Tuesday, September 2, 2014


September is a always a busy month here.  We have the Highland County Fair this week and the Corn Festival this weekend.  They both draw good crowds.  Then we have the Ohio No-Till Field Day next week, the Farm Science Review the week after, and the popular Brown County Fair the last week of the month.

Two of my younger farmer friends have invited me to their Farm City day on their farm but they are both the same day!  I would like to support them both.

I've never been to the John Buck Farm at New Bloomington, Ohio next week but I guess I get my chance to!

Ohio No-Till (Summer) Field Day
September 9, 2014
John Buck farm
7632 Wildcat Pike
New Bloomington, Ohio
(western Marion County)
8:00: Registration:(visit exhibitors and no-till machinery; donuts & drinks)
8:55 Welcome Dave Brandt, President, Ohio No-Till Council
9:00 Secrets of success for no-till corn and soybeans
Barry Fisher, Indiana NRCS State Agronomist
9:45 Putting the entire soil profile to work for you
Hans Kok, Coordinator, Indiana Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative
10:30 Q&A discussion
10:45 BREAK
11:00 The importance of continuous no-till and ideas to make it even more successful
Ed Winkle, Owner, Hy-Mark Consulting, Martinsville, Ohio
11:45 Discussion, and introduction to afternoon speakers
12:00 LUNCH (Comments from All-Ohio Chapter SWCS President, Clark Hutson
1:00 (Concurrent) Gardening with Cover Crops
Ann Brandt, Walnut Creek Seeds
(Followed by seeing the “garden” cover crop plots in the field)
1:00 Field events
1:15-3:45 (4 stops in the field; 30 minutes gross time each)
1. Precision Manure application Brad Mattix2. Cover crops (above ground benefits) David Brandt, no-till farmer
3. Cover crops / soil pit Hans Kok
4. Soil pit George Derringer, USDA-NRCS
3:45 END

I hope to get to visit with you at one of these events!

Ed Winkle

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