West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Monday, January 8th at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie (Shelby County), from 8:30 am-4 pm. This is our annual Recertification Program for Private Pesticide Applicators and will also include the one-hour Fertilizer Applicator Recertification Training for those who are already certified. In addition, there will be Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available for Certified Crop Advisers and Commercial Pesticide Applicator credits have been applied for.
University presenters are Dr. Fred Whitford from Purdue University (Simple Application Techniques and Tactics that Work to Protect Crops and the Environment), Dr. Mark Loux (What you Need to Know about Problem Weeds: Marestail, Waterhemp, Palmer Amaranth, etc. and a Dicamba Update), Peggy Hall, JD (When Pesticides Drift: Who’s Liable? and Five Property Laws Farmers Need to Know), and Dr. Elizabeth Hawkins (Fertilizer Applicator Recertification). In addition, area Precision, Financial, and Marketing representatives, as well as ANR Educators, will be addressing other topics. Mark your calendars now to attend this “Food, Fun, Fellowship, and Lots of Information” event!! Watch for more news later!!
The Evening Portion of West Ohio Agronomy Day will be on Tuesday, January 16th at the VFW Post 4239 in Sidney, beginning at 5 pm with a light supper and market update and ending about 10 pm. This program will also include the one-hour Fertilizer Applicator Recertification Training and the Private Pesticide Recertification Training. While this program will address some of the same topics as the daytime program, the teaching here will consist of Field Specialists and ANR Educators.