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.
February 5 – Dr. Robert Mullen, Agrium-Potash Corp.
Fertilizer Outlook for 2018
The Phosphorus Situation in Ohio
Sulfur – Fact or Fiction
February 12 – Frank 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 19 – Matt 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/