Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ohio Forage and Grassland Council Fence Building Workshop

Jorgensen Farms 5851 East Walnut Street
Westerville, OH 43081, Phone 614-855-2697
Thursday July 18, and Friday July 19, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The workshop is for both the beginning and advance fence builder; sheep, cattle and horse owners; and grazing enthusiasts.  Thursday is designed for agency and commercial personal and Friday for the producer.  We will be installing Bekaert high tensile woven wire fence for Val Jorgensen’s sheep and cattle pastures. The workshop will show proper fence building techniques.  Bekaert employees will be providing the training and showing fence building procedures for high tensile woven wire fence construction.

Bob Hendershot, Green Pasture Services and T. J. Oliver, USDA NRCS Resource Conservationist will also be providing information on pasture management; (plant identification, forage measurement, pasture soil fertility, and making subdivisions for rotational grazing) and pasture conservation practices (Heavy Use Area Protection, access road, pipeline, livestock watering facilities, forage planting and fence).

McArthur Lumber and Post (www.totalfarmandfence.com) will be the source of the materials for the fence building workshop.  They have been providing fencing materials for over 50 years and are members of the Ohio Forage and Grassland Council.  They have all your fencing needs; posts , boards, nails, screws, staples, gripples, gates, wire, pneumatic staplers, post pounders, energizers and fencing tools.  Their new line of cedar posts are certifiable for organic farm use

Lunch is provided please give Jorgensen Farms a call 614-855-2697 to help in meal planning. Please bring a water bottle, work gloves and shoes along with sun protection.  This will be hands on learning workshop.