfills legal requirements but has little input in ... strategic business decisions. While a compliance board may give the owner a greater sense of control, it ... board is a nonfunctional board meant to meet legal requirements. In fact, it may comprise only the ...

  3. Accepting SNAP Benefits at Ohio Farmers Markets

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0065

    eligible, visit marketlink.org/apply. Be mindful that this program is contigent upon funding and may change ... November 5, 2018 by Christie Welch, Program Specialist; Direct Agricultural Marketing, Ohio State ...

  4. Conducting a SWOT Analysis of Your Agricultural Business

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-42

    and Threats (SWOT) of their business in order to keep pace with the competition. You may not consider ... can be beneficial to keep you competitive. It may sound like a difficult task to complete, but it does ... competition, but in some cases you may be better off to fulfill a need they are not meeting. Opportunities and ...

  5. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio Forests: Ailanthus

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-65

    may be commonly mistaken for black walnut, sumac, or butternut. To correctly identify a tree as ... ailanthus look for a tree with:    Leaves —pinnately compound, 12 to 36+ inches long, with 11 to 27 leaflets ... application, or herbicide injections as all of these methods may result in a need for follow-up treatments to ...

  6. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio's Forests: Autumn Olive and Russian Olive

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-69-11

    control or eliminate a woody, non-native invasive shrub like autumn or Russian olive, several methods may ... that access to the area is difficult, landowners may elect to use mechanical means of removing large ... be cautious of the timing of removal. Removing vast numbers of plants may result in a large area of ...

  7. Predators of Poultry

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/vme-22

    usually housed in a variety of facility types that may or may not offer secure predator protection. In ... addition, they may not be housed at all, allowing the birds to free-range and take cover under existing ... birds, and the carcass may be found in close proximity to the site of attack. Coyotes are active night ...

  8. Hobby Maple Syrup Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-36

    from red or silver maple, but it is more likely to be cloudy and the tapping season may be shorter. ... syrup can have a heavy, almost sorghum-like flavor that may be perceived as somewhat bitter compared to ... only hot water and elbow grease. You may already have some of the items needed for this endeavor on ...

  9. ACEL Students Serve Ohio FFA

    https://acel.osu.edu/news/acel-students-serve-ohio-ffa

    (specifically agricultural education); and to give direction to the work of the organization and perform all ...

  10. Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-35

    skin occurs and may lead to permanent scarring. Contact with the eyes can cause temporary and sometimes ... may not occur until the third to fifth season. Figure 3. Leaves of giant hogweed have different shapes ... animals may account for some dispersal. The most efficient seed dispersal is known to be through human ...

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