More Than 10,000 Ohio Farmers Have Received Water Quality Training From Ohio Extension
Ohio State Extension trained 10,000 farmers in the last year in fertilizer best practices that optimize yeild and minimize runoff. The Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training program helps their bottom line and improves water quality throughout the greater water system.
The program aims to help Ohio farmers meet new regulatory standards. The 2014 agricultural fertilization law requires 50+ acre farms to reach a heightened certification level by 2017. According to the USDA, the average Ohio farm is 188 acres.
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