Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fayette County Grazing School in August

The Fayette County Grazing School is a three night event featuring Bob Hendershot, the Ohio NRCS Grazing Specialist. Bob will cover several topics each night important to every livestock owner, whether you are currently grazing livestock or not.

This course will provide you with the tools necessary to develop a Grazing Management Plan. If you are an EQIP applicant, you will likely be required to obtain a Grazing Management Plan to be eligible to apply for grazing practices on your farm.

The classes will be held August 6, 11, and 13, from 6:00-9:30 p.m. at the Fayette County Ag Center. Please plan to attend all three clases, as Bob will cover different topics each night. Cost for the class is $20.00, which includes a 'Pastures for Profit' binder from the Ohio Forage and Grassland Council, and a grazing stick.

Light refreshments will be provided by the Fayette Soil and Water Conservation District. Please RSVP by August 1 to Sara Morris, NRCS District Conservationist, at (740)335-6201 or sara.morris@oh.usda.gov . Please include your name, phone number, and number of people attending.