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*RESCHEDULED* SB 150 Farm Nutrient Bill & Membership Kick-off Meeting

Published Jan. 27, 2014 | Discuss this article on Facebook

Fulton-Henry-Williams-Defiance Farm Bureau has rescheduled the Senate Bill 150 discussion and Membership Kick-Off  

Where:  St. John Lutheran Church (Corner of U.S. 6 & S.R. 66) 23120 US Hwy 6

When:  RESCHEDULED for Thursday, January 30 at 7 pm   DOUGHBOX COOKIES PROVIDED

What: Senate Bill 150 discussion

Reservations requested, not required. Call 419.445.0723 or 800.783.2873 E-mail:  fhwd@ofbf.org

Tony Seegers, OFBF director of State Policy will provide the latest information about SB 150.

SB 150 would make the following changes to the Ohio Revised Code:

· Requires a person who applies fertilizer on 50 or more contiguous acres for purposes of agricultural production to obtain a fertilizer applicator certification issued by the Ohio Department of Agriculture;

· Requires the certification education program be generally practical and economically feasible and educates applicants about the 4Rs;

· Allows for a private or commercial pesticide applicator who wants to obtain a fertilizer applicator certification to go through the training when renewing the pesticide license without extra charge;

· Requires records to be maintained by the certified person applying fertilizer.

Please come to listen and discuss your thoughts concerning this legislation aimed at managing farm nutrients as a means of protecting water resources.

Help the Farm Bureau Team Grow: Bring a NEW Farm Bureau Member prospect name and receive a prize.

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