Thursday, January 9, 2014

2014 Ohio Forage & Grassland Council Annual Conference

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Ohio Forage and Grassland Council (OFGC) is scheduled for February 14 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture located at 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30 am with the program starting at 9:00 am. 
The keynote speaker for this year’s program is Laura Paine, a Grazing and Organic Specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture. Her two topics are entitled: Managing Pastures for Certified Organic Production and Managing Grazing to Benefit Stream Habitats.
Other speakers on the program include: Dr. Mark Sulc, OSU Forage Specialist, providing a Forage Research Update; Dr. Dave Barker, OSU Forage Specialist on Pasture Management Stategies; Chris Penrose, OSU Extension Ag Educator, speaking on Profitable Forage Utilization.
Producers to be featured on the popular Producer Panel are:
Roger High from Richwood,Ohio on Sheep
Chris Hamn from Racine,Ohio on Dairy
Phil Altsetter from Bellefontaine,Ohio on Beef
Austin Wipple from Orient,Ohio on Commercial Hay Production
There will also be a short business for OFGC and several Forage related Industry Awards presented.
Registration cost is $30 for OFGC members and $50 for non-members and is due Feb. 1, 2014.
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For more information, please contact Gary Wilson at 419-348-3500 or Perry Clutts at 740-248-1448.