Who:  The Ohio State University at Lima
Ohio State Lima hosts second field day
  June 21, 2002, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
OSU Lima Campus
Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284 or Jon Rockhold at (419) 995-8390

For Immediate Release

June 11, 2002

CONTACT: Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284 or Jon Rockhold at (419) 995-8390

Ohio State Lima hosts second field day June 21

The Ohio State University at Lima will host its second Land Improvement Field Day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2002, at the campus of Ohio State Lima.

The highlight of the day for the public will be a three-event Backhoe Rodeo from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. featuring celebrity teams representing the media, the University and a variety of other organizations. National Backhoe Rodeo champion Louis McFarland is scheduled to attend. The stationary backhoes will be accessible to the public both before and after the rodeo.

The Ohio Land Improvement Contractors Association will install 6,000 feet of systematic subsurface drainage tile, replace a tile main and complete five stream bank stabilization projects. Trenching and excavation safety exhibits will be on display in the fields along with working and stationary equipment. A soils pit highlighting the variety of soils in the area will be dug. A large exhibition tent will house displays on forestry, wildlife, natural resources and conservation. Programs on global positioning surveying, ground-penetrating radar and a new Natural Resources Conservation Service program for contractors will run throughout the day.

Visitors to the field day should use the Mumaugh Road entrance to campus. The Biddle Road entrance directly off state Route 309 will be closed for the tiling project. Mumaugh Road runs north and south between Reservoir Road and state Route 309. The registration/display tent will be located on the south edge of campus. Parking is available in any of the student and visitor lots.

The event is free and open to the public. The Buckeye Ag Society, the student agriculture group, will be selling refreshments throughout the day.

For more information about the field day, call Deborah Reinhart Brown, Agricultural Programs Coordinator, at (419) 995-8452.

The field day is sponsored by The Ohio State University at Lima, the Ohio Land Improvement Contractors Association, and The Ohio State University Extension.

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The Ohio State University at Lima
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Lima, OH  45804
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