Extension in Licking and Knox Counties are teaming together with the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council to provide a drive it yourself tour of two locations in Licking County and one in Knox County on August 28th. Our tour will begin at Lightning Ridge Farm in Granville where Bill O’Neill raises Longhorn cattle utilizing intensive grazing. With twelve divided lots and the capability to increase divisions into twenty-four paddocks, cattle are moved daily and have access to portable piped water. We will also discuss the value of hay quality preservation while touring a new hoop barn constructed for hay storage. The second stop in the tour will move six miles north to a field managed by Ned Campbell who has provided space to plant about twelve varieties of forages following wheat harvest. Attendees will be able to observe and discuss the value of these forages for grazing or harvesting. For the final stop, we will move further north into Knox county to learn about the use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) approved warm-season grass production. This field day will begin at 6817 Cat Run Rd. Granville, OH 43023 at 11:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m.
There is a $10 registration fee per person. Lunch is included with registration. A $5 discount will be applied if the person registering is an OFGC Member or a resident of the host county. Payment will be collected at the field day. Please register within one week of the event you plan to attend by completing a quick registration form here.
Questions about the Summer Forage Field Day can be directed to Gary Wilson by calling 419-348-3500, Dean Kreager 740-618-6332, or Sabrina Schirtzinger 740-397-0401 .