CUSTAR, Ohio – Interested in learning where your food comes from and the practices associated with food production? Local agriculture producers, agri-business personnel and inquisitive members of the public are welcome to attend a field day to learn and share ideas.
The 2014 Field Crops Day is Aug. 7 at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station, located in Custar.
Sponsored by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and Ohio State University Extension, the program is designed to inform and educate producers about the agricultural research advances made in the past year at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station, said Matthew Davis, station manager and coordinator of the Crops Field Day event.
OARDC and OSU Extension are the research and outreach arms, respectively, of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
“This event is held first and foremost to educate,” Davis said. “ Our hope is that an attendee, be that an agriculture producer or agri-business personnel, can take something they have learned from this event back to their operation to help them be more productive and profitable.”
The workshop topics include:
- Generating solar electric on-farm
- Soybeans benefit from nitrogen applications
- Insect issues in R-stage soybeans
- The potential impacts of the use of new herbicide tolerance technologies on specialty crops
“As long as we can provide attendees with at least one piece of information that is beneficial for their organization, the event will be successful,” Davis said.
The workshop is from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station, 4240 Range Line Road, in Custar. The event is free and open to the public.
Pesticide licensing recertification credits and Certified Crop Adviser continuing education credits are available, Davis said.