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A highlight of the workshop each year is the industry dinner, which connects teachers with farmers, Ohio Corn & Wheat board members, and agriculture business people. This year’s dinner was hosted by Gary and Nancy George, who farm in Findlay. Sharing a meal together provided an opportunity for conversation about the challenges farmers face today, as well as allowing teachers to ask questions about sustainability, developments in agriculture, and efforts to protect the environment. “I really enjoyed the dinner,” said Carrollton High School ag teacher Etta Ray. “We were able to ta…
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July 9, 2018
Topics for the Tech in Ag workshop this year include: -Soil testing and nutrient cycling -Using crop sensors and apps to measure plant growth -Precision agriculture technologies -Data management and analysis -Disease forecasting -Current research tour (may be subject to change)
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40% of Ohio’s corn goes towards ethanol production without reducing available stocks for food and animal feed. 33% of the corn used to produce ethanol returns to the market as animal feed (DDGs). 523 million gallons of ethanol was produced in Ohio in 2016.
More than $1 million is being invested by Ohio’s agricultural organizations to conduct on-farm, edge-of-field testing in order to determine exactly how nutrients are making it into Ohio’s waterways.
Farmers are creating customized nutrient management plans utilizing the best farming practices to keep nutrients out of waterways and in their fields.