Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Thank You Note

Thank you for coming north and putting on 3 amazing workshops and a field day.  The way you are able to relate the content to the average person and change the way they think about grazing is truly phenomenal.  You are the grazing super hero! I can not thank you enough!  Becca
Stark County Soil and Water Conservation District

Monday, September 29, 2014

Grazing Basics : How Grazing Can Work For You

Tuesday October 7
8:30AM to 5:00PM

Wednesday October 8 
8:30AM to 5:00PM

Thursday October 9
8:30AM to 4:30PM

Ohio State ATI
Skou 30
1328 Dover Rd
Wooster, Ohio 44691

Fairfield, Hocking and Pickaway Grazing School

Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway Grazing School

Bob Hendershot, ODNR-DSWR Grazing Specialist, Troyce Barnett, Ohio NRCS Grazing Specialist and T. J. Oliver, NRCS Area Resource Conservationist will teach a two night, and Saturday morning grazing school. When landowners finish the course, they will have developed an assessment to complete a Grazing Management Plan for their operation. The grazing management plan will outline the conservation practices and management needed on your farm to improve forage production and animal performance in a way that also protects the environment.  This grazing management workshop is designed to help livestock producers improve their livestock operation and grazing management system.  Topics covered will include economics, animal nutrition, soil fertility, forage species selection, paddock design, conservation practices, plant growth, fencing and watering systems

Dates and Times:
Ø      Tuesday -  October 21st, 2014  6:00pm-9:00pm
Ø      Wednesday -  October 22nd, 2014  6:00pm-9:00pm
Ø      Saturday -  October  25th, 2014  9:00am-Noon
Where: Fairfield County Service Center: 831 College Ave, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Cost: $30 covers course materials including a “Pastures for Profit” 3 ring notebook and Pasture Stick,
                        as well as Refreshments Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Sponsored By:  Ohio Forage and Grassland Council; Fairfield, Hocking and Pickaway SWCD

RSVP: Fairfield County SWCD, 831 College Ave , Suite B, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Phone: 740-653-8154
 Please RSVP by October 17st, 2014.
Tear and Mail - One registration ($30) per person attending
Name(s) ____________________________________________________________

Mail Registration and check to: Fairfield SWCD, 831 College Ave , Suite B, Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fairfield, Hocking and Pickaway Grazing School

Fairfield, Hocking and Pickaway Grazing School

 The Fairfield, Hocking and Pickaway County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and Ohio Forage and Grassland Council will be hosting a Pasture Management Workshop/ Grazing School/ Pasture for Profit Program at the Fairfield County Service Center. 

The Service Center  is located on at 831 College Ave , Lancaster, Ohio 43130.  The Grazing School will be Tuesday October 21st, and Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 6:00 to 9:00pm concluding Saturday October 25th, 2014 starting at 9:00AM and ending at Noon.  Saturday will be an outside pasture walk.
The sessions will cover setting your goals and objectives, evaluating your resources, understanding plant growth, grazing economics, forage species selection, developing contingency plans for drought, mud and deep snow, soil pasture fertility, and fencing and livestock watering systems.

Producers need to register by October 17th, 2014, by contacting the Fairfield SWCD office at 740-653-8154, or at their office; 831 College Ave , Suite B, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.  A registration fee of $30 per person will include materials, Pasture for Profit notebook, Pasture Stick, and refreshments.  Please contact your local SWCD or NRCS office for an agenda and registration form.

The program will provide valuable information in a fun atmosphere that can be used to ensure that the grazing operation on your farm is environmentally responsible as well as economically viable.  If you are a farmer or a person with an interest in grazing management-pasture ecosystems plan to attend.  

The benefits from attending include additional points in the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service  EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) ranking process, increased knowledge about forage plant growth, improvement of the environmental quality; cleaner air and water; healthier soil, plant and animals.  Learn ways to increase net profit for your farming operation.