This has been a difficult year to control weeds and apply foliars. We want to help you overcome these challenges for next year and address other disease and insect problems such as Northern Corn Leaf Blight. Join us Wednesday, July 29 on several farm tours in Ohio, hosted by John Daniel Schlabach of JDS Seeds. We will visit 8 farms and learn what others have done to manage their crops. One of our agronomists, Gary Campbell, will be there all day addressing fertility issues along with John Daniel Schlabach. It should be a great day to get your questions answered while learning from some of the best. The following farms are participating:
Allen Brubaker Family – 8:00 a.m. at 4883 Bates Road, Wooster, Ohio. Allen and his family grow greenhouse tomatoes and this year they are doing really well. Tour the greenhouse and join the discussion.
Scott Stoller Farm – 9:00 a.m. at 10451 Eby Road, Sterling, Ohio. Scott and his family are Organic Valley members and grow organic corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, hay, and pasture. Scott uses a variety of tools for weed control and was one of the first farmers in the area to use AgriEnergy products. He also built a new milking parlor and expanded his herd.
Jim Gasser Farm – 10:00 a.m. at 10148 Eby Road, Sterling, Ohio. Jim and his family are Organic Valley members and grow organic corn, soybeans, oats, hay, and pasture. Jim has been applying AgriEnergy products to his hay and forage crops.
Greenfield Farms Cooperative – 11:00 a.m. at 6464 Fredericksburg Road, Wooster, Ohio. Tour Greenfield Farms dry fertilizer mixing plant and their warehouse distribution center. See local produce being brought in and prepared for shipment to area retailers.
Jake’s Restaurant – 12:00 p.m. 6655 East Lincoln Way, Wooster, Ohio. Join us for lunch at Jake’s.
Ervin Miller, Jr. Farm – 1:15 p.m. at 4347 Welty Road, Apple Creek, Ohio. Ervin and his family grown organic corn, soybeans, hay, and pasture. He has been using AgriEnergy products for several years and his crops look good. He uses a variety of tools for weed control and just bought a new Mulitvator (in the row rototiller).
Raymond I Weaver Farm – 2:30 p.m. at 14862 Harrison Road, Apple Creek, Ohio. Raymond and his family are Organic Valley members and grow corn, oats, alfalfa, and pasture. He has been using the starter program on corn and foliar on his forages.
Paul Steiner Farm – 3:30 p.m. at 15077 Church Road, Dalton, Ohio. Paul and his family have a Jersey dairy herd and grow corn, alfalfa, and forage crops. He has had success using AgriEnergy products for over 5 years.
Craig Stoller Farm – 6:30 p.m. at 14590 Mt. Eaton Road, Rittman, Ohio. Craig and his family are Organic Valley members and milk Holsteins. Join Gary Campbell and John Daniel Schlabach as they walk the pastures and discuss pasture management and look at Craig’s organic corn plot and AgriEnergy fertilizer plot.
Please note, the tour of the Craig Stoller Farm will be conducted as an evening pasture walk. There is no need to RSVP for any of the farm tours; just show up and attend as many as you prefer. Feel free to stay the whole day or enjoy only a handful of tours.