Area briefs

OSU Extension offers aid to producers

MIAMI COUNTY — OSU Extension will be offering two webinars this winter to aid producers in changes to their ARC/PLC decisions. The webinars will focus on reviewing decision-tool calculators available to evaluate options and current market outlook. The dates for these webinars are 1-3 p.m. Jan. 13 and 9-11 a.m. Feb. 25. Both programs are free to attend, but registration is required. Register online at

As a reminder, the deadline to enroll and make amendments to program elections is March 15. Even if producers do not wish to change program elections, they must make an appointment with Farm Service Agency to sign off on the enrollment for the 2021 crop year by the deadline as the program requires yearly enrollments to remain eligible.

Superintendent to hold online chat

TROY — Troy City Schools Superintendent Chris Piper will host his next Virtual Coffee Chat at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 on Facebook Live.

These chats can be found on the district Facebook page.

Superintendent Piper will host these monthly chats at various times throughout the day to give as many people as possible a chance to participate. Participants may ask questions in real-time, or leave questions in the comments section after the chats have ended.

Alzheimer’s program set

DAYTON — The Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter will be presenting a virtual educational program, “The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s,” on Jan. 13 to help the community learn the facts about the disease.

The one-hour education program will occur from 5:30-6:30 p.m. via videoconferencing to allow individuals to participate in the convenience of their homes. The presentation will discuss the importance of early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and is for anyone experiencing signs of memory loss or for their family members who may be concerned.

During the program, participants will learn about the difference between Alzheimer’s and regular aging. The workshop is free and open to the public. To register for the program, call (800) 272-3900.

If you have questions and concerns about care for your loved one, local staff is available to help your family at (937) 291-3332. Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal and progressive brain disease that affects memory, thinking and behavior. In the Miami Valley, 30,000 individuals aged 65 and older live with Alzheimer’s disease. They are cared for by 100,000 family and friends.