The 2017 West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Monday, January 9th at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie. A light breakfast will be available starting at 8 a.m. with a marketing update from Sunrise Cooperative at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m. the Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification (Core and Categories 1, 2, and 6) and the two-hour Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training for those who already hold a Pesticide Applicator’s License (commercial or private) will begin. In addition, Certified Crop Adviser CEUs have been approved and Commercial Pesticide Applicator Credits are available in 2A and 2C.
Once again, Purdue’s Dr. Fred Whitford will be there, this time to talk about “Safety is in Your Hands.” Attendees will also participate in a “Corn and Soybean Insect Update” by Dr. Kelley Tilmon, OSU Entomologist; “Finding Value in your Data” by Dr. Elizabeth Hawkins, OSU Agronomy Specialist; and a “Weed Management Update” and “Weed Management 201” by Dr. Jeff Stachler, OSU Extension, Auglaize County. In addition, Dennis Riethman (OSUE Mercer County) will be presenting on “Forages and Livestock,” Amanda Bennett, (OSUE Miami County) will be providing the update on “Fumigation, and Sam Custer (OSUE Darke County) will be offering “Budgeting for your 2017 Corn and Soybean Crops.”
The evening portion of the 2017 West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Tuesday, January 17th at the Days Inn (SR 47 & I-75) in Sidney. This program will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a light supper and a marketing update from Sunrise Cooperative personnel. We will be providing only Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification credits (Core and Categories 1, 2, and 6) and the two-hour Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training for those who already hold a Pesticide Applicator’s License. These trainings will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and will be conducted by OSU Extension personnel.
Sponsors for the 2017 West Ohio Agronomy Day (to date) include Personal Crop Insurance (Warsaw, IN), Fertilizer Dealer Supply (Anna), Bambauer Fertilizer and Seed (Jackson Center), New Ag Horizons (Minster), Lena Ag Center (Conover), Farm Credit Mid-America (Versailles), Ohio Soybean Council, B&B Ag Vantages (Conover), Precision Agri Services Planter and Technology Services (Minster), A.G. Boogher & Son, Inc. (Wapakoneta), Kroeger Sales and Service (Delphos), Precision Agri-Services, Inc. (Minster), Otte Ag, LLC (Maria Stein), and Shelby County Farm Bureau. Thank You for your support!!
Farmers who want to recertify their private pesticide applicator’s license can visit http://pested.osu.edu to register online with a credit card or to download the form to pay by check. These forms can also be picked up at OSU Extension offices.
Others who want to attend can register by contacting the Shelby County Extension office at 937.498.7239 or by emailing Debbie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 30th. Be sure to indicate which program you wish to attend and whether you’re coming for Pesticide Applicator Recertification ($35) or just for the Fun, Food, Fellowship, and Lots of Information!! ($10).