Steve Osborne

County Extension Agent

Agriculture and Natural Resources

   

The Agriculture and Natural Resources program provides non-formal education in the areas of agricultural production, homeowner plantings, and natural resource utilization. Specific programs include information on food production, farm business management, marketing and processing agricultural products, natural resource management and home lawn and garden information. We address issues dealing with environmental stewardship, the rural-urban interface, and value-added enterprises

Agriculture Newsletter          Horticulture Newsletter       

 

Soil Testing

Soil testing is an important component of any nutrient management program undertaken for the home garden, lawn, pasture or hay fields and should be utilized prior to adding any lime or fertilizers. Soil sampling kits and information on taking a soil sample can be picked up from the Extension Office. Once the sample has been taken, you simply return the sample to the Extension Office and we will mail it to the UK Soil Testing Lab for a small test fee. The results are returned providing information on soil pH, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium levels and recommendations for adding amendments. The office will help interpreting the results to make sure that you get the most benefit from you soil amendments while avoiding wasted amounts.

 

Private Pesticide Applicators Licenses

The Allen County Extension Office can provide the information and testing required to obtain a Private Pesticide Applicators License. For those individuals who already have their license, continuing education programs for recertification are held each March.

 

Individual Assistance

The Allen County Extension Office can assist individuals with questions on many topics. Do you have a plant that has a disease or an insect and you don’t know what it is or what to do? A weed you need information on? We can help you find the answer to many of these questions.

  Feel free to contact me by phone (270-237-3146), email, or stop by the office.