Farm Focus ’03 comes to Van Wert


VAN WERT, Ohio – Farm Focus ’03 will be Aug. 1-2 at Marsh Foundation School, northeast of Van Wert, Ohio.

The show has the latest in technology, equipment, continued agronomic research plots and new horticultural events.

These include a variety of speakers on topics such as landscaping around the home, pond maintenance and management, and a visit with The Friendly Trapper.

Other events. There will also be landscaping demonstrations, a lawn mower test-drive session and a self-guided tree identification walking tour of the Marsh campus during both days of the show.

Displays and speakers will be centered in the 15-acre Farm Focus exhibit area.

They are surrounded by the 300-acre complex which features research plots on poultry litter as a fertilizer source; nitrogen applications in corn; residual herbicides used in conjunction with Roundup Ready soybeans; new corn rootworm seed coating technologies and resistant seed; foliar manganese applications for soybeans; a continuing subsurface irrigation study; and corn and soybean herbicide demonstration plots.

Demonstrations. Equipment and technology demonstrations will be 1-3 p.m. each day. Demonstrations include tillage, planting and spray equipment and a shuttle will run from the exhibit area to the demonstration site.

An antique tractor pull will be both days at 10 a.m. Tractors from 1959 and older will compete in 13 weight classes.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 1 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 2.

Admission is $2.

For presentation dates and times, call 419-238-1213 or visit


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