December 3, 9am–4pmWhere
Der Dutchman Restaurant 445 S. Jefferson, Plain City, OH
With issues concerning water quality a high priority in Ohio, managing fertilizer and planting cover crops are some of the ways farmers can help improve the condition of the state’s water, according to experts with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
That will be the focus of the Dec. 3 Ohio No-Till Conference that will feature presentations from farmers and crop consultants, along with researchers and educators from Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.
The conference will allow farmers to hear in-depth discussions from experts in the field who will draw upon their years of on-farm research and practices.
The issues surrounding water quality in Ohio waters and other bodies of water are not only an environmental concern, but also one of economic impact to farm operations.
Topics to be discussed during the conference include:
Managing nitrogen and phosphorus application and timing.
Managing weeds in no-till and cover crops.
Introduction to “big data” and what it can mean to a farmer.
Planting into cover crops.
The day will begin with a welcome from David Brandt, president of the Ohio No-Till Council and operator of a 1,150-acre farm in Carroll, Ohio.
Early registration of $40 for the conference can be paid by Nov. 26. Onsite registration is $50. Registration includes lunch. A registration form with a full agenda for the day can be found online.The form, along with a check payable to Ohio No-Till Council, can be mailed to: Mark Wilson, Land Stewards, 1122 Somerlot Hoffman Road East, Marion, Ohio 43302.
The conference is sponsored by the Ohio No-Till Council, with support from the Ohio Soybean Council, the Ohio Corn Marketing Program and more than 25 agri-businesses.