August 23, 8:30am–2:30pmWhere
Kellogg Farms 17392 Township Road 50, Forest, 45843
Farmers are invited to the farm of Bill and Shane Kellogg who are using a number of methods to improve crop input efficiency, lower cost of production and protect water quality, such as subsurface placement of nutrients using strip tillage techniques, various crop rotations, and cover crops to reduce tillage in those rotations.
At the field day, subject matter experts from Ohio State University Extension, USDA, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Farm Bureau and private industry will cover topics including a Blanchard River Demonstration Farms overview, edge of field monitoring of nutrients for water quality, variable rate fertilizer technology, managing big data on the farm, outfitting sprayer tanks with precision ag technology, nitrogen management, and use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) on the farm. Field demonstrations from precision agriculture equipment vendors are being planned for the afternoon.
Attendees will receive three hours of Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training credit, which is required by Sept. 30, 2107 for all operators who apply fertilizer to 50 or more acres of crops for sale. Certified Crop Adviser credits are also planned.
There is no cost to attend and lunch is provided. Online registration is available and due by Aug. 16.
For more information, contact Mark Badertscher with Hardin County Extension, 419-674-2297 or via email.
This field day will be one of the last opportunities to gain Ohio fertilizer certification before the Sept. 30, 2017 deadline. See other fertilizer certification classes.