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Water Quality Team to Host Second Annual Conservation-Focused Field Day

Save the date! On Wednesday, July 31st, 2024, the OSU Extension Water Quality Team will be hosting their second annual field day focused on agricultural conservation practices. This year’s theme is “Cover Crop ‘Til You Drop!”, and will be focused on all things cover crops, including economics, research results, programs available for funding, as well as how this practice impacts soil health and water quality. This event will be free to attend thanks to support from Cargill and sponsorship from The Nature Conservancy. Registration is required to ensure there are enough meals, so visit to let us know you’re coming!

This event’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Manbir Rakkar, Assistant Professor and Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management State Specialist at The Ohio State University. Dr. Rakkar completed her PhD in agronomy with specialization in soil and water sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her work aims to combine complex soil dynamics through research to develop sustainable and vibrant agriculture systems across Ohio and beyond.

In addition to our speaker lineup, there will be a number of displays during the event, including a cover crop root viewer, rainfall simulator demonstration, cover crop seeding equipment, roller-crimper, drainage water management structure, and a wetland walk following the close of the field day. Check out the event flyer for more information.

The event will be hosted at Duling Family Farms, 13079 Road 10L, Ottawa, Ohio on Wednesday, July 31st, 2024. Registration will open at 8:30AM on the day of the event, with the program beginning at 9:00AM and closing at 2:00PM. This event would not be possible without our event partners: Michigan State University Extension, Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District, Cargill, The Nature Conservancy, and Duling Family Farms. Register at

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