Monday, July 7, 2008

Licking County Pasture Walk July 17th

The next Licking County Pasture Walk will be held at the farm of Michael Pitcher on Thursday, July 17, 2008 from 6:30-8:30. Michael and his family have lived on the 40 acre farm for a few years now, and have been working to convert old overgrown sheep pasture into a productive rotational grazing system for raising beef. Topics for the evening walk include rotational grazing establishment, paddock and water layout, and grazing management basics.
If you are just getting into rotational grazing, this stop is a must-see! If you are a seasoned grazier, this walk is a prime opportunity to pass on your grazing knowledge and network with fellow graziers. Light refreshments will be served following the walk. Everyone is welcome, there is no fee or registration for this event.
The farm address: 10650 Honda Hills Rd, Thornville, Ohio, 43076. Directions: From Newark, take Linnville Rd/Linnville Rd SE out of town for about 7.0 miles, and turn left onto National Rd SE/US-40 for about 0.1 mile. Turn right onto Honda Hills Rd SE/Twp Hwy 328, and go approximately 0.2 miles. The driveway will be on your left. Follow posted signs.
Licking County Pasture Walks are sponsored by USDA-NRCS, Licking County SWCD, and Licking County OSU Extension. For additional details, call John Johnson at (740) 670-5329, or Gina Casto at (740) 452-8618. Hope to see you there!