The 2014 Conservation Tillage Club breakfast program series will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the Plaza Inn in Mount Victory. Each session will begin at 7:30 a.m. with complimentary buffet breakfast followed by the program at 8:00 a.m.
The first program will feature Dr. Pierce Paul, Department of Plant Pathology of The Ohio State University/Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Paul will present a program on crop diseases and when it is economically feasible to use fungicides.
The Jan. 28 program will feature Harold Watters, OSU Extension Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems. Watters will present a program on weed control strategies, speaking on the results of the county weed survey conducted in Ohio, history of herbicide resistant weeds, Palmer amaranth concerns, and managing weeds with multiple modes of action.
On Feb. 11, Dr. Matt Roberts, OSU Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, will present a program on the grain marketing outlook for 2014. Topics that will be addressed are uncertain times as the agricultural industry moves into 2014 with the Farm Bill still not resolved, land and rental rates that are over-priced, grain prices are dropping, while inputs are still relatively high.
The Feb. 25 program will feature a presentation on Agricultural Law by Robert Moore, LPA with Wright Law Company out of Dublin. A former OSU Extension Agent in Fairfield County, Moore will focus his remarks on farm succession, and passing the family operation down to the younger generation. Moore will be joined by Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart, who will be speaking on Commercial Driver’s License for Ag, as well as other over-the-road issues and laws that would be of interest to farmers.
The Conservation Tillage Breakfast program series is jointly sponsored by OSU Extension and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Hardin, Logan, and Union Counties and in cooperation with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Breakfast is provided through the support of agricultural lenders and agricultural businesses. All events are open to the public and no advance registration is required. Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors is pending.
For more information about OSU Extension, Hardin County, visit the Hardin County OSU Extension website at www.hardin.osu.edu, the Hardin County OSU Extension Facebook page or contact Mark Badertscher, OSU Extension educator at 419-674-2297.
By MARK BADERTSCHER
OSU Extension Educator