Friday, November 1, 2013

North Central Ohio Dairy Grazing Conference January 23 and 24, 2014

North Central Ohio Dairy Grazing Conference will be January 23and 24, 2014 at the Buckeye Event Center in Dalton, Ohio. Mervin Hershberger, dairy grazier from Winesburg, Ohio, will talk about “Walnut Acres Farm”. Other speakers will be Doug Gunnink from Gunnink Forage Institute out of Minnesota,  Pennsylvanian veterinarian Hue Karreman and Dr. Geoff Brink, agronomist, with US Dairy Forage Research Center in Madison, Wisconsin.   Anthony Steffen and David Yutzy are Ohio dairy graziers who will share their farming experiences. A panel of veteran dairy graziers will give advice on “Troubleshooting Farm Issues”.    The young farmer panel will feature 4 dairy graziers sharing their experiences. Breakout sessions will be on crop rotation, soils, forages, mastitis and other dairy health issues.  This two day program is full of information and opportunity to network with dairy graziers across Ohio and the Midwest as well as vendor show. The cost for the conference is $55 for the two days.  Registrations are due by January 16, 2014.  For a brochure or more information, contact Leah Miller at Small Farm Institute, P.O. Box 214, Millersburg, OH 44654 or email