The Annual Beef and Forage Night, This Thursday

John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator

Consider this your final invitation to attend the upcoming 2017 Beef and Forage Field Night scheduled for Thursday, August 24, from 5-8:30 P.M.  This event will be held at the Jackson Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 019 Standpipe Rd. Jackson, OH 45640.

The agenda for the program is as follows:

Tour Stop #1: Adding Value to Calves to Enhance Marketing Opportunities
* This stop will discuss management practices covering health, nutrition, animal   identification and documentation, and other topics that can add value to calves on sale day.
* Featured speakers will include representatives from some of the leading feeder calf markets in Ohio.

Tour Stop #2: Managing the Reproductive Calendar
* Featured speakers and topics:
– Dr. Justin Kieffer, The Ohio State University Animal Science Department: Importance of Pregnancy Diagnosis
– Jess Bowen, Extension Educator, ANR, OSU Extension – Vinton Co: The Cost of an Open Cow
– Jeff Moore, Extension Educator, ANR, OSU Extension – Gallia Co: Developing an Annual Reproduction Plan

Tour Stop #3: Successful Forage Seedings and Inter-Seedings
* Featured speakers and topics:
– Dr. Jimmy Henning, Forage Specialist, University of Kentucky Plant & Soil Sciences: Making Successful Long-Term Hay and Pasture Seedings
– Scott Payne, Manager, Jackson Agricultural Research Station, OARDC: Inter-Seeding Forages to Improve Stands

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. $10 per person. Includes dinner. Registration and dinner begin at 5 p.m. Program begins promptly at 6 p.m.  For “last-minute” registrations, contact Scott Payne at (740) 286-3803 or .

This event is sponsored by OARDC and OSU Extension along with support from Armstrong Ag and Supply, Circle M Farms Feed and Supply, Jackson Ag Service, Jackson – Vinton Farm Bureau, and Bridgeport Equipment.