Friday, September 5, 2008

Last Western Ohio Pasture Walk to be held in Shelby County

What an interesting, challenging year it has been for growing forages in Western Ohio. Starting on a beef operation in Champaign County in May, we have traveled to various grazing operations throughout the season and observed how grasses and legumes were growing at various points in the growing season. We followed the Champaign pasture walk with a stop at a sheep operation in Darke County in June. In July, Miami County hosted the walk with a stop at a small horse boarding facility and August brought us to a retired Extension professional's home in Clark County where he is feeding dairy heifers.

Now it is September and there will be one last stop on the Western Ohio pasture walk series to see how our forages are doing going into winter. The final stop will be held on Thursday, September 18 at the home of Tom and Janet Price, located at 18550 Suber Road, outside of Sidney.

The program will be hosted by the Shelby County Extension Office and, once again, Bob Hendershot NRCS grazing specialist will be the primary speaker. No reservations are required for this event, just show up if you are interested in learning more about how to make sure your forages are ready for winter.