Hardin County – The Hardin County OSU Extension (OSUE) office will be the host of four Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Connection webinars from Ohio State University Extension’s Agronomic Crops Team on January 20, February 3, February 17, and March 10. These agronomic crop webinars will be viewed at the Hardin County Extension office, located at 1021 W. Lima Street, Suite 103 in Kenton. OSU Extension Educator Mark Badertscher will be facilitating the webinars for the local audience.
January 20 will be the first webinar concentrating on Precision Agriculture. It will start at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm. ‘Using Precision Ag to Make Informed Decisions’ will be the topic of the presentation. It will be taught by Dr. John Fulton, Extension Specialist-Machinery Systems, OSUE. ‘Can Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) be an Agronomic Tool?’ will also be presented by John Barker, Extension Educator, Knox County.
February 3 will be the second webinar concentrating on Soybean Production. It will start at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm. ‘Agronomic Practices to Maximize Soybean Yield’ will be the topic of the presentation. It will be taught by Dr. Laura Lindsey, Extension Specialist-Soybean and Small Grain Production, OSUE. ‘Late Season Soybean Pest issues’ will be taught by Dr. Andy Michel, Extension Specialist-Entomology, OSUE.
February 17 will be the third webinar concentrating on Corn Production. It will start at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm. ‘Corn Interaction with Today’s Production Management Systems’ will be the topic of the presentation. It will be taught by Dr. Peter Thomison, Extension Specialist-Corn Production, OSUE. ‘What is the latest research on Ear Molds and Mycotoxins?’ will also be presented by Dr. Pierce Paul, Extension Specialist-Corn and Small Grain Plant Pathology, OSUE.
March 10 will be the fourth webinar concentrating on Agronomic Utilization of Manure. It will start at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm. ‘Can Manure Sourced Nutrients be used to Meet Crop Need?’ will be the topic of the presentation. It will be taught by Greg LaBarge, Field Specialist-Agronomic Systems, OSUE. ‘Alternative Applications Timing to Take Advantage of Nitrogen’ will be taught by Glen Arnold, Field Specialist-Manure Nutrient Utilization, OSUE.
If you would like to attend any of these webinar presentations, please call the Hardin County Extension office at 419-674-2297 or email Mark Badertscher at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP so that preparations can be made to accommodate the number of people interested in attending. These webinar programs are sponsored locally by Farm Credit Mid-America, with an office in Bellefontaine. Refreshments will be provided to those who attend.
For more information about OSU Extension, Hardin County, visit the Hardin County OSU Extension web site at www.hardin.osu.edu, or the Hardin County OSU Extension Facebook page.