Mid-Ohio Valley Grazing Conference (September 16, 2017)

Stan Smith, OSU Extension PA, Fairfield County

If you pasture livestock or want to know more about pasture management, then please do not miss this upcoming opportunity to learn from the region’s “Who’s Who” among forages and pasture management.  Ohio State University Extension, West Virginia University Extension, Washington County Farm Bureau, Washington Soil and Water Conservation District, and The Career Center, Adult Technical Training is pleased to offer our region the Mid-Ohio Valley Grazing Conference at Lazy H Farms in Fleming where individuals can interact with specialists who are at the top of their profession. Vendors and information booths will be on site for participants to visit.

At only $20 per individual, this is a great value compared to the cost of similar conferences.  To keep the cost low, the event is funded through Ohio Farm Bureau and the OSU Barrett Family Endowment Fund.  Registration is required!  Go to this link for a registration flyer or call the Washington County OSU Extension office at 740-376-7431.  Again, DO NOT miss the chance to hear from the best Ohio State and West Virginia has to offer in regards to Pasture Management!


  • 8:30 – 9:00 Registration – coffee and refreshments from Jeremiah’s Coffee House
  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Pasture Soil Fertility – Bob Hendershot, retired State Grassland Conservationist, NRCS and the 2017 Distinguished Grasslander Award
  • 10:00 – 11:00 – Pasturing from the Animal’s Perspective – Mark Sulc, Ph.D., OSU Professor and Extension Forage Specialist
  • 11:00 – 12:00 – Pasture Management and Measuring Forage Availability – Edward B. Rayburn, Ph.D., WVU Extension Specialist
  • 12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch – provided by Big K’s Catering:  BBQ Sandwiches, coleslaw, potato bar, and baked beans
  • 1:00 – 3:00 – Pasture Walk:  Participants and the speakers will observe the host farm’s pasture to reinforce the concepts and lessons from the morning’s presentations.  The goal is to move the learning environment from the classroom to the field.