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ODPA FALL Meetings
The 2012 ODPA Fall Meetings were held November 7, 8, and 9th!
ODPA Fall Meeting attendees learned practical ideas that dairy producers can implement right now in their dairy operation to counter-balance the effects of the current high feed costs and the excessive heat of last summer.
Gasser Family Honored
The Gasser Family of Creston was recognized by the Ohio Dairy Producers Association as the 2012 Environmental Stewardship Award winner at the Ohio Livestock Coalition’s 15th Annual Meeting and Symposium.
The annual award, sponsored by ODPA and coordinated by OLC, recognizes the many accomplishments made by dairy farmers to protect Ohio’s land, air and water quality and conserves the state’s natural resources.
The farm is owned and operated by Virgil and Lois Gasser, and their sons Dave, Aaron, Steve and Nate. Together they have taken a number of actions to make their operation more environmentally friendly. Some of these projects include working with the Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District to develop a nutrient management plan, testing the soil bi-annually, installing four grassed waterways, and planting wheat as a cover crop.
The farm also is the first in Ohio to have a circular manure storage tank with a ramp, which is 160-foot in diameter and stores 1.8 million gallons of manure. The Gasser family strives to be a good neighbor and avoids manure application during holidays and other special events.
Ohio Ag News
Courtesy of Ohio Ag Connection
|Ground Broken for New Ag Engineering Building
A September 2010 tornado took it away.
|MLB Teams Plan Series of FFA Day at the Ballpark Games
The National FFA Organization has partnered with four Major League Baseball teams for FFA Day at the Ballpark events this summer.
|4-R's of Nutrient Management
Grain and livestock and producers and landowners in Shelby and surrounding counties are encouraged to attend a free meeting to learn the latest on the 4-R's of Nutrient Management.