Central Ohio Agronomy School “The Nuts & Bolts About Corn & Soybean Production” - Mt. Vernon

Feb 5, 2018, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
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Cost: 
Varies depending on credits
Location: 
the Ag Services Building, 1025 Harcourt Rd. Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050
Contact: 
Knox County Extension
740-397-0401

The 2018 Central Ohio Agronomy School will be held on Monday evenings, beginning on Monday, February 5 through Monday March 5, from 6:30 –9:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Ag Services Building, 1025 Harcourt Rd. Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050.   This five-week program will provide the attendees with the most comprehensive, up-to-date crop production and agricultural technology information available today.  This school is designed with everyone in mind; part-time or full-time producer, beginner or CCA agronomist.  Within each subject area we will teach the basic concepts and progress to the most advanced agronomic principles.

Topics include:

February 5   – Dr. Robert Mullen, Agrium-Potash Corp.

                                   Fertilizer Outlook for 2018

                                    The Phosphorus Situation in Ohio

                                    Sulfur – Fact or Fiction

February 12Frank Gibbs, USDA NRCS Soil Scientist (Retired)

                                    Building Soil Health    - What are the Benefits?

                         Aaron Wilson, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center

                                    Ohio Changing Weather Patterns.

                                   2018 Weather Outlook.

February 19Matt Bennett, Precision Planting

                                   Farming by the Foot, not the Field

                         Mike Hannewald, Beck’s

                                    Multi Hybrid Planting

February 26 - Dr. Mark Loux, OSU Extension

                                   Weed control update for 2016

                                   Palmer Amaranth – We Have It, How Do We Control It?

                                  Palmer, Waterhemp and Pigweed Identification With Real Plants

March 5      – Peggy Hall, OSU Agricultural Law

                                    Legal Issues Facing Agriculture

                   Barry Ward, OSU Extension

                                    Farm Economics Outlook for 2018

March 12    - Weather Make Up Date

 

This school will provide:

12.5 continuing education credits (CEU’s) for Certified Crop Advisors,

                        N.M. 2.0,  P.D. 2.5, P.M. 4.0, C.M. 3.0, S&W 1.0.

4.5 hours of Commercial Pesticide Credits

                        Core– 1.5 Hours, 2C – 2.5 Hours, 2A –.5 Hours.     

4.5 hours of Private Pesticide Recertification Credits

            Core - 1.5 Hours, Category 1- 2.0 Hours, Category 2 - .5 Hours 2, Category 6 - .5 Hours

Registration costs vary due to CUE credits and pesticide applicator credits.

This program is sponsored by The Ohio State University Extension, Advantage Ag & Equipment, AgInfoTech, B&B Farm Service, Beck’s, Central Ohio Farmers CO-OP, Channel, Cubbage Electric, Farmcredit, First-Knox National Bank, Ohio Soybean Council and Seed Consultants.

For more information contact the OSU Extension Office in Knox County (740-397-0401).  The following links will provide more information for this program.  http://u.osu.edu/knoxcountyag/ or https://knox.osu.edu/