Young Ag Professionals Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Tour

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Hancock County Extension Office and Findlay area farms

7868 Co Rd 140

Findlay, OH 45840

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Join Ohio Young Ag Professionals for a day of touring the Blanchard River Demostration Farms Network. Three demonstration farms showcase innovative and standard agricultural practices that help reduce and prevent nutrient runoff. Participating farms are Kellogg Farms, Hardin County; Kurt Farms, Hardin County; and Stateler Family Farms, Hancock County. Attendees will learn about the cutting edge water qualtiy and nutrient management research studies being done on three farms in the Blanchard River watershed.

Families are welcome at this event. Activities for children will be provided at each farm.

Lunch will be provided. Overnight accomendations are avalible at own expense. A speical room block has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express (941 Interstate Drive Findlay) on June 2-3 at the rate of $134/night. Please call the hotel directly at 419-420-1776 and use the event code OFB to make your own arrangements. Reservations must be made by May 2.

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9:30-10 a.m. Registration and light breakfast items

Hancock County Extension Office-7868 Co Rd 140, Findlay, OH 45840

10 a.m. Welcome and Introductions- Aaron Heilers, Manager of Blanchard River Demonstration Farm Network

10:15 a.m. Depart for Stateler Family Farms 6653 Township Road 123, McComb, OH 45858

Overview of Blanchard River Demonstration Farm Network on bus ride

10:30 a.m. Arrive at Stateler Farms

Demonstration farmer Anthony Stateler will take us on a tour of their swine operation. He will also discuss the challenges of managing manure nutrients and what they hope to learn from edge of field monitoring at their farm.

11:30 a.m. Depart for Findlay University Animal Science Building 14700 US Route 68 Findlay, OH 45840

Noon Lunch and Tour of Dr. Richard Beckett Animal Science Building

1:30 p.m. Depart for Kellogg Farms 17392 Twp. Road 50, Forest, OH

2 p.m. Tour of Kellogg Farms

Demonstration farmers Bill and Shane Kellogg will speak about why they are participating in the demonstration farms and the changes they have made to their operation with nutrient placement.

3 p.m. Depart for Kurt Farms

Meet with Demonstration farmer Chris Kurt and hear from experts on two stage ditch construction, phosphorus removal beds, and edge of field monitoring.

4 p.m. Depart for Hancock County Extension Office

4:30 p.m. Adjourn


What's the refund policy?

A refund will be provided prior to 10 day before the event. Refunds cannot be provided if it is 10 days prior to the event.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, you can find transfer you registration to anothe person. Please contact Ohio Farm Bureau at mwitten@ofbf.org to trasfer registration.

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Hancock County Extension Office and Findlay area farms

7868 Co Rd 140

Findlay, OH 45840

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