2022 Small Farm Ruminant Production Field Day

Have a small herd of beef cattle, goats, or a flock of sheep? Are you a new or beginning ruminant livestock producer? If yes to either of these questions, this program is for you!

Join OSU Extension educators and state specialists for an all-day workshop covering topics every ruminant livestock producer needs to know from grazing and nutrition, livestock marketing, facilities, and housing. This event is slated to be held on Saturday, October 8th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the OSU ATI Beef Center located at 2736 S. Apple Creek Road, Apple Creek, Ohio 44606. After lunch, those who have an interest in sheep or goats will depart to the Small Ruminant Research Unit located on Fredericksburg Road (5651 Fredericksburg Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691), while those focused on beef cattle will remain at the ATI Beef Center.

Afternoon training sessions will be species-specific that include hands-on training in animal care and handling, basic animal health, livestock evaluation, and much more.

Cost: $30 per person lunch Included.
Limited to first 40  Registrations.
Register at https://go.osu.edu/smallfarmruminantfieldday

Agenda

  • 9:00 Registration Opens
  • 9:30 Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:45 Morning Discussions:
    • Nutrition and Forages
    • Housing, ventilation, manure management
    • Livestock marketing
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:15 Hands-on
    • Efficiency (tools, equipment, and facilities)
    • Record keeping
    • Birthing supplies and simulators
    • Sheep – demo shearing, drench gun, trimming feet, FAMACHA
    • Beef – calving simulator, calf processing, BCS, cattle evaluation

For more information, please contact Morrow County OSU Extension Educator, Carri Jagger at jagger.6@osu.edu or Garth Ruff at ruff.72@osu.edu

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Ohio Woodland Stewards Programs

A DAY in the WOODS

Our June 10th A DAY in the WOODS program, “Woodlands and Water Day” offered to woodland owners and enthusiasts in SE Ohio at Zaleski State Forest

Registration information and details can be found at: https://u.osu.edu/apsley.1/2022/05/23/woodlands-and-water-day-offered-to-woodland-owners-and-enthusiasts-in-se-ohio-at-the-zaleski-state-forest-on-friday-june-10th/   This program includes an optional float trip on Raccoon Creek ($12 additional fee).

FRIDAY’S ESCAPE to the FOREST

The Impact of Climate Change on Soils

Join us for another piece to the puzzle of climate change – its impact on soils.  Brian Slater, SENR professor, and state Extension Specialist in soils will talk about the impact climate change is having and will have on our soils.

Register here

ISA and SAF credits have been applied for

Small Grains Field Day

Attention all Small Grain Producers. Are you interested in learning more about wheat cultivars, updates on grain variety trials, disease and insect management, barley for brewing, and how to identify wheat quality? Please join us!

This event is free to attend thanks to the generosity of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Board. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP is required for lunch orders by June 7.
REGISTER: go.osu.edu/small-grains-field-day or call 330-264-8722
DATE: June 14, 2022
TIME: 8:30AM-2:30PM

LOCATION: OSU Schaffterand Snyder Farms
3230 Oil City Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691

FLYER

Forages for Horses

Ohio State University Extension is offering Forages for Horses as a virtual course. One live webinar will be offered per month along with “work at your own pace” materials that accompany each webinar. The Forages for Horses program is a collaboration between Ohio State University Extension, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ohio Department of Agriculture, and the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council.

Each webinar will be offered live on Zoom at 7 P.M. and feature presentations in a 90-minute span. Attendees will be able to interact with the speakers and ask questions in real-time. Once registered, attendees will be granted access to the full online course including the webinars, webinar recordings, and complementary resources. Participants that attend all three webinars will have the opportunity to earn a certificate of completion. Registered participants will also receive a USB drive of the full course manual (digital version) by mail.

The webinar schedule and topics are as follows.

Thursday, January 20th, Recorded and Available to Watch On-Demand– Hay Analysis and Feeding Different Classes of Horses

Thursday, February 17th, 7:00 PM – Nutrition and Parasites

Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 PM– Pasture and Weed Management, Soil Fertility, and Species Selection

The Forages for Horses course utilizes Scarlet Canvas. For best performance, Canvas should be used on the current or first previous major release of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari. Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser.

The cost of the course is $75. Registration includes access to all online content through December 31, 2022, live webinar access, webinar recordings, the course manual, virtual social hours, and a voucher for free attendance to one of nine planned pasture walks to be offered spring to fall of 2022 at various locations across the state. Current and new members of the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council are eligible for a $15 discount on registration.

Register for the course by visiting https://go.osu.edu/foragesforhorsesregistration.

Questions about the course or the OFGC member discount code can be directed to Christine Gelley of Noble County OSU Extension at gelley.2@osu.edu.