Soil testing curriculum discussion

Discussions continue on enhancing use of nutrient management plans, soil testing

Recently Ohio Farm Bureau hosted representatives from various agriculture organizations to discuss the development of a soil testing education curriculum for farmers to have a basic understanding of soil testing and determine a checklist of materials needed to complete a nutrient management plan. Ohio Farm Bureau, other farm organizations and partners announced an initiative to establish a series of workshops to help farmers reach their nutrient management goals.

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Ohio Department of Agriculture nutrient management specialist Kip Studer, left, speaks during a planning meeting at Ohio Farm Bureau regarding a proposed nutrient management plan workshop series as Brandon Kern, OFBF senior director for strategic partnerships, and Ohio State University Extension’s Field Specialist Greg LaBarge listen.