Partnership In Excellence Field Day

June 11, 2010 at 10:35 am

Farmers, certified crop advisors and anyone with an interest in corn and soybean trials can get an early summer update on Thursday, June 24, at the Partnership in Excellence Ag Day in Van Wert County.

The free event is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with presentations from 9 a.m. to noon and informal tours and discussion after lunch, said organizer Andy Kleinschmidt, agriculture and natural resources educator for Ohio State University Extension.

“We’ll present on the corn population trials — we planted May 10 — as well as starter fertilizer trials, soybean trials, and soybean technologies that have come on the market recently,” Kleinschmidt said. In addition to Kleinschmidt, seed and fertilizer industry partners will be leading presentations.

“This really is an excellent collaboration between OSU Extension and our partners,” reminiscent of Farm Focus, a regional farm show which used to be held in Van Wert County, Kleinschmidt said. “We’ve continued that partnership, with everyone helping with the field work and putting the program together.”

The event will be held at Mentzer Church Road and Tully Harrison Road near 6944 Mentzer Church Road, Convoy. Participants will be directed to nearby parking.

Results of the crop trials will be posted online at the end of the season, Kleinschmidt said. In addition, organizers have applied for 2.5 CCA Continuing Education Units in crop management.

The event is sponsored by OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, the outreach and research arms, respectively, of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.  Please RSVP to the Van Wert County Extension office at 419-238-1214.

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