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OSU Extension Water Quality Team to Host Regional Field Day Focusing on In-Field and Edge-of-Field Conservation Practices

Join the Ohio State University Extension Water Quality Team for a field day sponsored by The Nature Conservancy on Thursday, July 20th, 2023. The event is being held in collaboration with Michigan State University Extension, USDA-ARS, and Cargill. This field day, held near New Bavaria, Ohio, will feature four breakout sessions and a keynote speaker focusing on design, implementation, and results from projects looking at different conservation practices. The event will run from 9:00 AM until 1:30 PM with lunch provided at Oedy Farms, A256 Co Hwy 19, New Bavaria, OH. Registration begins at 8:30 AM on the morning of the event.

The keynote speaker for this event will be Kevin King, USDA-ARS Research Lead and Agricultural Engineer, who will discuss water management and research results from in-field practice monitoring. Four breakout sessions will start in the morning, focusing on cropping system practices such as cover crops, soil conditions and management, ditch design and funding opportunities for two-stage ditches, and considerations and benefits of utilizing Phosphorus filters. Michigan State University will be providing education through the demonstration of a rainfall simulator. The target audience for this event are farmers, landowners, and industry professionals who wish to learn more about the ins and outs of conservation practices.

Session speakers include Chad Penn, Soil Scientist with USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory, Justin McBride, Conservation Engineer with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Brent Nichol, Agriculture Conservation Practitioner with The Nature Conservancy,  Kushal KC, Ph.D. Student in Agricultural Engineering, The Ohio State University, and Christina Curell, Statewide Cover Crops and Soil Health Educator, and Sarah Fronczak, Environmental Management Extension Educator, both with Michigan State University Extension.

There is no charge to attend this event, but registration is strongly preferred. Register online at Contact the OSU Water Quality Team with questions via email at, or call (567) 344-5016.

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