Friday, August 28, 2009

Shelby County Pasture Walk to be held September 17

The final Western Ohio pasture walk for 2009 will be held Thursday September 17 at Leroy and Rose Meyer's Organic Valley Farms. Organic Valley Farms is located at 9859 Brandewie Road, outside of Fort Loramie, Ohio.

Organic Valley Farms has been producing certified organic milk for three years, and presently milks 55 cows raised on six acres of alfalfa and grass pastures. Bob Hendershot, NRCS State Grazing specialist will be on hand to discuss managing cool season grasses, pasture renovation, stocking rates, and other topics that participants are interested in learning about.

There is no set agenda for the pasture walk so participants are encouraged to bring questions, thoughts, and ideas with them to help guide the session. No registration is required but for more information, contact the Shelby County Extension Office.