Since the fall of 2014 Ohio State University University county educators and field specialists have worked to deliver fertilizer certification training to Ohio growers who farm 50 acres or more. To date we have trained approximately 14,500 at 294 meetings.
Farmers tell us they will attend training programs during the winter months as that’s when they have down time to take in such programs. So we too are winding down our training programs. Checking on the Nutrient Education website: http://nutrienteducation.osu.edu, shows that there are 23 more fertilizer certification programs scheduled yet this spring and three for the summer. No doubt more will be added, so check the website if you still are need of the certification to spread fertilizer.
By rules established with SB 150 in 2014, the first phase of the fertilizer certification program is to be completed by September 30, 2017. After that date we will begin re-certification programs.