2020 Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council Conference

Christine Gelley, OSU Extension Educator ANR, Noble County

The Ohio 2020 OFGC Annual Meeting Brochure Final Forages and Grasslands Council Annual Conference will be held February 21, 2020 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The program theme is “Foraging For Profit”. The Keynote speaker will be Jimmy Henning, Forage Professor, University of Kentucky, who will discuss “Making Good Round Bale Silage” based on extensive research and experience in Kentucky. Dr. Henning will also be speaking on a second topic, “The Clover Dilemma – Do I have enough to withhold N Fertility?”.

Another featured speaker to address new fencing technologies is Dr.Tony Parker, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University – Department of Animal Sciences, speaking on: “Current and Future Technologies For Grazing Animal Management”.

Several producer talks will also be presented which includes Beef Producer: Jonathan Berger from Wooster, Ohio; Dairy Producer: Jeff Miller from Winesburg, Ohio; Stored Forages Producers: Miles and Caleb vonStein from Jenera, Ohio; and Sheep Producer: Brady Campbell from Waterford, Ohio.

To finish the program Dr. Mark Sulc, OSU Forage Specialist and Bob Hendershot, Retired NRCS Grazing Specialist will be leading a discussion entitled “Hot Topics in Forages and Grazing”. To be included in this discussion will be New Conservation Programs in Forages including the recently announced H2Ohio and USDA Farm Bill.

Details of the program and a registration form are available on the Ohio Forage Grasslands Council web page.

For those interested in viewing the days schedule of events, check out this brochure.

Registration will be due by February 14th, 2020. For more information contact Gary Wilson at osuagman@gmail.com or (419) 348-3500.

We look forward to seeing you there!