Farmers’ winter meeting planned in Snyder County

MIDDLEBURG — The Snyder County Conservation District along with AgChoice Farm Credit, Hoover Tractor, Kantz and Steininger Committee, Mifflinburg Bank and Trust, Perdue AgriBusiness, RHP Law Group LLC, Seed Consultants Inc. and Sunbury Motor Company, will host an agricultural winter meeting on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 3939 Park Road near Selinsgrove. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The meeting is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

The SCCD is applying for pesticide, nutrient management and manure/hauler broker credits from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Presenters will come from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, agricultural and conservation agencies, Penn State and Penn State Extension. Topics include agricultural compliance, attracting natural pollinators, improving soil biology and crop productivity with cover crops and Conservation District and U.S. Department of Agriculture updates. Penn State staff will discuss seed treatments, its use and integrated pest management, the hows and whys of soil testing with SCCD staff, preventing pesticide exposure, differences between adjuvants and surfactants and managing corn ear rots and mycotoxins.

The meeting and lunch are $5 per person. Pay at the door. Call (570) 837-3000 for reservations at the Snyder County Conservation District Office or email sccd@snydercd.org by Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. If assistance to participate is required, contact the Conservation District by Feb. 1, 2019, for coordination.