Cover Crops for Prevent Plant Acres

Jun 27, 2019, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
402 West College Ave., Ada, Ohio 45810, Ohio Northern University, McIntosh Center, Ballroom (yes, the same big Room A, upstairs, used for our Conservation Tillage Conference.)
Randall Reeder


Prevent Plant 2019Three Cover Crop experts, suppliers in Ohio, will keynote the agenda: 

  • David Brandt (Walnut Creek Seeds), 
  • Dwight Clary(Clary Farms LLC), and 
  • Cody Beacom(Bird Agronomics). 
  • Moderator of this Panel: Alan Sundermeier,OSU Extension, Wood County.   

Questions and discussion.Bret Margraf, Seneca Conservation District, and Jan Layman, President of Ohio No-Till Council, will help lead this so everyone gets their questions/issues brought up. We’ll collect questions on 3x5 index cards also. We expect to have a lot of expertise in the audience, including other cover crop seed suppliers.


First, at 6:35: Weed controlis critical on Prevent Plant: Jeff Stachler, OSU Extension Auglaize County

Second, at 6:45: Fertility management, a whole different world: Joe Nester, Nester Ag Management

Third, at 6:55: Quick introductions of these resource folks:

Resource folks:

Crop Insurance issues: Brad Wingfield, Wingfield Crop Insurance Service

  •             Rep from USDA-FSA: Anita Green,Auglaize County
  •             Rep from Dekalb Asgrow, Bayer: Brad Miller
  •             Rep from Stewart Seeds:  Justin Petrosino
  •             Dealing with Stress:Sarah Noggle, OSU Extension, Paulding County
  •             Soil Health benefits: Jim Hoorman, USDA-NRCS


The FOCUSwill be on cover crop options

  •     Do you want to graze or harvest forage? This can be done Sept 1.
  •    What will be your next cash crop?
  •     When can (or should) you plant certain cover crop mixes? 
  •     What Cover Crop seeds are available? (Prices for several will rise.)
  •     Can leftover soybean seed be used? 
  •     How much can you afford? Other than for grazing/forage, maybe $20/acre. 


CCA credits:A sign-up sheet will be available for Crop Consultants. Credits will be: 1.5 hr. S&W; 0.5 hr. NM; and 0.5 hr. PM. 


This program has multiple sponsors and supporters. Ohio No-Till Council, OSU Extension, SWCDs, USDA, Ohio Farm Bureau, Liberty Bank, Ohio Soybean Council, Ohio Corn&Wheat.


This program is FREE. No pre-registration needed.

Overnight room accommodations: The Inn at ONU (across the street from the McIntosh Center) has rooms. Single room rate is $119. Online: Use code: July.  Phone: 419-772-2500