No-till Day Coming Up

Field day Sept. 1 in Radnor focuses on stewardship.

Published on: Aug 26, 2009

"Farming Green Year Round" is the theme for this year's Ohio No-Till Field Day, which will focus on production practices that emphasize environmental stewardship while improving the bottom line.

The event will be held September 1 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Rodman Farm, 6822 State Rt. 203 north of Radnor, Ohio. Registration is $20 if received by August 24 and $25 at the door.

Topics covered include cover crops, no-till production, conservation management, financial assistance for beginning farmers, water quality trading, women in farming, drainage control structures, soil pits, planter/drill adjustment, strip-till, and precision agriculture. Speakers include Ohio State University specialists, farmers, U.S. Department of Agriculture specialists and industry representatives.

In addition to the sessions, there will also be machinery demonstrations. A spouses program will also be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include such topics as cooking with edible plants, installing rain barrels, skin cancer prevention, and making dried floral centerpieces.

Ohio No-Till Field Day sponsors include Ohio No-Till Council, Ohio State University Extension, NRCS-USDA, Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District, Monsanto, Oregon Ryegrass Commission, Kale Marketing, Farmers Commission, Ohio's Country Journal, Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, Champaign Landmark, Parrott Implement and Twin Diamond.

For more information, log on to fabe.osu.edu/notill, or contact Randall Reeder at (614) 292-6648 or reeder.1@osu.edu.