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Cover Crops for Prevent Plant Acres


Prevent Plant 2019Three Cover Crop experts, suppliers in Ohio, will keynote the agenda: 

  • David Brandt (Walnut Creek Seeds), 
  • Dwight Clary(Clary Farms LLC), and 
  • Cody Beacom(Bird Agronomics). 
  • Moderator of this Panel: Alan Sundermeier,OSU Extension, Wood County.   

Questions and discussion.Bret Margraf, Seneca Conservation District, and Jan Layman, President of Ohio No-Till Council, will help lead this so everyone gets their questions/issues brought up. We’ll collect questions on 3x5 index cards also. We expect to have a lot of expertise in the audience, including other cover crop seed suppliers.


First, at 6:35: Weed controlis critical on Prevent Plant: Jeff Stachler, OSU Extension Auglaize County

Second, at 6:45: Fertility management, a whole different world: Joe Nester, Nester Ag Management

Third, at 6:55: Quick introductions of these resource folks:

Resource folks:

Crop Insurance issues: Brad Wingfield, Wingfield Crop Insurance Service

  •             Rep from USDA-FSA: Anita Green,Auglaize County
  •             Rep from Dekalb Asgrow, Bayer: Brad Miller
  •             Rep from Stewart Seeds:  Justin Petrosino
  •             Dealing with Stress:Sarah Noggle, OSU Extension, Paulding County
  •             Soil Health benefits: Jim Hoorman, USDA-NRCS


The FOCUSwill be on cover crop options

  •     Do you want to graze or harvest forage? This can be done Sept 1.
  •    What will be your next cash crop?
  •     When can (or should) you plant certain cover crop mixes? 
  •     What Cover Crop seeds are available? (Prices for several will rise.)
  •     Can leftover soybean seed be used? 
  •     How much can you afford? Other than for grazing/forage, maybe $20/acre. 


CCA credits:A sign-up sheet will be available for Crop Consultants. Credits will be: 1.5 hr. S&W; 0.5 hr. NM; and 0.5 hr. PM. 


This program has multiple sponsors and supporters. Ohio No-Till Council, OSU Extension, SWCDs, USDA, Ohio Farm Bureau, Liberty Bank, Ohio Soybean Council, Ohio Corn&Wheat.


This program is FREE. No pre-registration needed.

Overnight room accommodations: The Inn at ONU (across the street from the McIntosh Center) has rooms. Single room rate is $119. Online: Use code: July.  Phone: 419-772-2500



Delayed broadcast, online: The 2.5 hour program will be videotaped and available either later the same evening or the next morning. Ohio AgNet is doing the multi-camera broadcast, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau.  Go to:


Jun 27, 2019, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
402 West College Ave., Ada, Ohio 45810, Ohio Northern University, McIntosh Center, Ballroom (yes, the same big Room A, upstairs, used for our Conservation Tillage Conference.)
Randall Reeder