Williams SWCD To Explain New Manure & Fertilizer Application Regulations & Restrictions

The Williams Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) invites you to attend a meeting on ‘Senate Bill 1 New Manure & Fertilizer Application Regulations & Restrictions…How Does It Affect You!!’ The meeting will be held Thursday, October 29, in the Williams SWCD Meeting Room in Bryan starting at 5:00 p.m. with a meal followed by the program.

Depending on your current farming practices, the new Senate Bill 1 (SB1) rules could easily have an effect on your farm operation.

Come hear John M. Schlichter, Deputy Director with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, as he explains how SB 1, which became effective July 1, 2015, AFFECTS your agricultural operation. If you want to know how these new regulations and restrictions on applying manure and fertilizer will affect you, THIS is your opportunity to get the ANSWERS from the person who knows. John was involved in many of the meetings and discussions leading to the outcome of SB 1. SB 1 sets the new regulations and restrictions for manure application for small and midsize livestock farms and fertilizer applications in all cropping systems applying commercial fertilizers. John will discuss the restrictions on manure and fertilizer in effect now and will explain what these rules mean to you as a producer and what steps you can take now to comply with the new rules without interrupting your production plans. He will also cover what options you still have open to spread and what is required to obtain a temporary exemption from the rules for your farm.

Mike Boff, Soil Conservation Technician with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has years of experience working with NRCS programs and many years of experience designing and developing plans for other operators. Mike can make common sense suggestions based on his experience that may save you time, money and frustration. Mike will share his input, answer your questions, and may be available to look at your farm and make suggestions that you may have not considered.

Brian Barclay, Williams County NRCS District Conservationist, will explain what programs and Federal assistance that may be coming available soon, what the requirements are to qualify for these programs, and what records may be needed to better your chances of receiving the funding you are applying for.

The evening meal is sponsored by the Williams Soil and Water Conservation District. The meeting is also sponsored by the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative and the OSU Extension Williams County. The meeting will be held in the Williams SWCD meeting room at 1120 West High Street, Bryan, and starts at 5:00 p.m. Reservations are requested for the meal. For reservations, please call the Williams SWCD at 419-636-2349 Ext 3 by October 23.


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