RSVP by August 20 for Williams SWCD Field Technology Day

Are you ready to save money? Learn how to implement a Voluntary Nutrient Management Plan (VNMP) on your operation to better manage nutrients at the Williams Soil and Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) annual Field Technology Day on Thursday, Aug. 26. The event will take place at the NEW Williams SWCD Office at 11246 State Route 15, Montpelier.  Complimentary dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. with program following at 5:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but RSVP to 419-636-9395 is requested by Friday, August 20.

The program will feature the following speakers:

Joe Nester & Clint Nester, Nester Ag
Kip Studer, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Nutrient Management Specialist
Chris Eschhofen, Eschhofen Systems
Jordan Beck, OSU Water Quality Extension Associate

Available Credits:  2.5 Nutrient Management CEUs for all Certified Crop Advisors

Sponsored by Williams SWCD & OSU Extension Williams County

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Don’t Forget to Register for the Tri-State Precision Agriculture Conference

Join OSU Extension Henry County for the inaugural Tri-State Precision Agriculture Conference on August 11, 2021. Speakers will discuss current trends in tillage equipment, and equipment demonstrations will feature high speed tillage, vertical tillage, strip tillage, and cover crop seeding systems. Fertilizer re-certification and CCA credits available.

When:  Wednesday, August 11, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where:  Northwest State Community College, 22600 OH-34, Archbold, OH 43502

Cost:  $20 by August 2, $30 after August 2 including at the door. Free to all FFA and 4-H members. Registration includes catered lunch.

RSVP:  RSVP is REQUIRED at go.osu.edu/tristate_pa

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Event Notice – Soil Health Tour and Event Scheduled for Northwest Ohio

Paulding County Extension will be hosting two events in Northwest Ohio in August: a soil health tour and a follow-up event with a guest speaker. The soil health tour includes stops around Northwest Ohio showcasing different practices to help improve soil health. A map of tour stops can be found at go.osu.edu/soilhealthtour and will be updated as tour stops are confirmed. The tour stops will be accessible from Friday, August 13th to Thursday, August 19th. Following the close of the Soil Health Tour, Paulding County Extension will host speaker Shalamar Armstrong on August 19th from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM to speak on cover crops’ effects on Nitrogen and Phosphorus cycling and fate. In addition, farmers that provided sites for the soil health tour will be present to discuss practices and ideas with attendees before and after our speaker. Certified Crop Advisor credits will be available for the event. See flyer and video below for details.

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Event Notice – Williams SWCD Field Technology Day on August 26

Join Williams County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) for their annual Field Technology Day – “Save Money – Manage Nutrients” on Thursday, August 26 at 4:30 p.m. at their NEW location, 11246 State Route 15, Montpelier. There is no cost to attend, but RSVP at 419-636-9395 is requested for dinner.

This year’s program features the following speakers:

  • Joe Nester, Nester Ag
  • Chris Eschhofen
  • Kip Studer, Ohio Department of Agriculture, WLEB Nutrient Management Specialist
  • Jordan Beck, OSU Water Quality Extension Associate

Learn how to complete a voluntary nutrient management plan (VNMP) and how a VNMP can benefit your bottom line and the environment. 2.5 Nutrient Management CEUs will be available to Certified Crop Advisors. This event is sponsored by Williams SWCD and OSU Extension Williams County.

Event Notice – Tri-State Precision Agriculture Conference on August 11

Join OSU Extension Henry County for the inagural Tri-State Precision Agriculture Conference on August 11, 2021. Speakers will discuss current trends in tillage equipment, and equipment demonstrations will feature high speed tillage, vertical tillage, strip tillage, and cover crop seeding systems. Fertilizer re-certifcation and CCA credits available.

When:  Wednesday, August 11, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where:  Northwest State Community College, 22600 OH-34, Archbold, OH 43502

Cost:  $20 by August 2, $30 after August 2 including at the door. Free to all FFA and 4-H members. Registration includes catered lunch.

RSVP:  RSVP is REQUIRED at go.osu.edu/tristate_pa

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In-Person Small Grains Field Day: June 22 at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station in Wood County

By:  Laura Lindsey, Eric Richer, CCA, Nick Eckel, Ed Lentz, CCA

Join OSU Extension for an in-person small grains field day on June 22 at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station in Wood County. Topics include high input wheat, winter malting barley management, specialty small grains (spring small grains, spelt, hard wheat, and more!), weed control, and double-crop opportunities. Continue reading

FSR Gwynne Conservation Area Virtual Presentation Schedule

Farm Science Review will come to you on your laptop or smartphone this year, and for free, you can watch livestreamed talks and recorded videos featuring the latest farm equipment and research to pique your curiosity.

From Sept. 22–24, people from across the Midwest and the world can learn tips for increasing farm profits and growing crops from soybeans to hemp. Continue reading

Event Notice – Hillsdale Conservation District Cover Crop Field Day

Join Hillsdale Conservation District on Thursday, September 3 for their 2020 Cover Crop Field Day hosted by Person Farms (19233 County Rd. 5.50, Montpelier, OH 43543; .5 mile South of W. Territorial Rd.). Please note, registration is required for entry. You may RSVP with names and numbers of guests to Allison Grimm at 517-320-3245; Cody Birdsell at 517-260-1276; or e-mail hillsdalecd@macd.org. Continue reading

Event Notice – 2020 Northwest Ohio Crops Day

Join Henry County OSU Extension Office on Friday, February 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the 2020 Northwest Ohio Crops Day at the Bavarian Haus (3814 SR 18, Deshler, Ohio). Highlighting this year’s program is Greg Roth, Penn State University Extension grain crops specialist. Other speakers include Ben Brown, Mark Loux, Aaron Wilson, Greg Labarge, and Bruce Clevenger. Vendors will also be onsite. Continue reading