June 3, 9:30am–4:30pmWhere
Hancock County Extension 7868 CR 140, Suite B, Findlay, OH 45840
Join Ohio’s Young Agricultural Professionals to see what Ohio is doing about water quality.
The Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network is a $1 million, five-year project and the first of its kind in Ohio. Three demonstration farms showcase innovative and standard agricultural practices that help reduce and prevent nutrient runoff. Participating farms are Kellogg Farms, Kurt Farms and Stateler Family Farms.
Meet at the Hancock OSU Extension office. The tour will stop at all three farms. Activities for children will be provided at each farm.
The event is open to all Farm Bureau members and their families; babysitting will not be provided.
Cost: $10 for Farm Bureau members age 15 and older. Lunch will be provided.
Register by May 15.
Saturday June 3
Registration and light breakfast
Hancock County Extension Office | Findlay
Welcome and Introductions – Aaron Heilers, Manager of Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network
Depart for Stateler Family Farms
Arrive at Stateler Farms
Demonstration farmer Anthony Stateler will take us on a tour of their swine operation. He will also discuss the challenges of managing manure nutrients and what they hope to learn from edge of field monitoring at their farm.
Depart for Findlay University Animal Science Building
Lunch and Tour of Dr. Richard Beckett Animal Science Building
Depart for Kellogg Farms
Tour of Kellogg Farms
Demonstration farmers Bill and Shane Kellogg will speak about why they are participating in the demonstration farms and the changes they have made to their operation with nutrient placement.
Depart for Kurt Farms
Meet with Demonstration farmer Chris Kurt and hear from experts on two stage ditch construction, phosphorus removal beds and edge of field monitoring.
Depart for Hancock County Extension Office
4:30 p.m. Adjourn
Hotel reservations are your own. A special room block has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express on June 2-3.
Holiday Inn Express Findlay: 941 Interstate Dr, Findlay, OH 45840 (419) 420-1776
Reservations: Please call the hotel directly at 419-420-1776 and use the event code OFB to make your own arrangements. Reservations must be made by May 2
See flyer for the tentative agenda and hotel information.