Agronomy Workshop & Expo slated


Mark your calendars for the 2017 Agronomy Workshop & Expo on Thursday, Feb. 23.

This is the fourth annual event and features excellent speakers and vendor displays, along with Certified Crop Advisor and pesticide recertification credits. Join us from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at All Occasions Catering near Waldo, Ohio. Get ready for this year’s planting season by learning the latest information to help you achieve the best yields while improving your soils’ health.

The registration fee is $10 which includes morning refreshments, lunch, and materials. A limited number of the 2017 Corn & Soybean Field Guide will be available. Topics and speakers include:

• Rodney Rulon of Rulon Enterprises, a family farm located in Arcadia, Indiana, is a graduate of Purdue University. Mr. Rulon will discuss the development of the farm’s production system focused on maximum economic yield as well as the economic value of conservation practices.

• Successful Management Strategies for No-till will be the focus of Bill Haddad’s presentation. Mr. Haddad, a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and well-known around Ohio as “No-till Bill”, recently retired from a long career with Chevron Chemical and Valent USA. He works as an independent consultant.

• Dr. Andy Michel, Associate Professor with The Ohio State University’s Department of Entomology, will cover Insect Issues in Agronomic Crops for 2017. Dr. Michel has degrees from Purdue University and University of Notre Dame.

• Steve Baker, a graduate of West Virginia University, is the State Soil Scientist for Ohio’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Mr. Baker’s talk will focus on Properties of Ohio Soils and Their Response to Soil Health Practices.

The deadline for registration is Feb. 17. This event is sponsored by Delaware County Farm Bureau, The Ohio State University Extension, and the Soil & Water Conservation Districts of Delaware, Knox, Licking, and Morrow counties. Additional funding comes from Western Reserve Land Conservancy and Dominion.

For a reservation form, please call the Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District at 740-368-1921 or find one on the website at

By Bonnie Dailey

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Bonnie Dailey is Deputy Administrator for the Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District, 557 Sunbury Rd., Suite A; Delaware, OH 43015.

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