SWCD to offer free land management workshop

A free land management workshop will be hosted by the Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District on March 31.
The workshop will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center meeting room, 7868 County 140, Findlay.
Speakers will address concerns with sub-surface drainage and the effect on ditches, rivers and farm ground.
Blind inlets and re-saturated buffers, which are new practices included in the Lye Creek watershed grant program, also will be discussed, along with management of cover crop seed.
Allen Sundermeier, an Ohio State University Extension educator, will speak on cover crop seeds and management at 8 a.m. At 9:30 a.m., Rick Wilson, from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, will discuss blind inlets, re-saturated buffers and grant opportunities.
At 11 a.m., Larry Brown, a professor from Ohio State University’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, will speak on subsurface drainage.
Attendees may participate in the entire workshop, or attend only one or two presentations.
A free continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., and a light lunch after the final presentation.
Pre-registration is requested by March 26, by calling 419-422-6569. The event will be limited to 50 attendees.

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