CARROLLTON, Ohio – Area farm managers will gather to learn about changes taking place in field and forage crop production at the annual Tri-County Agronomy Day scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at Atwood Lake Resort and Conference Center near Delaware.
Registration for the program, which includes a hot buffet lunch and a copy of the 2002 Ohio Weed Control Guide, is $9 per person and is due by February 22.
According to Mike Hogan, extension agent, the annual event gives farmers the opportunity to learn about the latest information and research on various crop production topics and technologies.
“At this year’s Agronomy Day we will discuss some very topical issues including progress on the new farm bill and the future of U.S. farm policy, implications of the new comprehensive nutrient management planning process, weed control updates, and several other topics,” said Hogan.
Farmers participating in the program will also receive a free sun-safe hat, designed to reduce the incidence of skin cancer among farmers.
Additional topics to be discussed at the program include: herbicide updates for 2002; new tillage systems research results; soybean pest update; and forage and feed grain outlook for 2002 and beyond.
Tri-County Agronomy Day is sponsored by OSU Extension and industry partners such as Carrollton Farmers Exchange, Farm Credit Services, Gland Co-op, Monsanto Agriculture Group, Aventis Crop Science, and others.
For more information, contact the Carroll County Extension Office at 330-627-4310.