FOSTORIA, Ohio — Ohio crop farmers David and Ann Cramer will host a field day in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa and Seneca County Conservation District exploring no-till, small-grains production and cover crops on Wednesday, June 26, from 6-8:30 p.m. at their farm near Fostoria (2765 N County Road 39, about 4 miles east of town).
The event – “30 Years of Small Grains and No-Till on an Ohio Farm” – is free and open to all. David is a Practical Farmers of Iowa member, and a lifelong Seneca County farmer. He currently farms 650 acres of grain and has been no-tilling small grains on his family farm for over 30 years.
At the field day, David will share his experience and agronomic advice. He’ll discuss cover crop mixes, variety selection, interseeding clover into wheat and incorporating cover crops into a small-grains operation.
This event is part of Practical Farmers’ main 2019 field day season, which includes 40 events across Iowa, and the region, on topics spanning the agricultural spectrum. The field days are meant to help connect farmers with their peers for networking and farmer-to-farmer learning.
David graduated from The Ohio State University in 1982 with a degree in agricultural mechanization systems, then returned to the family farm as the fifth generation to farm the land.
Directions from Fostoria: Take W County Road 60 east for about 4 miles. The farm is at the intersection of Co Rd 60 and Co Rd 39.
Practical Farmers’ 2019 field days are supported by several sustaining and major sponsors, including: Albert Lea Seed; Bio Till; Center for Rural Affairs; Gandy Cover Crop Seeders; Grain Millers Inc.; H.A. Wallace Chair for Sustainable Agriculture – Iowa State University; Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance; Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University; Iowa State Department of Agronomy; La Crosse Seed; Man@Machine; MOSA Certified Organic; Niman Ranch; PepsiCo; Pipeline Foods; Premier 1 Supplies; River Valley Cooperative; Scoular; Sunderman Farm Management; Sunrise Foods International; Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education; Trees Forever; Unilever; Welter Seed & Honey Company.
— Practical Farmers of Iowa
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