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Sheep Grazing/Forage Management Tour

Jul 11, 2014 (All day)

Sponsored by: 

Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council
Ohio Sheep Improvement Association
Ohio State University Extension

Sheep owners and others interested in forage management are invited to participate in the sheep grazing/forage management tour scheduled for July 11 in Noble County.  The tour will be conducted in the rolling hills of Noble County, with 4 stops.  Topics to be discussed at the farms will include information for the beginning sheep farmer, cool season pasture species, use of minerals, fencing and rotational grazing management, breeding management and marketing.  Each farm will have something different to offer as they explain how their operation works for their farm and family.  The sharing of ideas is how we all learn.

Resource people for the day will be Bob Hendershot of Green Pasture Services, Clif Little, OSU Extension Guernsey County, Breanna Pye, OSU Extension Noble County and Troyce Barnett, NRCS grasslands specialist.  They will be on hand to provide information about pasture grasses, grazing management, sheep production and to answer all your questions.

Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 50 people.  Thanks to financial sponsorship from the  Ohio Forage and Grassland Council, the cost is only $40 per person ($30 for current Ohio Forage and Grassland Council members), which includes bus cost, lunch and refreshments. Registrations must be received by July 1, 2014.  No refunds after July 1st. 

Check-in for the tour will begin at 8:30 am in the parking lot of the OSU Extension Southeast Regional Office 16714 State Route 215, Caldwell, OH 43724 DIRECTIONS (Exit 28 on I-77, turn east onto State Route 821, travel one mile, turn left onto State Route 215 and travel about one mile, the Southeast Regional office will be on the left across the road from the (OARDC Eastern Agriculture Research Center). The bus will leave at 9 a.m. from the Southeast Regional Office. Lunch is included in the registration cost.

For more information about the tour, contact Bob Hendershot, Director Ohio Forage and Grassland Council at 740-477-1114 or .

To make a reservation, send the reservation form at the bottom of the page along with your check made payable to OFGC:

Bob Hendershot
25995 State Route 159
Circleville, OH  43113-9440

Click here for registration form (Word document).