Topics in 2016 are: Ag Law-Transitioning the Farm and Leases, Grain Marketing Outlook, Nutrient Management and Water Quality, Increasing Soybean Yields. CCA Credits will be offered Free breakfast buffet followed by program.
On January 5, the program will feature Dave Spangler, 2014 Captain of the Year of the Lake Erie Charter Boat Association. Spangler has attended various agricultural field days, including the Hardin Field Day this year. He has been impressed with the work that is being done to help improve water quality in Lake Erie, and has taken that message back to his association. His knowledge of water quality problems on the lake and the economic impact on the region give Dave a unique perspective on the role farmers and others have on the Lake Erie region.
Spangler will be joined by a representative from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, explaining the role Senate Bill 1 and 150 have had regarding current regulations and improved nutrient management practices for Ohio agriculture based on research being conducted with edge of field studies. Included in this discussion will be answers about the Ohio Ag Nutrients Law and Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training, along with licensing requirements and regulations for both Ohio crop and livestock farmers as well as commercial applicators.