No-till grower, promoter, business honored at annual conference

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COLUMBUS – Myron Wehr of Columbiana County, Ohio, received the annual Ohio No-Till Grower award.

Wehr is primarily a grain farmer, but also coordinates with his son-in-law to apply dairy manure on his no-till acres.

He is a spokesman for the no-till system in Ohio and Pennsylvania and has served on the Tri-State Conservation Tillage Program committee.

Wehr has participated in numerous on-farm research and demonstration plots on his farm for no till and manure management. He currently hosts research conducted by Ohio State University Extension to determine the best application method and timing for optimum utilization of liquid dairy manure in no-till corn.

Promoter. The Ohio No-Till Educator/Promoter award went to Ron Hammond of the Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center in Wooster.

Hammond is an entomologist and is best known for his research and education relating to slugs – a pest to no-till systems.

He conducts research plots at the center’s facility and works one on one with farmers to conduct demonstration plots and on-farm research.

Business. The Ohio No-Till Agribusiness award went to Ray Glaze of R&G Manufacturing in Spencerville, Ohio.

Glaze manufactures and markets equipment to make no-till systems successful under varying management systems and soil types. He contributes to no-till, strip-till and conservation tillage field days and conferences in Ohio.

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