Certified Crop Advisors Can Earn Continuing Education Credit at Farm Science Review

The Certified Crop Adviser program at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review is one way crop consultants can receive their yearly complement of continuing education credits.

The CCA College will be held on Sept. 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and will cover a wide variety of topics related to conservation programs, corn hybrids, fungicide applications, and nitrogen fertilizer management. Farm Science Review will take place Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.

Registration is $80 and includes breakfast, lunch, program materials, an entry ticket to Farm Science Review and a parking pass. Registration deadline is Sep. 10. Registration is limited and there will be no registration the day of the event.

Harold Watters, an Ohio State University Extension educator, said that the CCA College is specifically tailored to CCAs not only in Ohio, but also across the Midwest.

“Things in agriculture are constantly changing. What new information was introduced five years ago may no longer be valid,” said Watters. “CCAs crave the newest, latest and greatest that will have an impact on them and their customers not only right now, but for tomorrow as well. The program offered at Farm Science Review provides them with that useful information.”

The CCA program begins on the Farm Science Review exhibit grounds at Beef Street, between Land and Soybean streets. Parking is available in the Exhibitor Parking area at the west end of the grounds. Enter through Gate J and cross Beef Street to the Vice President’s Tent. Breakfast is from 7:20 a.m. to 8 a.m. and the program begins at promptly at 8 a.m.

Speakers include Mark Scarpitti from U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service; Ohio State University Extension specialists Pierce Paul, Peter Thomison and Robert Mullen, who are also scientists with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center; and Purdue University specialists Kiersten Weise and Jim Camberato.

The program will also include field activities of demonstration plots covering the results of such trials as disease management, fungicide applications and hybrid demonstrations between tilled and no-till corn.

In addition to the CCA College, crop consultants can receive continuing education credits by attending various educational sessions being offered during Farm Science Review. For more information, log on to http://bit.ly/cJQ3IU.

To register online, log on to http://bit.ly/cJQ3IU.

For a mailed registration form or for fax registration, call the OSU Extension office in Champaign County at (937) 484-1526. For program information, contact Harold Watters at (937) 484-1526 or e-mail watters.35@osu.edu.

Farm Science Review is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Ohio State University Extension, and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. It attracts upwards of 140,000 visitors from all over the country and Canada, who come for three days to peruse 4,000 product lines from 600 commercial exhibitors, and learn the latest in agricultural research, conservation, family and nutrition, and gardening and landscape.

Farm Science Review pre-show tickets are now on sale for $5 at all OSU Extension county offices. Tickets will also be available at local agribusinesses. Tickets are $8 at the gate. Children 5 and younger are admitted free. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21-22 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23.

For more information, log on to http://fsr.osu.edu. For the latest news and updates, follow Farm Science Review on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/OhioStateFSR), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/FarmScienceReview), and Ning (http://fsrosu.ning.com).

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