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Lynn Eberhard of Seneca County has been a long time no-tiller on his Seneca County farm.

Ohio No-Till Conference coming up this week

The Ohio No-Till Conference is coming up this Thursday, Dec. 5. at Der Dutchman Restaurant. 445 South Jefferson (US Route 42), Plain City, OH. Guests can register at the door for $60. Here is the schedule:

9:00 Welcome and Introductions: 
Jan Layman, Hardin County, President, Ohio No-Till Council

9:05 Managing Cover Crops in Spring 2020 Panel of no-till farmers, cover crop experts
Nathan Brause, Cody Beacom, David or Jay Brandt, Glenn Harsh, Eric Niemeyer

10:00 Healthy Soils, Healthy Waters, Healthy Life
Mark Anson, Vincennes, Indiana (19,000 acres of no-till with cover crops)

11:00 Break
11:15 Blanchard River Demo Network: Overview
Aaron Heilers, Manager

11:25 Soil Health, No-till and Cover Crops. Panel Moderator: Bret Margraf, Seneca Co.
Mark Anson, David Brandt, Jan Layman

12:05 Ohio No-Till Awards (Sponsored by Walnut Creek Seeds)
Educator/Researcher Award: Blanchard River Demo Farms Network. Aaron Heilers
Business/Industry Awards: Clary Farms; Walnut Creek Seeds; Bird Agronomics
Outstanding No-Till Farmer: Nathan Brause, Crawford County
Scholarship Awards: Jessica Monnier
Aubrey Margraf
Matt Roth (funded by Dr. Rafiq Islam)
Jonathan Hoorman (funded by Bill Richards)
12:15 Lunch
1:00 Business meeting (elect Board members…)
1:15 How to Reverse the Impact of Carbon Emissions: Pay Farmers to Bury Them
 Darrin Unruh and Sarah Varble, Indigo Ag

2:00 No-till, global warming and Federal Farm Policy
Bill Richards, Pickaway Co.
Ben Brown, OSU Ag. Economist
Allan Lines, OSU Ag. Economist (retired)
2:45 Break
3:00 Comments on H2Ohio, other topics
Dorothy Pelanda, Director of Agriculture
3:15 My farm story
Nathan Brause, Crawford County

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