Winter Manure / Fertilizer Spreading Meeting Scheduled

A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 8-10 a.m. at the Kenn Feld Group (John Deere) training center, 10305 Liberty Union Road, Van Wert.  Parking is available on the north side of the building.  The meeting will begin with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. followed by the meeting at 8:30 a.m.

Speakers are: Terry Mescher, ODA and Seth Owens, SWCD. They will cover the value of manure, application recommendations, tracking the weather and current SWCD/NRCS cost-share programs. Pre-registration is needed to attend the  meeting by  contacting the SWCD office at  419 238-9591 x 4253.    The deadline to register is November 25.

Cows and Plows 2019 Held

Resources - Water Quality


Tammy Campbell, Education Coordinator at SWCD shows the students the importance of clean water.

Technology - Machinery


Jim Bonifas, Kenn Feld Group talks with the students about the combine. 

Resources - Soil


Curtis Young and Rachel Hoverman, OSU Extension discuss the properties of the soil.

Technology - GPS


Seth Owens, SWCD District Technician shows the students how to use GPS and it's benefits and uses.

The 23rd Cows and Plows Field Day was held Sept. 24 & 26 for 282 4th grade students.  With the help of the following Cows and Plows had another successful year!

Advanced Biological Marketing, Ag Credit, Cooper Farms Cooked Meats, D&D Ingredient, Earl J. Gerdeman Agricultural Scholarship, Farm Credit, 4-H Council, Heritage Farm Equipment, Kenn-Feld Group, Lincolnview Young Farmers, Maumee Watershed Conservancy District, Ohio State University Extension, Save-A-Lot, Van Wert Fair Board, Van Wert Farm Bureau, Wrenco Trophy, Lincolnview and Crestview FFA and Van Wert Soil & Water Conservation District.

Production - Livestock


The Evans' talked about some of their animals that they have on the farm.  This is always a student favorite !

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Van Wert Soil & Water Conservation District

1185 Professional Drive, Van Wert, OH 45891US

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