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>Date: Wed, 11 Jun 1997 13:10:29
>To: susag-team
>From: Mike Hogan <hogan.1@osu.edu>
>>Date: Wed, 11 Jun 1997 13:07:41
>>To: all-extension
>>From: Mike Hogan <hogan.1@osu.edu>
>>A series of farm tours titled "Profitable Farming In A Changing
Environment" will be held this summer to highlight various on-farm research
projects funded 
>>through the USDA SARE (Sustainable Ag Research & Education) program and
the Kellogg IFS program.
>>The dates and locations for these tours are as follows:
>>June 19, 1997 1:00 to 5:00 PM - Hartzler Family dairy, bottling plant, &
retail store, Apple Creek, OH  
>>No registration is required for this tour.
>>Topics: economic analysis of grazing and conventional dairy systems;
nutrient cycling on grazing and conventional dairy farms; comparison of pest
outbreaks in organic and conventional corn; sustaining rural communities by
adding value to agricultural products
>>August 7, 1997 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Darby Creek Integrated Farming
Systems Canoe Trip, Georgesville, OH  
>>Topics: how farmers can help enhance environmental quality; biological
testing of aquatic ecosystems
>>August 12, 1997 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Locust Grove Farm, Creola, OH
>>Topics: free range poultry production; composting farm wastes and dead
livestock; sustainable vegetable production and marketing; regional food systems
>>September 9, 1997 1:00 to 3:00 PM - Rich Bennett Farm, Napoleon. OH
>>Registration is not required for this tour
>>Topics: testing for soil nitrate; managing legumes as a source of
nitrogen; soybean cyst nematodes and cover crops; wheat stubble management
with late summer seeded cover crops
>>A flyer for this series of tours was in county mail packets a few weeks
ago.  If you need another flyer (with maps) or would like to register for
any of the tours, contact the Carroll County Office at 330.627.4310.
>>Mike Hogan 
>>Extension Agent
>>and Co-Coordinator
>>Sustainable Agriculture Team
>>voice 330.627.4310
>>FAX 330.627.6656
>>Courthouse, 119 Public Square
>>Carrollton, OH  44615-1498