Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Ohio Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting

Ohio Forage and Grassland Council will have their annual meeting and conference on February 8, 2008 at Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 East Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio starting at 8:30 a.m. The conference theme is “Drought Recovery Strategies”. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Ray Smith, State Forage Specialist from University of Kentucky. Bob Hendershot, Ohio’s NRCS CLCI Coordinator will discuss warm season grasses for drought recovery, Dr. Mark Sulc from Ohio Sate University will talk about Integrating Cover Crop Grazing followed by Corn Silage”, and Dr. David Barker, Ohio State University, will share about using Rising Plate Meters and Forage Inventory. Producer speakers are Alan Kozak, dairy grazier; Curt Stiverson, beef producer; Mark Scarpitti, goat producer; and John Anderson, sheep producer. Cost for the conference is $30.00 for Ohio Forage and Grassland Council members or $40.00 for nonmembers.

Registration is due February 5, 2008 and make checks payable to Ohio Forage and Grassland Council. Send registration to Ohio Forage and Grassland Council, P.O. Box 488, Coshocton, OH 43812. Questions: call Leah Miller at 740 545-6349.