HARDIN COUNTY - The 2013 Conservation Tillage Breakfast Program series will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Plaza Inn, in Mt. Victory. Each session will begin at 7:30 a.m., with a complimentary buffet breakfast followed by the program at 8 a.m. On Jan. 8, the program will feature OSU soybean and small grain agronomist, Dr. Laura Lindsey, who will discuss soybean plant nutrition and related soil fertility. Lindsey has replaced long time OSU agronomist, Dr. Jim Beuerlein, who has retired.

On Jan. 22, Heritage Cooperative and FC Stone will present a grain marketing outlook with Cal Whewell, who is a risk management consultant with FC Stone. On Feb. 5, Purdue agronomist, Dr. Tony Vyn will discuss vertical tillage and new tools available for agronomic systems today. On Feb. 19, NRCS engineer, Mark Seger, will discuss farm drainage and nutrients, both fertilizer and manure, and the interaction between these two important parts of modern agriculture.

The Conservation Tillage Breakfast program series is jointly sponsored by OSU Extension and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Hardin, Logan and Union Counties. Breakfast is provided by the generous support of agricultural lenders and agricultural businesses. All events are open to the public and no advance registration is required. Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors will be available.