The 2020 West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Monday, January 13th at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie. Doors open starting at 7:30 a.m. with a marketing update from Ben Brown and The Anderson’s at 8:00 a.m. At 8:30 a.m. the program including Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification (Core and Categories 1, 2, and 6) and the one-hour Fertilizer Applicator Recertification Training for those who are already certified to apply commercial fertilizers will begin. In addition, Certified Crop Adviser CEUs (NM, SW, IPM, CM, and S) and Commercial Pesticide Applicator Credits (Core, 2A, and 2C) have been approved. The program will conclude at 4 p.m.
Purdue’s Dr. Bob Nielsen will be there, this time to talk about “Advancing Corn Production in Ohio.” Also presenting will be Dr. John Fulton, OSU Precision Agriculture, assisted by Elizabeth Hawkins on “Using precision agriculture to improve nutrient and pesticide application,” Dr Laura Lindsey and Dr Anne Dorrance on “How do I get my soybean yields through the glass ceiling?” and Dr. Jeff Stachler, OSU Extension Educator addressing “Weed Control - What we learned in 2019.” Greg LaBarge and Terry Mescher will speak on “Water Quality – Where are we today?” and “How you can make manure work for you in your farming operation?’ will be presented by Glen Arnold.
You can find a copy of the “tentative” schedule for the event at www.shelby.osu.edu. The registration fee varies based on credits needed: $30 for the Private or Commercial Pesticide Applicator recertification, $10 for the Fertilizer Applicator recertification, $10 for CCAs and for those coming just for the Fun, Food, Fellowship, and Lots of Information!! Contact the Shelby County Extension office at 937.498.7239 or email Matt Schmerge at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation.