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Conservation Tillage Breakfast series begins

The 2013 Conservation Tillage Breakfast program series will begin on Tuesday at the Plaza Inn in Mt. Victory. Each session starts at 7:30 a.m. with a complimentary buffet breakfast, followed by a program at 8 a.m.

Tuesday’s program will feature Ohio State University soybean and small grain agronomist, Dr. Laura Lindsey, who will discuss soybean plant nutrition and related soil fertility. Lindsey replaces retired, long-time OSU agronomist, Dr. Jim Beuerlein.

On January 22, Heritage Cooperative and FC Stone will present a grain marketing outlook with FC Stone’s risk management consultant Cal Whewell.

On February 5, Purdue agronomist Dr. Tony Vyn will discuss vertical tillage and new tools available for agronomic systems today.

At the program on February 19, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) engineer Mark Seger will talk about farm drainage and nutrients as well as fertilizer and manure, and the interaction between these two important parts of modern agriculture.

The Conservation Tillage Breakfast program series is jointly sponsored by OSU Extension and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Hardin, Logan, and Union counties. Breakfast will be provided through the generous support of agricultural lenders and agricultural businesses.

All events are open to the public and no advance registration is required. Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors will be available.

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