Monday, May 10, 2010

Athens Area Grazing Council Meetings

The May and June Athens Area Grazing Council meetings are set. The May meeting will be held on Tuesday evening May 25 at the Athens County Extension office, located at 280 West Union Street behind the Athens Health Department on the Athens County Fairgrounds. Rory Lewandowski will be presenting a program with photos from the OSU Extension Sheep team trip to Australia. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm. There should also be time to talk about current pasture and grazing conditions.
The June meeting is scheduled for Thursday evening June 17 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be hosted by Scott Pfeiffer. Scott and Joanne Pfeiffer are vocational agriculture instructors at the Federal Hocking High School and they maintain a herd of shorthorn beef cattle. Their farm is located at 4315 Marion Johnson Road, outside of Albany in Athens County.
Over the past couple of years, Scott has been involved with the pasture and grassland FFA contest, and at the meeting on June 17 there will be some learning stations taken from the FFA pasture and grasslands contest. I’ll have more details and information about the evening posted on the Athens County Extension web site on the grazing news page as we get closer to the meeting date. That page is located at: