Jim Hoorman, an Ohio State University Extension educator and an assistant professor studying cover crops and water quality issues, will hold a workshop, “Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil Health,” on Nov. 14 and Dec.10, 2013 and on Jan. 14, 2014. The workshop will offer growers an advanced, marathon session on cover crops, with the opportunity to work hands-on with soils and seeds and learn about specific cover crops, such as the fact that legume cover crops protect the soil from erosion but also produce nitrogen for crop production, Hoorman said.
The registration cost for each workshop is $30 and includes lunch, handouts, fact sheets and a new Cover Crop Field Guide.
The workshops are:
Nov 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mercer County office of OSU Extension, 220 W. Livingston St. in Celina;
Dec10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Putnam County office of OSU Extension, 1206 E. Second Street, Ottawa;
Jan 14, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Erie County, with the location to be determined.
For more information or to register, contact Hoorman at 419-523-6294 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org