Get details on grazing and forages

(Photo: Angus, Friesian, Guernsey and Jersey cows and calves, Getty Images.)

CFAES’s Gwynne Conservation Area will offer a track of sessions specifically about grazing and forages during Farm Science Review, set for Sept. 18-20 in London, Ohio. Here’s a look at the lineup.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

  • The Role of Prairie Grasses for Livestock and Quail, 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Grazing Cover Crops, noon to 12:30 p.m.
  • Versatility of Warm-Season Annual Grasses, 1-1:30 p.m.
  • Year-Round Grazing, 2-2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

  • Winter Stockpiled Forages, 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Grazing Cover Crops, noon to 12:30 p.m.
  • How Important Is Soil Sampling? 1-1:30 p.m.
  • Grazing Alternative Forages, 2-2:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 20

  • Summer Grazing, 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Grazing Native Warm Season Grasses, noon to 12:30 p.m.

Forages, among their benefits, “can give repeated harvests each year, give nitrogen back to the soil, prevent erosion, filter water and clean the air … and (can) be used for medicines and biofuels,” according to an Oregon State University website.


All the Gwynne sessions are included with admission to the Review, which is being sponsored by CFAES. Participants in each grazing and forage session will be eligible for continuing education credits. Download the schedule of sessions and a map of the Gwynne.

The Gwynne can be reached by riding any of the free shuttles that board at the west end of the Review’s main exhibit area near the Fendrick Headquarters Building from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. They’re the same shuttles going to the Review’s popular field demonstrations.

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