CARROLLTON, Ohio — On October 4, the Carroll County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a bus trip to visit Brandt Family Farm in Fairfield County, Ohio. As one of the first farmers in Ohio to use no till farming, Dave Brandt is a well-known expert in conservation farming practices and soil health.
Brandt has been using 100% no till practices on his farm since 1971, and the Brandt Family Farm is a well-known destination to see the effects no till farming and cover crops. As his expertise and profits grew, Dave was able to expand his business into the sale of cover crop seeds, and he established Walnut Creek Seeds, which specializes in single species and mixed cover crop seed blends.
Participants in the event will get the opportunity to tour the farm in a small group so that they can see the benefits of no till farming and learn directly from Dave Brandt. The cost of the trip is $40 per person, and it includes bus transportation and a boxed lunch from Donna’s Deli. The bus will depart from the Carroll Soil and Water Conservation office at 613 High St NW at 8:15 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 4, 2022.
People interested in attending should call the Carroll Soil and Water Conservation District at 330-627-9852 by September 28, 2022. Space is limited and reservations will be taken on first come, first served basis.
— Carroll Soil and Water Conservation District