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Farmers asked to complete fertilizer certification training

For Immediate Release

March 26, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Farmers are being encouraged to complete the requirements of Ohio’s Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification Program.

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is reminding farmers who apply commercial fertilizer to more than 50 acres that they are required to attend a training session to obtain certification. OFBF’s goal is to have farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin complete this requirement prior to spring planting.

Training sessions are being conducted by Ohio State University Extension. Upcoming dates and locations are March 31, Crawford County; April 7, Geauga County and Paulding County; and April 9, Defiance County. Registration is required. For full details, visit http://pested.osu.edu/NutrientEducation/nutrienttraining.html

To learn more about the law and who is subject to it, visit the homepage of the Ohio Department of Agriculture and click under Featured Programs.

Farm Bureau is promoting fertilizer certification training as part of its $1 million Water Quality Action Plan aimed at protecting water resources and preserving food production. OFBF is calling on other parties that contribute to water quality challenges to follow agriculture’s lead in working on solutions.

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CONTACT: Joe Cornely

PHONE: (614) 246-8230

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