Monday, July 3, 2017

CAP Backers

Have you visited our CAP Backer page?

This group is a vital part to our organization.  The CAP Backer program was developed to assist in outreach and education efforts on Ohio’s WLEB water quality concerns.   Lake Erie is a source of drinking water for millions, home to more than half of the fish in the Great lakes, and a draw for tourists.  Despite the actions of many organizations as well as the actions that farmers have taken to improve soil health and reduce fertilizer runoff, nutrients still continue to contribute to water quality problems. The agricultural community has launched a proactive and responsible commitment aimed at the long-term improvement of Lake Erie’s water quality. This effort advocates the use of 4R’s: Right Source of Nutrients at the Right Time and Right Rate in the Right Place. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sidedressing Corn with Manure

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With the addition of the Clemens Food Group fresh pork processing facility that is being built in Coldwater, MI, CAP is working with OSU Extension on their studies involving manure sidedressing.

To view some of the videos that have been taken while sidedressing click here.  These videos are on facebook but you can still view them even if you don't have an account.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Abby at 419-354-5517 or Eric Richer at 419-337-9210.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Congratulations Joe!

Our very own Joe Nester was recently recognized at the National No-Till Conference as 1 of 25 Legends of No-Till.

Read more from Frank Lessiter about Celebrating 25 Years of No-Till Excellence.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Welcome New Trustee, Kevin Miller

Kevin is lives near West Unity and is representing Williams County.
He and his wife Patsy have 2 adult sons.  He grows corn,soybeans, wheat and hay and has a herd of club calf cows.  Some of the conservation practices that Kevin utilizes include strip till and cover crops.  When the time allows Kevin enjoys watching college sports and traveling.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thanks Kenny!

Thank you Kenny for your serving as president in FY 2015-2016.  Kenny Schilling has been involved with CAP for 2 years and is a Sales Rep for Dow AgroSciences where he primarily sells corn and soybean herbicides and nitrogen stabilizers.    

Monday, May 9, 2016

Thank You Legacy Farmers!

CAP would like to recognize Legacy Farmers Cooperative as a CAP Backer.  The CAP backer program was started in 2013 and was initiated to help assist on a variety of programs that support the CAP’s Mission “To maintain economic and environmental balances in Ohio’s agriculture through a cooperative partnership in government, private business and academia to enhance the quality of our natural resources for the benefit of all”. The primary function of this effort is the improvement of water quality in Ohio’s Great Lake, Lake Erie. Lake Erie has received a huge amount of press lately because of the large harmful algal blooms. These blooms are created by over enrichment of nutrients entering into our water systems that lead to the lake. As it relates to nutrients, phosphorus has been identified as the lead source of the algal blooms and more specifically that of dissolved reactive phosphorus.  Eighty percent of it comes from non-point sources and agriculture has been associated with this. Since more than 80% of the western basin of Lake Erie is in row crop production of corn and beans, it is the focus of a lot of press/research/rules for agriculture. So Ag does play an important part of the problem and solution of excess nutrients in the Lake.