The Southern Ohio Farm Show is a new program
offered weekly by the OSU Extension offices from
Brown, Clermont, Adams and Highland Counties.

Each episode features educational topics, items of local interest and many other helpful ideas and resources.

The Southern Ohio Farm Show is broadcast through Zoom. Register for the program at - https://go.osu.edu/farmshowregistration

2021 Episodes

June 30, 2021 - This week we discuss the Tree of Heaven, forages, and celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks. Have a safe holiday weekend and tune in next week for another new episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show.

 

 

June 23, 2021 - This episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show features information on forages and pollinators in celebration of National Pollinator Week. Tune in next week for another new episode!

 

 

June 17, 2021 - Topics included in this week's episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show: - Sustainable Grazing and Pasture Management - River birch identification with Dave Apsley - Information on field tile - and information on fescue with Richard Purdin.

 

 

June 9, 2021 - In this week's episode, we feature: - Woodland Plant Identification with Dave Apsley - Buried Utilities - Alfalfa with Richard Purdin - and a June garden update with Dr. Tim McDermott

 

 

June 2, 2021 - This week we learn about eFields research in Brown County with James Morris, discuss cover crop test plots at the Farm Science Review with Jason Hartschuh and Amanda Douridas, and have another woodland identification with Dave Apsley.

 

 

May 26, 2021 - This week we learn about the importance of calling 811 before you dig or conduct field work over buried power or gas lines, learn about horse barrel racing and forages.

May 19, 2021 - In this week's episode, we feature: -Weather outlook with Dr. Aaron Wilson -Information on Yellow Poplar with Dave Apsley -Tick removal with Dave Apsley and Dr. Tim McDermott -Spring planting in Southern Ohio with Dr. Brooke Beam -Growing your own spinach salad -Specialty crop bulletins with Dr. Gary Gao -Home composting with Andrew Holden

 

 

May 12, 2021 - This week we learn about cicadas, spring weeds, and a garden update. Tune in next week for another new episode!

 

 

April 28, 2021 - Join us for the first anniversary episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show!

In this episode we cover: -Weather outlook with Dr. Aaron Wilson -Visit the new Maplecrest Meats & More in Hillsboro to learn about locally sourced meat products with Joanie Grimes, Andrea Holt, and Lindsey Hall. -Get tips for a championship lawn at Snow Hill Country Club from Dave Miller -Learn about Equine studies at Wilmington College in preparation for the Kentucky Derby this weekend with Daren Wright, Stephanie McConnell, Savannah Cool and Myckala Geisler. Tune in next week for another new episode! We will continue our discussion at Snow Hill Country Club to learn about the historic Inn and gardening tips for flowers. To register for the live Zoom broadcast that occurs every Wednesday at 10 AM, register via: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/...

 

April 21, 2021 - In this week's episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show, we visit Sim's Family Golf Center to learn tips for putting, April gardening update from Dr. Tim McDermott, and a weather outlook with Dr. Aaron Wilson. Be sure to tune in next week for the 1st anniversary of the Southern Ohio Farm Show!

 

 

April 14, 2021 - In this week's episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show, we discuss anhydrous ammonia application with Jed Bower, a National Corn Growers Association Board Member. Richard Purdin also discusses spring forage seeding. Tune in next week for another new episode!

 

 

April 7, 2021 - This week on the Southern Ohio Farm Show, Pat Brinkman teaches us how to make apple nachos and Gigi Griffith Neal teaches us the best practices for growing potatoes. Tune in next week for another new episode!

 

 

March 31, 2021 - Avocado deviled eggs and tips for growing potatoes are featured in this week's Southern Ohio Farm Show. Join Tammy Jones and Gigi Neal for this food-focused episode.

Next week's show will feature part 2 of Gigi Neal's presentation on growing your own potatoes.

 

 

March 24, 2021 - In this episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show:
-Dr. Aaron Wilson provides a weather outlook
-Lisa Barlage teaches us how to make a healthy green smoothie
-Dave Apsley helps us identify another tree in the woods
-Richard Purdin discusses top dressing wheat
Tune in next week for another new episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show where we will have another recipe from Tammy Jones to help you get ready for your Easter meal.

 

March 17, 2021 - Tammy Jones and Richard Purdin teach us how to make healthy March Madness snacks and combat Autumn Olive in this week's episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show.
Tune in next week for another new episode and more tips for March Madness snacks!

March 10, 2021 - Featured segments on this week's episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show include: -Maple syrup recipes for dinner and dessert with Brooke Beam -Tree identification with Dave Apsley -Invasive weeds with Tony Nye and Ken Ford Join us next week for another all new episode!

March 3, 2021 - In this week's episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show: -Learn about Highland County 4-H from several Junior Leaders -Follow the process of maple syrup production at Clermont County's Pattison Park. Tune in next week for another new episode featuring more uses for maple syrup!

 

February 24, 2021 -  In this week's episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show, we have an updated weather outlook with Dr. Aaron Wilson, and tax and succession planning with Richard Purdin. Tune in next week for another new episode!

 

 

February 17, 2021 - This week on the Southern Ohio Farm Show we are joined by Dr. Tim McDermott for gardening tips, Dave Apsley helps us identify the pitch pine, information on sustainability, and supplementing beef cattle during the winter with Richard Purdin.

 

February 10, 2021 - Valentine's Day is this Sunday and chocolate is a poplular gift! In this week's episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show we learn more about this sweet treat. Dr. Mary Kay Pohlschneider, professor of Food Science, discusses the process of making chocolate and how to conduct a chocolate taste test. Mechelle Frost, director of the Highland County Senior Citizens Center, provides a demonstration on how to make hot chocolate bombs. We also discuss sustainability practices to use in the kitchen.

 

 

February 3, 2021 - Football, Football, Football! It's time for the Super Bowl! In this episode we learn about sports turf management and how footballs are made in Ohio!

 

January 27, 2021 - Updated weather forecast with Aaron Wilson, tree identification with Dave Apsley, winter farm safety with Richard Purdin, upcoming programming with Brooke Beam

 

January 20, 2021 - This week’s episode is great for local farmers and 4-H youth who are wanting to show livestock. Will Hamman talks about bio security, Chris Bruynis discusses farm bill decisions, and Ross Meeker provides a ride in a semi to the elevator. 

 

January 13, 2021 - In this episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show, we learn about the upcoming Strong @ Heart email challenge (join by visiting https://go.osu.edu/heartsofs), Red Mulberry tree identification with Dave Apsley, and the first of a multi-part series on the 2021 Farm Bill Decisions by Chris Bruynis. We will have the second part of the Farm Bill Decision program next week, so be sure to tune into the next new episode on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

 

2020 Episodes

 

For the 36th episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show: -Gigi Neal teaches about how to recycle your live Christmas trees; -Kathy Tutt and Dr. Tara O'Brien discuss staying active in the winter months; -James Morris provides an overview of eFields research conducted during the 2020 growing season in Brown County; and -we cap off 2020 with a display of New Year's Fireworks. Have a safe and healthy New Year's celebration. We are looking forward to 2021!

 

December 23, 2020 - Happy Holidays from the Southern Ohio Farm Show! In this episode we make 3-D snowflakes with Christy Clary and tour light displays in the area. We also have two very special guests who came to southern Ohio all the way from the North Pole, Santa and Mrs. Claus.

 

December 15 - In this episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show: -Pam Bennett provides tips on how to care for poinsettias; -James Morris discusses cover crops; -we visit with the Fairfield FFA Chapter about their soybean field; and -Ken Ford and his son, Luke, demonstrate how to make peanut butter cups for the holidays.

 

December 9 - This week on the Southern Ohio Farm Show, we visit a Christmas tree farm, learn about winterizing sprayers with Richard Purdin, learn more about tax exempt rules with Chris Bruynis, and bake cutout cookies with Kathy Bruynis and her grandchildren

 

December 2 -This week on the Southern Ohio Farm Show we have a conversation with Sam Custer, Interim Assistant Director Agriculture and Natural Resources for OSU Extension. Richard Purdin teaches about wet wrapped forages, Dr. Tim McDermott gives guidelines for what not to feed your pet from the holiday table, and Chris Bruynis discusses tax preparation. In the final segment of the program, Cindy Kratzer provides the recipe for peanut bars - a Brown County favorite dessert!

 

November 25 - Happy Thanksgiving! This week we: -share a recipe for a pumpkin pie; -Richard Purdin teaches about winter livestock feeding by using a heavy use pad: -the Roehms and Yochums, Highland County 4-H families, share videos from the National Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky; -Mike Estadt shares tips for holiday lighting safety and efficiency.

 

November 18 - Have you been delegated the task of preparing this year's Thanksgiving turkey? If so, join Lisa Barlage and Tammy Jones for turkey cooking 101. Gig Neal will show us various safety practices that farmers use during fall harvest, and Amanda Douridas and Jason Hartsuch will inform us about cover crop test plots. Finally, we announce the Southern Ohio Farm Show Holiday Lighting Contest! To enroll in the lighting contest, visit go.osu.edu/SOFSHolidayLights

 

November 10 - In this episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show, there is a weather forecast, recipe for Green Bean Casserole, and information about beekeeping. 

 

November 4 - For the month of November, the Southern Ohio Farm Show will feature a new recipe or cooking tips to help you get ready for your Thanksgiving meal. The show will feature the first recipe in the series in today's episode. Other segments include information on drought stressed forages with James Morris, buffer strips, and bigtooth aspen identification with Dave Apsley.

 

October 28 - Happy Halloween! In this episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show we feature festive pumpkins, local places to see Halloween decorations even if you are social distancing, the bats of Ohio, a weather update with Aaron Wilson, cover crops with Richard Purdin, and Pawpaw trees with Dave Apsley. We will have another new episode next week! Have a safe weekend and watch for trick-or-treaters while driving.

 

October 21 - This week on the Southern Ohio Farm Show we take a close look at the process of harvesting corn in Ohio, learn about cover crops with Richard Purdin, and learn about the Big Leaf Magnolia with Dave Apsley

 

October 14 - This week on the Southern Ohio Farm Show we learn more about trees, forages, women in agriculture, and safley hauling livestock.

 

October 7 - This week on the Southern Ohio Farm Show we have a weather update from Aaron Wilson, a bailing demonstration from the Farm Science Review with Christine Gelley and Brent Raines, and a tour of a hemp farm with James Morris.

 

September 30 - This week on the Southern Ohio Farm Show we visit with Dr. Steve Boyles to learn about livestock hauling safety, learn about soil health with Richard Purdin, and visit the Brown County Fair with Christy Clary and James Morris.

 

September 22 - This week the Southern Ohio Farm Show is all about the Farm Science Review! Learn about the field demos, virtual reality experiences, grain bin safety, a weather update, an interview with Tyne Morgan, spray drones, and safety tips for hauling cattle.

 

September 16 - More scenes from the 2020 Highland County Fair, including agriculture trivia, the beef show, and the outstanding market exhibitor awards.

 

September 9 -This week on the Southern Ohio Farm Show it is all about the Highland County Fair! See parts of several shows, the Fair Court contest, announcement of the non-livestock project award winners, and an update on the livestock sale.

 

September 2 - This week we have an update on the weather forecast and learn about Nepal with a segment from Culture Cast. 

 

August 26 - Tune in this week for an update on the Farm Science Review and to learn about the importance of the Census for Southern Ohio.

 

August 19 - Learn about the weather, corn yields in Brown County, antique machinery, and the upcoming Master Gardener Volunteer training in this week's episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show!

 

August 12 - This week on the Southern Ohio Farm Show we learn about multiflora rose, marketing farm products to restaurants, identifying the fringe tree, and additional video production tips to help your personal, small business, or educational videos be more engaging.

 

August 5 - In this episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show, Dr. Aaron Wilson provides an update on the weather, Dave Apsley shows us how to identify poison ivy, and we have the award presentation from the Clermont County Junior Fair.

 

 

July 29 - In this episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show we discuss Ohio trees, invasive species, seeds to be on the look-out for in the mail, highlights from the Clermont County 4-H project judging, and a tutorial on how to edit videos.

 

 

July 22 - Aviation in agriculture is the theme for this week's Southern Ohio Farm Show. We will discuss the uses of aviation in the agricultural industry, considerations for fungicide application, and the role Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) are playing in the industry.

 

 

July 15 - Join James Morris for wheat scouting, Kyah and Jayah Chaney with dog showmanship, Ryan Mau with his horse, Dave Apsley for another tree identification, and Ken Ford with an update on the upcoming Southern Ohio Corn Growers field day.

 

 

July 8 - Join Highland County 4-H members Brooklyn Baldwin, Aubrey Hamilton, Sydney Hamilton, Sam Hamilton, Keaton Smith, Aston Bain, and Sophie Young as they discuss their 4-H livestock projects. Additionally, there is a weather outlook from Aaron Wilson, video production tips with Brooke Beam, and how to identify a Buckeye tree with Dave Apsley.

 

 

July 1 - Do you have a 4-H member who is looking for guidance on how to show their chicken? Join Sara Newsome, Fab Five 4-H Club Member, for a demonstration on how to show a chicken at the fair in this week's episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show! In addition to chicken showmanship, we discuss several food science topics to help you have safe pork products from the grill, patriotic strawberries, and a recipe for homemade ice cream. Ending the show, there is a socially distanced fireworks display.

 

 

June 24 - This week on the Southern Ohio Farm Show we start a new reoccurring segment on career exploration with Mark Lafferty, a Los Angeles-based television producer, an updated weather report, learn about ticks, tree identification, and an activity for 4-H camp-at-home.

 

 

June 17 - This week on the Southern Ohio Farm Show we discuss the latest with dicamba, creating your own terrarium, growing pumpkins, and geraniums.

 

 

June 10 - Interested in selling timber from your farm? Want to know more about direct marketing beef? Want tips for how to care for your dog this summer? Or are you looking for another idea for how to serve local strawberries?

 

 

June 3 - This week on the Southern Ohio Farm Show there is an updated weather forecast for the upcoming week and a conversation on food preservation.

 

 

May 27 - In this episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show there is a weather report, update on the CFAP program, information about agricultural tourism and Ireland, an update on a STEM workshop, and a reminder to be cognizant of farmers on the roadways this planting season.

 

 

May 20 - In this week's episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show, there is a weather forecast by Dr. Aaron Wilson, a conversation about the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE), a gardening activity for youth, tips for growing strawberries, and a reason to keep an eye in the sky on clear nights.

 

 

May 13 - This episode includes a weather report, PAU program update, pesticide container recycling program update, recommendations for spring forages, and a tutorial on how to raise micro greens. Guest appearances by: Tony Nye, OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Clinton County, Ohio Christine Gelley, OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Noble County Carol Schuchmann, Clermont County Master Gardener Volunteer

 

 

May 6 - Episode includes a climate update from Aaron Wilson, EIDL with James Morris, COVID-19 update with Dr. Michael Para, gardening with Faye Mahaffey, meat science, and a special segment for Mother's Day.

 

 

Episode 1 - April 29 - Topics covered: Climate Outlook, Market Update, Soil Sampling, and Local Foods Directory