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MANSFIELD -- Learn more about using manure and other nutrients on agriculture fields at the Manure and You Workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The workshop will be held at the Buckeye Community Center located at 79 Noble Rd, East, in Shiloh.

The workshop cost is $10 per person and includes a pizza lunch. Register by Tuesday, Aug. 13 by calling 419-747-8686 or online at


* Comparison of manure vs. commercial fertilizer value.

* How to properly take soil and manure samples to assure accurate test results and how to read test results.

* Review current Tri-State Fertilizer recommendations and learn how to calculate the correct amount of nutrients to apply to fields.

* What are the benefits of a Nutrient Management Plan and how producers can create a Nutrient Management Plan that works for their farms.

* Review NRCS-590 Standard plus proper manure application and temporary storage of manure.

* Local Producer and Hord Manure Expert Q & A Panel.

Certified Crop Adviser and Certified Livestock Manager Continuing Ed credits are available.

The speakers are Jason Hartschuh, OSU Extension; Clark Hutson, Ohio Department of Agriculture;

Terry Mescher, Ohio Department of Agriculture; Matt Wallace, Richland Soil and Water Conservation District and Jason Ruhl, United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service;

The Local Producer Q & A Panel members are Carl Ayers, Dairy/Grain Producer; John Adams, Beef/Grain Producer; David Neff, Manure Nutrient Specialist and Christopher Winslow, Ohio Sea Grant;

The workshop is sponsored by Centerra Co-Op, East of Chicago, FCBank, Fackler Kubota Tractor, Farm Credit Mid-America, Ohio Farm Bureau - Crawford and Richland Counties, and Putt Farms.

For special needs or accommodations please call 419-747-8691 ext. 7120 or 3 by Aug. 6, 2019.

The workshop is being hosted by Ashland, Crawford, Huron and Richland Soil and Water Conservation Districts and United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) - Ashland and Richland Counties.

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