New fertilizer certification class added in northwest Ohio

The new class, organized by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, will be held April 13 at the Lighthouse Banquet Facility, 10055 W. U.S. Rt. 224, Findlay. Registration starts at 8:30, and the class is from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration can be done online.

Ohio Farm Bureau is reminding farmers who apply commercial fertilizer to more than 50 acres that they are required under Senate Bill 150 to attend a training session to obtain certification. Ohio Farm Bureau’s goal is to have farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin complete this requirement by April 22, which is more than two years before the state required deadline. Ohio 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. The organization is calling on other parties that contribute to water quality challenges to follow agriculture’s lead in working on solutions.