July 25, 8:30am–3:30pmWhere
Watkins Farm 18361 Township Road 90, Forest,
There are safe, research-tested, beneficial ways to use manure on farm fields — methods that put its nutrients to good use while also protecting water quality
Manure Science Review, will showcase new findings, practices, equipment and technology. The expected 250 attendees will see field and indoor demonstrations and hear six expert talks.
One of the talks, by Tom Menke of Greenville-based Menke Consulting Inc., will get to the heart of matter: “Valuing Manure.”
Other talks scheduled are:
- “Manure Applications: Rules and Liability” by Peggy Hall, agricultural and resource law field specialist with OSU Extension.
- “Reducing Phosphorus Runoff” by Greg LaBarge, agronomic systems field specialist with OSU Extension. Phosphorus runoff is a cause of the harmful algal blooms plaguing Lake Erie and other water bodies in recent years.
- “Regulations Update” by Matt Lane of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) Division of Soil and Water Conservation and Sam Mullins of ODA’s Division of Environmental Livestock Permitting. ODA is also an event collaborator.
Registration, which includes coffee, doughnuts and lunch, is $25 by July 16 and $30 after that date. Participants can register online through July 16, or they can fill out and mail the registration form available at go.osu.edu/msr2018flier.
Attendees will be eligible for the following continuing education credits:
- ODA Certified Livestock Manager, 4.5 continuing education units (CEUs).
- Certified Crop Adviser, 3.5 Soil and Water CEUs and 2.0 Nutrient Management CEUs.
- ODA Fertilizer Recertification, 1.0 credit hour.
- Indiana Office of State Chemist, 4.0 Category 1 (Agricultural Pest Management), Category 14 (Agricultural Fertilizer Application) and Category RT (Registered Technician) Continuing Certification Hours (CCHs).