September 8, 9am–3:30pmWhere
Champaign County Community Center Auditorium 1512 South U.S. Highway 68, Urbana, Ohio 43078
Sarah Noggle of Ohio State University Extension in Paulding County will talk about cover crop selection and how the Midwest Cover Crop Council’s selection tool can be used to assist in deciding which covers are best for individual farms. George Derringer is a soil scientist with Natural Resources Conservation Service and will cover soil health topics and how cover crops play a role in promoting soil health. Learn from experienced farmers during a panel session where they will discuss their cover crops uses and answer questions from attendees.
The afternoon will be spent exploring a local farm where different varieties of cover crops are growing. We will explore the soil structure and see a planting demonstration. Farmers are invited to bring soil samples for a slake test. These samples need to be the size of a tennis ball and dried for a week. Certified Crop Advisor credits offered include 4.5 Soil and Water and 0.5 Nutrient Management. Four hours of Certified Livestock Manager credits will be offered as well.