Fri November 22, 2013
Earth Calendar for November 22nd and November 23rd
Local farmers are invited to attend a Farm Field Day event scheduled for Wednesday, December 11th. The purpose of the event is to provide an informational outlet for farmers and local professionals to discuss nutrient management and best management practices (BMPs), such as winter cover crops, and how these practices can help improve yield and our environment.
The Farm Field Day will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon, on a local farm located at 3736 Lucas Road, in Goshen Township. This annual field day event will provide a good opportunity for local farmers to meet, learn and share information about the practices that help soil quality and crop production. Soil experts will be on hand to present information on the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Principles, which include choosing the Right nutrient source to apply at the Right rate in the Right place at the Right time. A panel of local farmers will also share their experiences planting winter cover crops and discuss different management strategies that work well for the region. Those interested in attending must register online and mail or drop off the registration fee at the Clermont SWCD office, P.O. Box 549 1000 Locust Street, Owensville, Ohio 45160.
On Our Calendar: Brown, Clermont and Highland County Farm Bureaus along with Brown, Clermont and Highland County Soil and Water Conservation Districts invite the public to attend an informational meeting about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline. The meeting will be held November 26th, at 6:00 p.m., Perry Township Hall, 3854 US 50, Fayetteville. Guest speakers include Dale Arnold, Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Energy Policy, and an Ohio Department of Natural Resources Spokesperson. Copies of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Pipeline Standard and Construction Specifications will be available, during the meeting, for all landowners. This is an informational meeting for those who want to learn more about the pipeline or if you have been approached about easements. For more information contact your local Soil and Water Conservation District or the Farm Bureau at 937-378-2212.