4/21/16 – 5:17 A.M.
A McComb area farm and two farms in Hardin County will serve as “demonstration” farms for practices meant to prevent run-off into waterways. The Courier reports McComb’s Stateler Family Farms; the Kellogg Farm in Forest; and the Kurt Farm in Dunkirk will all take part. The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will work with the farmers on the project.
Successful conservation methods observed at the three farms will be shared throughout the state.
Conservation systems will be installed at all three farms to monitor fertilizer levels, annual fertilizer application rates, and methods and timing of applications. Other practices like tile water treatment systems will also be put in place.
Field days will be held at the farms to allow people to see the results of the project. A field day will be held August 26 at the Kurt Farm as part of Hardin County Field Days.
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