Spring Expo

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2018 Spring Expo

January 31,2018 from 1:00PM-7:00PM | Owens Community College Findlay Campus

Please join us for a day filled with information to help get  you ready for spring. Learn about bulk oil, new products  and information from John Deere and FIC Dealerships to help maximize the output from your equipment this  spring, as well as presentations from the Grain Bin Rescue Team, Wilson Tire & more.

We will also have on hand a wide variety of outside vendors to supply you with information to aid you in all aspects of your farm operation.

Room 107

John Deere Gen 4 Display Options and Data Management Solutions | 3:00-3:45 & 5:00-5:45
Join our Integrated Solutions Consultants to learn about our new John Deere Display options and Desktop mapping solutions. We will be reviewing the new Gen4 4640 display and Starfire 6000 receivers with SF3 signal. As well as the Precision Ag Core Activation enhancements with Automated End turns, Implement Guidance, and more. If you not using the John Deere Operations center on MyJohnDeere.com this will also be a great chance to get a sneak peek at what you can do and how to sign up for free.

Technology Software Offerings
Are you currently utilizing farm data and looking for additional features or software to enhance your operations tracking and management? We will be having various mini-sessions throughout the day from outside software providers that are currently integrated into the John Deere Operations Center. Stop in an listen to each company review their features and how it might align with your farm.

Room 111

Watershed Best Management Practices | 2:00-2:45
Environmental specialist Dr. Sandra Kosek-Sills, Ph.D, of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission will share information on the Maumee River watershed best management practices for agriculture producers as well as the Ohio Domestic Action Plan and how this will advance state level efforts toward proposed nutrient reduction targets.

Farm Bureau’s Land As Your Legacy | 3:00-3:45
Eric Brown is a farmer just like you, and also a financial advisor for Nationwide’s Land As Your Legacy Program. Eric’s experience from helping over 100 families plan and execute a workable and efficient estate plan allows him to cut through the confusion and get farm families the answers they are looking for when discussing estate and transition planning.

Sulfur in Soil | 4:00-4:45
Although sulfur is described as a secondary plant nutrient, largely because it is not deficient as often as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, it is still as important as the other major nutrients. Ed Lentz, from the Hancock County OSU Extension, will discuss the importance of sulfur in soil and the impact it will have on your crops.

Waterhemp Weed | 5:00-5:45
Jeff Stachler from the Hancock County OSU Extension Office will be discussing Waterhemp weeds, as well as how to treat and control them.

Grain Marketing Conditions| 6:00-7:00
Steve Spieth of INTL FCStone, a global financial services organization, will be discussing the current grain market conditions and what to look for over the next 12 months. Steve works out of Bowling Green, Ohio and specialize in grain and fertilizer risk management.

Room 124

Farm Trucking Regulations | 2:00-2:45 & 4:00-4:45
Steve Altman of Tri-State Transportation will be presenting on the importance of truck licensing in the farming business.

Room 127

Grain Bin Rescue | 1:00-1:45
Brady Shull, of Helena Fire & Rescue, will discuss the dangers of grain and the equipment used to make a rescue, as well as how long a rescue usually takes. He will also be discussing the various ways a grain rescue tube can be used.

Early Registration

Please list names of additional attendees in order to be qualified to win the early registration door prize.
FIC Dealerships’ coolers to be given to the first 200 early registrants. 

Owens Community College Findlay Campus