Watters said that because most decisions made on the farm today are made by advisers as often as farmers themselves, the goal is to provide these professionals information to increase and improve yields in an environmentally satisfying and immediate way.
“From the crop production standpoint, if we can train the state’s more than 500 certified crop advisers to better understand yield improvement and benefits to the environment, then we can help that many more farmers get access to the information,” he said. “Certified crop advisers’ clients can range from 20 to 100 farmers, so providing this information to them has a multiple impact on growers statewide.”
The Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference will be at the McIntosh Center of Ohio Northern University in Ada. The full schedule and registration information is at http://ctc.osu.edu . Participants can register online or by mail. Registration for the full conference is $85 (or $65 for one day) if received by Feb. 27.
Information is also available in county offices of OSU Extension.
The conference is sponsored by OSU Extension, OARDC, Northwest Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Ohio No-Till Council.