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No-Till, Strip-Till & Cover Crop Events
Following is a list of no-till educational events and field days. This listing is free to event organizers. However, the event must be focused on no-till, strip-till or other conservation-tillage practices and is subject to No-Till Farmer's approval.
To submit your event, please e-mail the event's name, date, location and a summary of event highlights — as well as a contact's name, phone number e-mail address, and registration and fee information — to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIST OF EVENTS
March 5-6, 2013 — Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio
The CTC is an annual 2-day educational program with ~60 speakers in concurrent sessions. Session titles typically include Corn University; Soybean School; Cover Crops; Nutrient Management Soil & Water Quality; Precision Agriculture; Planters; Decision Agriculture, and No-Till Systems.
Attendance each of the last 3 years has been over 900 people, including about 400 crop consultants. CCA credits are available.
The opening General Session features a keynote speaker (Jerry Hatfield in 2013), the Ohio Crop Consultant of the Year award, and the Ohio Master Farmer awards by Ohio Farmer magazine.
March 7, 2013 — Ohio Northern University, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The third annual Midwest Soil Improvement Symposium will be held in conjunction with Ohio State University's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. The one-day symposium will feature leading experts on the use of gypsum to improve soil structure, reduce nutrient runoff and add important nutrients to the soil.
There will also be panel discussions with experienced gypsum users, and spreader set-up and application tips.
Confirmed speakers for the event include:
Dr. Warren Dick, professor, Environmental and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH;
Dr. Allen Torbert, research leader, National Soil Dynamics Laboratory, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Auburn, AL;
Dr. Darrell Norton, soil scientist recently retired from the National Soil Erosion Research Lab, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, W. Lafayette, IN;
Dr. Jerry Bigham, professor (retired), Environmental and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH;
Dr. Ray Bryant, research soil scientist, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, University Park, PA;
Ron Chamberlain, agronomist and director of gypsum programs for Beneficial Reuse Management, marketer of GYPSOIL brand gypsum.
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• 16th Annual Western Pennsylvania No-Till Conference
March 26, 2013 — 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Park Inn Radisson Hotel, West Middlesex, PA
Speakers include Charlie White, from Penn State University Entomology; David Brandt, Carroll, Ohio, no-tiller and cover-crop expert; and Sjoerd Duiker, Penn State University Extension Soil Management and Applied Soil Physics Specialist. Topics will include cover crops, no-till systems, nitrogen management and vertical tillage.
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For additional information contact:
Joel M. Hunter, CCA
Field and Forage Crop Educator
Penn State Extension (Crawford)
13400 Dunham Road
Meadville, PA 16335
814-333-7460 and email@example.com
• Cover Crop Field Day
March 22, 2013 — Mount Orab (Brown County), Ohio, 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.