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Technology in Agriculture set for July 24

The Richland county Farm Bureau would like to cordially invite you to the inaugural Technology in Agriculture: Past, Present and Future. 

The theme of Technology in Agriculture: Past, Present and Future will be to discuss the influences of technology in agriculture throughout history, starting with the practices established by Louie Bromfield at Malabar Farm State Park, up until modern day with a focus on soil management and water quality.

This event is completely free to you and will be held on Friday, July 24th at the beautiful Malabar Farm State Park in Lucas, Ohio from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A delicious breakfast and lunch will be graciously provided by the Malabar Farm Foundation. The morning will begin with a breakfast and keynote speaker, Korre Boyer, the Malabar Farm State Park manager. He will discuss water and soil quality practices used currently on the farm, and practices still in use on the farm that were put in place by Bromfield himself. Representatives from the Muskingum Watershed, Fred Hammon and Barb Bennett, will focus their speech on water quality and modern practices in place to preserve our water and keeping the lakes and waterways clean. Jay Witkop, John Deere Solutions Specialist from Shearer Equipment, will be a featured speaker on technologies used at John Deere in the past and currently. Shearer Equipment will have a tractor in the field to demonstrate what they are using in their tractors. The two final speakers will be Ohio Farm Bureau state trustee Cy Prettyman and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Communications Specialist, Callie Wells. Prettyman will focus on how social media and technology is used on his family farm and how it affects his business directly. Wells will speak about her specialties at Ohio Farm Bureau, how she uses social media to reach out to the agricultural community and how she sees that social media affects agriculture. 

Lunch will begin at noon with round table discussions followed by field demonstrations featuring Shearer Equipment, drones by Tom Cooke, Bromfield house tours and Malabar Farm State Park wagon tours. Miniature demonstrations will be conducted by the Beekeepers Association, Master Gardener, Malabar Spinning and Weaving Gild, and the Muskingum Watershed. 

The Richland county Farm Bureau hopes to see you July 24th at the Malabar Farm State Park. Please register by July 17th on Eventbrite.

Any questions or comments can be directed to Haley Davis, OFBF Organization Director, at [email protected] or 513-509-5827.

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Richland_2015_TechinAg_Invite.pdf