Darke Chamber of Commerce Ag Day set for March 18

GREENVILLE –Did you know that Agriculture is the number one business in Darke County? Would you like an opportunity to network with the agricultural community? If so, plan to attend the Darke County Chamber of Commerce Ag Day on Friday, March 18 at Romer’s Catering in Greenville.

The luncheon program focus this year is “Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones) in Agriculture” presented by Dr. Scott Shearer, Professor and Chair Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University.

Chamber Chairman Matt Aultman, a fifth generation farmer said, “Chamber Ag Day has been in existence for more than 60 years to honor those in agriculture and to foster partnerships among our farmers, agri-business and traditional business.”

The Darke County OSU Extension Service will sponsor a three-hour free Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Training Course instructed by Sam Custer, Educator, OSU Extension, Darke County. The workshop is limited to the first 200 to register. Fertilizer Applicator Training Course pre-registration is required at www.go.osu.edu/2016darke.

Chamber Ag Day schedule of events include coffee and donuts sponsored by Roberts Agency-Nationwide Insurance 8:30 a.m., Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Training Course part one 9 to 11 a.m., networking and sponsor educational exhibits 11 to 11:30 a.m., luncheon program 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Training Course part two 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Luncheon and program reservation is $20 per person. Luncheon and program are free for Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Training Course attendees.

The Event Sponsor is: Crop Production Services, Ansonia and Greenville.

The Farmer Lunch Sponsors are: A1 Ag Services LLC, BASF Crop Protection North America, Cardinal Ethanol, LLC, Cooper Farms, Harvest Land Coop, Pitsburg and Versailles, Koenig Equipment, Inc., Monsanto, Asgrow/DEKALB, Remington Seeds LLC, Valent USA Corp., VanTilburg Farms Inc., and Wilbur-Ellis.

The Gold Sponsors are: CF Poeppelman Inc.-Pepcon, Greenville National Bank, Premier Health, Second National Bank, The Andersons Marathon Ethanol, The Daily Advocate, USAerobotix, LLC, Walls Brothers Asphalt Co., and Wayne HealthCare. The Silver Sponsors are: CenturyLink, Darke County Farmers Union, Edison State Community College, First Choice Realty, Fry & Company, CPAs, Greenville Technology Inc., HealthLink, Leis Realty Company, Mote & Associates, Inc., Roberts Agency-Nationwide Insurance, and Theodore O. Finnarn, Attorney at Law. The Friends of Agriculture Sponsors are: Darke County Agricultural Society, Rebsco, Inc. and Rural King.

“The Darke County Chamber Agriculture Committee organizes and hosts this event every year,” said Ag Committee Chairman Tony Roberts. “Chamber Ag Day is the perfect opportunity to thank a local farmer for their efforts in producing the food and fiber that feed and clothe us”

Reservations for the Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Training Course and luncheon are required by Monday, March 14. Please contact the Chamber office for luncheon and program reservations or additional information at 937-548-2102 or [email protected]

Don’t miss this important community agricultural event!

Largest agricultural event in West Central Ohio

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