Delaware, Ohio, December 23, 2013 – Attention agricultural producers! Mark your calendars for the 2014 Agronomy Workshop & Expo to be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. This free event is sponsored by the Delaware, Knox, Licking, and Morrow Soil & Water Conservation Districts, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Upper Big Walnut Creek Water Quality Partnership. Producers interested in minimizing nutrient transport from fields, improving soil health, controlling weeds including Palmer Amaranth, and saving time, labor, and energy are invited to hear the latest scientific information on the business of agriculture:
• Soil Fertility, Nutrient Stewardship, and eKonomics by Robert Mullen, Director of Agronomy and Market Research with PotashCorp
• Make Your Soil ‘Smoke’! Soil Health, Improve Your Soil Structure, Organic Matter & Drainage by Frank Gibbs, Professional Soil Scientist with Wetland & Soil Consulting Services LLC
• Tile Drainage and Phosphorus Transport by Kevin King, Research Agricultural Engineer with USDA Agricultural Research Service
• Managing Herbicide Site of Action by Mark Loux, Weed Management Specialist with The Ohio State University Extension
• Environmental Quality Incentives Program by Denise Shafer, District Conservationist with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
• Cover Crops, a Testimonial by local agricultural producers: Brian Skinner, Delaware County and Jim Braddock, Knox County
Visit vendor displays and ask questions about cover crops, equipment, fertilizer, herbicides, and more. Certified Crop Advisors may earn five continuing education credits with all day attendance.
The workshop will be held at All Occasions Catering in Waldo, Ohio and is FREE courtesy of the Ohio Livestock Coalition and the Ohio Federation of Soil & Water Conservation Districts. Reservations are requested by January 23, 2014. Please contact the Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-368-1921 today as space is limited.