Thursday, November 15, 2007

Stretching Your Horses Hay

Kimberly Cole, the new Equine Extension specialist in the Department of Animal Sciences at OSU has provided a link to an article on stretching hay. It is a very good article put together by Colorado State Univ. extension.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

North Central Ohio Dairy Grazing Conference January 24 and 25, 2008

The North Central Ohio Dairy Grazing Conference will be January 24 and 25, 2008 at Fisher Auditorium on the Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center campus in Wooster, Ohio. The focus is “The Key to Making Money is Growing Good Pastures”.
Larry Tranel, dairy field specialist from Iowa State University and Bob Hendershot NRCS grazing specialist will join producers Dick Bossard from Steuben County, New York, Samuel Fisher from Marshall Indiana, Kyle Forni from Woodsfield, Ohio, Alan Kozak from Millersburg, Ohio, and Tim Pauli from Belleville, Wisconsin as presenters. There is a vendor show. Both days offer beginner and advance sessions for dairy graziers. The cost for the conference is $45 for the two days. Registrations are due by January 18, 2008. For a brochure or more information, contact Leah Miller at Small Farm Institute, 28850 SR 621, Fresno, Ohio 43812; or 740.545.6349.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

OFGC Bus Trip to Heart of America Grazing Conference

Join Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council for a bus trip to the Heart of America and Mid-Missouri Grazing Conference in Columbia, Missouri on January 7 and 8, 2008. Featured speakers are Greg Judy, Missouri grazier and author talking about “Opportunities in Grazing”; Kit Pharo, discussing “ From Production to Profit in Ranching”. Breakout sessions include Charles Fletcher, dairyman, Greg Judy, multi-species and Allen and Tauna Powell, beef farmers as well as topics about Grazing Economics, Legumes and Alternative Nitrogen Fertilizers, Fence and Water Demonstrations and Managing Mud in a Grazing System.

We will be traveling by Pioneer Trail Bus leaving Holmes County, Ohio at 5:00 a.m. on Monday January 7 and returning the evening of January 8, 2008 after the last session. The price includes bus transportation, registration for conference and hotel registration. If you are a member of Ohio Forage & Grasslands Council, the cost is $200 with double occupancy in hotel room. Single occupancy is $240 for OFGC members. Non-member costs are $230 for double occupancy and $275 for single occupancy.

There will be two pick up points (Pioneer Trail Bus Company north of Millersburg and at London, Ohio at the Farm Science Review site).

Deadline for this trip is December 7, 2007. For more information, call Gary Wilson at 419.422.3851. Send your registrations to OFGC, P.O. Box 488, Coshocton, OH 43812 as soon as possible. There is limited space.

Saturday, November 3, 2007


The Ohio Integrated Forage Management Team welcomes you to our Ohio Forages blog. We plan to use this blog to share events, ideas, and information related to forage and grazing management for Ohio and the surrounding region.

Our team consists of researchers, Extension specialists, and educators of The Ohio State University and grassland specialist of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). The team was formed in 1994 to develop educational programs on improving profitability of Ohio farmers while enhancing the environment through efficient utilization of forages.