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The Southwest Corn Growers Association will hold their annual Corn Growers Field Day on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at the Fayette County Airport and Demonstration Farm just northwest of Washington Court House on state Route 38. There is no charge for this event.


There will be several agricultural businesses there with displays and a number of presentations during the event. Dr. Bruce McPheron, who is the Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, will be the keynote speaker.


Some of the other presentations include: Senate Bill 150, Fertilizer Certification Update, Greg LaBarge, The Ohio State University Extension; Do New Drought Tolerant Hybrids Have A Place In Ohio Corn Production? Peter Thomison, The Ohio State University Extension; Palmer Amaranth Update, Tony Dobbels, The Ohio State University; Cover Crop Demonstration Plot and Conversation, David Brandt, Brandt Farms; Mobile Solar Unit, Demonstrate Photovoltaic Technology and the power of Extension, Eric Romich, The Ohio State University Extension; Crop Sensing UAV Presentation and Demonstration, John Barker, The Ohio State University Extension; Update on Soybean Diseases in Ohio, Anne Dorrance, The Ohio State University Extension.


Lunch is provided with the event and there is a Trade Show. This has been a good event over the years, plan to attend.


Farm Bill Meetings


Farm Credit Mid-America is sponsoring several meetings covering the recent Farm Bill. One of the meetings will be held at Wilmington College in Clinton County. This will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19.


There will also be the same information offered at the Farm Science Review 2 p.m. Sept. 16. We do have Farm Science Review tickets available at all three county offices. The price is $7 this year.


Dates to remember:


Aug. 12 — Southwest Ohio Corn Growers Field Day in Fayette County from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Aug. 14 — Hops Field Night at OSU South Centers in Piketon. Pre-registration is required. The field night is at the South Centers from 6 to 9 p.m. The South Centers is located on state Route 32 about a mile east of US 23 in Pike County. The cost is only $15 and the deadline to register is Aug. 12. You can register by phone or online. Simply contact Charissa McGlothin at 740-289-2071 ext. 132 or mcglothin.4@osu.edu.


Aug. 28 — Jackson Beef and Forage Field Night at the Jackson Branch of OARDC. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $5 per person. Registration deadline is Aug. 25. Includes dinner. Dinner begins 5 p.m. (come early to visit with our sponsors/speakers). Program begins promptly 6 p.m. Make checks payable to Ohio State University/OARDC. Mail to Kenny Wells, 019 Standpipe Road, Jackson, Ohio 45640.


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