Ohio Forage & Grasslands Council Conference; High Quality Forages

The Ohio Forages and Grasslands Council Annual Conference will be held February 8, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg, OH. The program theme is “High Quality Forages.”

The keynote speaker will be Jerry Lindquist, Retired Grazing and Field Specialist at Michigan State University, who will discuss “Eight Years of Grassfed Beef Research at MSU-Lessons Learned” based on extensive research and experience in Michigan. Mr. Lindquist will also be giving a second topic entitled “Multi Species Cover Crop Mixes for Grazing and Soil benefit”. To compliment the cover crop topic, also speaking will be Kyle Smith of KC Fencing Unlimited, LLC to speak on “Fencing Geared Towards Grazing Cover Crops”. Several producer talks will also be presented which includes beef producer, Dustin Bender from Lexington, Ohio, dairy producer, Ernest Martin from Shiloh and stored forages producer, Joe, Celuch from Frazeysburg, Ohio. A sheep producer to be determined will also be speaking. To Finish the program, Dr. Mark Sulc, OSU Forage Specialist and Bob Hendershot, Retired NRCS Grazing Specialist will be leading a discussion entitles “Hot Topics in Forages and Grazing”.

Details of the program and a registration form will be available at https://www.afgc.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3421 For more information contact Gary Wilson at osuagman@gmail.com or (419) 348-3500.