Field day to be held July 30 looking at water from the field to the lake


The Fulton SWCD along with The Nature Conservancy, OSU Extension, USDA-NRCS, Conservation Action Project, Kenn-Feld Group, John Deere, ODNR-Division of Soil & Water Resources and partnering landowners are hosting a field day on Thursday, July 30, called, “Field to Lake – Soil, Science and Water Working Together.”

The field day will be at the Seiler two-stage ditch location located 3/8 mile north of County Road T, east side of County Road 21 near Fayette. The field day will run from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The programs will give information and the science about nutrient placement, soil health, and slowing the flow with in-field, edge-of-field, and in-stream best management practices.

The topics covered will be a demonstration of retrofitted John Deere 2510H Nutrient Injection equipment, two-stage ditch conservation practice, soil health and structure demonstration, Gypsum, tile, watershed, and lake research, 4R nutrient stewardship, cover crop plots, and rain, drainage water management and blind inlet demonstrations.

The speakers for this event are Frank Gibbs (Consultant), Joe Nester (Ag Consultant), Dr. Hans Kok (Ag Consultant), Dr. Warren Dick (OSU), Justin McBride (ODNR-DSWR), Jed Stinner (USDA-ARS), Carrie Huitger (USGS), Cyndi Rachol (USGS), Jon Witter (OSU-ATI), Joe Duris (USGS), Javier Gonzalez/Stan Livingston (USDA-ARS), Carrie Vollmer-Sanders (TNC), Jamie Scott (Scott Cover Crops), Matt Fuelling (Kenn-Feld), Scott Gerken (John Deere), and Lauren Lindemann (TNC).

A catered meal will be provided by The Nature Conservancy and Conservation Action Project. Continuing education credits will be available for nutrient management, soil and water, and crop management. For more information about the field day, or to make a reservation by July 24th, email kbowles@fultoncountyoh.com or call the Fulton SWCD at 419-337-9217.