Workshop coming to Tiffin

Jim Hoorman, an OSU Extension educator and an assistant professor studying cover crops and water quality issues, is the speaker for “Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil Health” 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 14 at the Hoernemann Refectory, 90 Greenfield St, on the campus of Heidelberg University.

He is to discuss cover crops and ECO farming, or “ecological farming,” a method that is growing in popularity.

“ECO farming includes using eternal no-till, continuous living cover and other best management practices as an economically viable, ecologically sound and environmentally sustainable growing practice,” Hoorman said in a new release. “It uses a combination of cover crops and no-till worked into a corn/soybean/wheat rotation to more efficiently use the inputs farmers add to their soil.”

Registration is $15 and the deadline to register is Tuesday. Handouts, fact sheets, websites and a cover crop field guide will be provided as part of the meeting. Lunch is not included.

For information or to register, call (419) 523-6294 or email