Farmers will have the opportunity to learn about cover crops and soil health in an all day workshop at the Plaza Inn Restaurant in Mt. Victory on Thursday, January 14. This program will be held in the banquet room of the Plaza Inn, 491 S Main Street, Mount Victory, OH 43340. The workshop will begin at 8:00 am and end at 4:00 pm. The cost of the all day workshop will be $35 and will include lunch, Cover Crops Field Guide, and other reference materials.
Topics taught during the workshop will include ECO Farming, Ecological Farming Practices, Soil Ecology & Nutrient Recycling, Biology of Soil Compaction, Soil Demonstrations, Keeping Nutrients out of Surface Water, Economics of Cover Crops, Using the Cover Crop Selector Tool, Raising Homegrown Nitrogen, Managing Grasses & Brassica in Your Crop Rotation, and an Open Discussion: Using Cover Crops in a Crop Rotation.
Instructors for the program will be Jim Hoorman, OSU Extension – Putnam County, Mark Badertscher, OSU Extension – Hardin County, and Wayne Dellinger, OSU Extension – Union County. For more information, go to http://hardin.osu.edu/ or call the Hardin County Extension office at 419-674-2297 for details and to register. Participants need to be pre-registered by January 11.