WILBERFORCE, Ohio — Join Central State University Extension (CSUE) and ModCon Living Tool Library for a training on how to use a walk-behind tractor from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 29, and repeating 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 5, at Mid-Ohio Farms, 116 N. Wheatland Ave., Columbus.
Attendees will be shown how to use the tractor and experience hands-on practice using three different implements that are commonly used (tiller, rotary plow and flail mower), says CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator Dana Hilfinger.
Walk-behind tractors are typically selected by farmers who are growing on less than five acres. They can be essential tools for the small-scale farmer to be able to prepare beds efficiently and are compatible with many low and minimal tillage practices.
The presentation will also discuss the pros/cons of using a walk-behind tractor and rental/purchase options, she adds.
The program is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Hilfinger at dhilfinger@CentralState.edu.
— Central State University Extension
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