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Agronomists, CCAs and custom applicators invited to FSR Agronomy College

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Agronomists, Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) and custom applicators can stay current on agronomy issues on the grounds of the Farm Science Review this September.The Farm Science Review Agronomy College, hosted by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association in partnership with Ohio State University Extension, will bring industry experts, OSU staff and researchers, and agronomy service providers together to enhance collective knowledge and learning at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio, on Sept. 13 — one week before the start of the annual three-day farm show.“The Agronomy College provides insightful information and education for agronomists and applicators to better serve their customers,” said Harold Watters, certified professional agronomist, CCA and assistant professor in agricultural and natural resources at Ohio State. “Attendees will be able to confidently apply current research and knowledge in their businesses as a result of this event.”The full-day event features time with OSU Extension staff in the field at the small agronomy plots and larger demonstration field on the east side of the grounds. Breakout sessions will feature topics including tip selection and herbicide tolerant crops, nutrient application, and precision ag.CCA and pesticide application credits are also available to those attending.This is the second year the FSR Agronomy College will be held through the partnership between OABA and OSU Extension.“OABA continues to build and grow its industry partnerships to provide access to a broader resource base in an ever-changing industry,” said Chris Henney, OABA president and CEO. “This event is a great opportunity to help service providers meet the evolving needs of their customers at a personal, professional and industry-wide level.”Registration for the Agronomy College is $120 per participant. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with on-site welcome and registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. To register or for more information, visit oaba.net/events, call 614-326-7520 or email mlong@oaba.net.last_img read more

Our men not caught napping: CRPF chief

first_img “Initially two CRPF personnel were injured, three others were subsequently martyred in exchange of fire and room interventions. We had to take on the terrorists face to face. They had to clear the rooms one by one. The fourth one died outside the cordon and the fifth personnel died of cardiac arrest,” Mr. Bhatnagar said.One of the buildings which the terrorists took over housed a hospital, a radio signal facility and an administrative block where 11 personnel were present.Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who celebrated New Year with the ITBP jawans posted along the China border, said the sacrifices of the jawans would not go in vain. Mr. Singh said, “Our neighbour, Pakistan, does not stop its activities, but the jawans of our Army, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police are doing their duty very well.”“The operation took more than 30 hours as we suspended it on December 31 night, then we recommenced at daybreak until we were able to locate all the three fidayeens who had entered the campus. Our troops were able to box them and the fidayeens were armed with under barrel grenade launchers and sophisticated weapons,” Mr. Bhatnagar said.Well-trained militantsThe officer said various sources had confirmed that the terrorists belonged to JeM and were “well trained”. Two terrorists — Fardeen Mohibuddin and Manzoor Ahmed Baba — were from Tral and Pulwama districts respectively. The third is said to be from Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir and was identified as Ali Sozal.“The militants opened indiscriminate fire and launched grenades in their attempt to enter the premises,” CRPF spokesman Rajesh Yadav said on Sunday. He lived up to his name: Jawan’s father R.R. Bhatnagar, Director-General, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), said on Monday that the three terrorists who stormed the CRPF camp at Lethpora in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir early on Sunday took advantage of the under-construction campus which had “huge structures to hide in”.Mr. Bhatnagar told The Hindu that none of the personnel were caught off-guard and the force took more than 30 hours to end the operation as two of the terrorists had entered the two buildings and the personnel made “room-interventions” to evacuate the people stuck there.“We managed to neutralise all the three fidayeens [suicide squad] who had attacked the campus and also managed to extricate all our people in the two buildings safely. Our men were not caught napping, they were all combat casualties, it was a complex operation,” Mr. Bhatnagar said.The officer said as prior intelligence was available, the CRPF parties were out patrolling and one of the terrorists was cornered near the perimeter wall.Also Readlast_img read more