Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Upcoming Extension Meetings

Pipeline Soil Remediation Meeting
December 10, 2015 @ Ole Zimm's Wagon Shed 8:30-11:30 
RSVP to Wood County Extension 
Additional Information can be found here

Cover Crop, Soil Health Workshop
January 20,2016, Wood County Junior Fair Building
Additional Information can be found here

Northwest Ohio Corn Soybean Day 
January 22, 2016 Founders Hall, Archbold 
Contact Fulton County Extension for more info



Thursday, October 1, 2015

Date Changes

2 dates in the Upcoming Events section of the newsletter are wrong.

The Ohio No-Till Conference in Plain City is December 9, 2015.

The Northwest Ohio Corn Soybean Day at Founders Hall, Archbold will be January 22 8:30am-3:30pm.  Contact Fulton County Extension for more info

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

THANK YOU Bill!



After 15 years of serving as the Secretary/Treasurer of CAP, Bill Houtz has retired.  Bill is retired from Luckey Farmers and plans to do more traveling with his wife.  We wish Bill all the best in his future travels.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Thanks Wayne!


CAP would like to thank Wayne Noffsinger for serving as President in FY 2014-2015. Wayne has been a board member on the CAP board of Trustees the past eight years. He is the Branch Manager for Helena Chemical Plant in Continental. 
Thanks Wayne!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program seeks Auditors



The Nutrient Stewardship Council, on behalf of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program, seeks to contract with consultants as 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program Auditors. The 4R Certification Program was officially launched on March 18, 2014, and includes specifications for best practices for nutrient management for nutrient service providers in and around the Lake Erie Watershed, with the goal of long-term improvement of Lake Erie’s water quality.

For additional information visit 4R Certified.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Luckey Farmers' Bradner Becomes 4R Certified

(From left to right) Front row: Erin Peters, Tom Wagner, Adam Brossia, Rex Holland, Dave Eschedor, Mike Joseph and Rachel Johns; Back row: Matt Flowers, Brock Abke and Josh Kieffer.

Congratulations to the Bradner Branch of Luckey Farmers, Inc. for becoming 4R Certified.  They join Legacy Farmers Cooperative as the only 2 facilities in the area to have this certification.  Visit the 4R Certified website to find out more.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

CAP Backer

CAP would also like to recognize Rosen's Diversified, Inc. 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.


Friday, May 1, 2015

2015 CAP Backer Program



December 2013, the Conservation Action Project (CAP), launched a new program i.e. The CAP Backer Program. This program 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.

CAP is part of a new outreach effort of using the principals of 4R’s in agriculture; Right Place, Right Amount, Right Time and Right Source. Our focus is to apply these principals with local agri-chemical dealerships in the seven county area of CAP to get them in tune with the principles and lead them to be 4R Certified. Our hope is that we will be able to get their producers to observe and participate in the practices. Using these funds we will be able to promote innovative conservation practices and responsible nutrient management on Ohio’s cropland.

CAP would like to acknowledge the following businesses and organizations for their financial contribution to this program – Legacy Farmer’s Cooperative and Luckey Farmers,Inc. These organizations commitment allows CAP to  “maintain economic and environmental balances in Ohio’s agriculture” by promoting the use of “The 4R principals”.




Monday, March 9, 2015

Grain Bin Safety


Volunteer firefighters are often a rural area’s first and only line of defense when a farmer or grain elevator worker becomes helplessly trapped in a grain bin. Unfortunately, many fire departments lack the specialized rescue techniques and equipment necessary for a successful rescue.

Locally, some departments and elevators are already equipped with grain tubes. If your department is one that is not, visit grainbinsafetyweek.com to nominate your department. 

This contest ends 5/31/15.