Champaign County Precision Ag Day: Planter Technology

Decisions made at planting time are critical in getting any crop off to the best possible start. The technology and agronomic research we have today can help farmers maximize planter performance for optimal crop yields. Join OSU Extension and Champaign County Farm Bureau on August 26 for the second annual Precision Ag Day. This year the focus will be on planter technology.

Bill Lehmkuhl with Precision Agri Services Inc, and one of the leaders in planter setup, will be discussing ways to take your planter from beyond the basics. Dr. John Fulton and his ag engineering team at OSU will talk about their multi-hybrid planting experience, provide a UAV update, introduce their new field research app and more. Justin Petrosino, Stewarts Seeds Agronomist, will talk about seed characteristics and selection. Mike Retterer with Pheasants Forever will end the day with a discussion on Maximizing ROI of Planted Acres.

Hands-on demonstrations with planters will be held by Case IH, John Deere, Sunflower, and Kinze. Everyone will have the opportunity to view two planter setup demos or use the extra time to visit with our vendors which include Apple Farm Service, Farm Service Agency, Koenig Equipment, Integrated Ag Services, Ohio Ag Equipment, Precision Agri Services, Sellman Insurance Group and Tri-County Insurance.

Certified Crop Advisor Credits offered include 0.5 NM and 3 CM for the entire day. A big thanks goes out to our Lunch Sponsor, Sellman Insurance Group, and our Breakfast Sponsor, Tri-County Insurance Services, LLC. The event is free but RSVPs are required by 8/19 to forsythe.88@osu.edu or 937-484-1526.

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