Monday, May 11, 2009

Update on Champaign Co. Pasture Walk

Champaign County Pasture Walk - May 28, 6:30 to 9PM

As noted earlier we will be at the same location as last year - 4145 E. SR 296, Urbana - Cable Acres Farm, home of Larry & Jan Dagger. Justin Dagger a Champaign SWCD board member and brother Jason Dagger are also involved in the operation. We plan to go up the hill this year to look at growth on winter pasture. Also on the farm for discussion is the heavy use pad we looked at last year, there is a new hay seeding of alfalfa, timothy and orchard grass - with an oat companion crop, as well as the concrete bunker feeders and a rotation lot and calving areas.

Jason remarks that the winter was pretty easy on the pasture areas with cold but dry conditions. Things look better than last year at the site. Bob Hendershot NRCS State Grazing Specialist and local NRCS and SWCD folks will also make comments. Join us from 6:30 to 9PM. Call the OSU Extension office if you need more information - 937 484-1526.