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SW Ohio Corn Growers Field Day Offers Information To Help Improve Productivity

By Harrison LeJeune 
Nutrient management will be the focus of the Southwest Ohio Corn Growers Field Day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Fayette County Farm, 2770 state Route 38 NE in Washington Court House. Admission is free and open to the public.
The event offers farmers crop production details and updates, including information that can help them improve their farm productivity, said Ken Ford, an Ohio State University Extension educator. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
The program “is a premier agricultural event that highlights Fayette County, educates farmers about new technologies and opportunities, and gives attendees an up-close and practical experience of southwest Ohio’s agricultural industry,” Ford said.
The program will focus on nutrient management and nutrient uptake, which is especially relevant this year in light of the water issues and the heavy rains and flooding that have impacted the region this year, he said.
“Many of our speakers are in the business of helping farmers utilize nutrients already available in the soil and only applying what nutrients are needed for a particular crop,” he said.
The program will feature experts from OSU Extension and industry. The event will also feature a trade show and legislative updates from the Ohio Corn Growers Association and the National Corn Growers Association.
Membership in the Ohio Corn Growers Association is available at the event, and members are eligible for two $500 gift certificate drawings.

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