February looks like it will be the peak of the winter meeting season. We on the Agronomic Crops Team provide programs of interest to corn, soybean and wheat growers across Ohio. See our calendar for February: https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/calendar/month/2018-02.
Some items of interest for February you will find:
February 5, 12, 19 & 26 – the Central Ohio Agronomy School in Knox County; 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. each week.
February 5 – Putnam County Agronomy Night; 6:00 p.m.
February 6 – Soil Health Workshop in Woodville; 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
February 7 – Software for developing nutrient management plans; Ottawa 9:30 a.m.
February 9 – Northwest Ohio Crops Day; Deshler 8:30 a.m.
February 9 – Madison, Delaware and Union Farmers Breakfast; Plain City 9:00 a.m.
February 13 – Controlling Your Problem Weeds; Marion County 1:00 p.m.
February 14 – Weed Management 101; Willard 9:30 a.m.
February 21 – Considering Organic? Urbana 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
More details about these events can be found at the AgCrops Calendar website: https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/calendar.
Also if this is your year to recertify for that Ohio Department of Agriculture card then check out the website, http://pested.osu.edu/, for recertification dates in your area and to register for Pesticide Recertification and Fertilizer reCertification.
Still need to get certified to apply fertilizer? You must attend a 3-hour program from Ohio State University Extension, or take the exam from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. To find a meeting for Fertilizer Certification training: http://NutrientEducation.osu.edu.
And if you plan to plant RR2Extend beans this year, then you will need to be licensed, trained and certified for that too as the soybean dicamba products are now Restricted Use Pesticides. Ask your seed dealer where the trainings are being held, you can also find some information on locations at our OSU website: https://pested.osu.edu.