Want to learn more about improving your land and livestock through grazing and forages? Mark your calendar for the following talks at this year’s virtual Farm Science Review, Sept. 22–24, all of them organized by the Gwynne Conservation Area.
Tuesday, Sept. 22
- 10:30–11 a.m., Grazing Management Plans: A Valuable Tool in Your Grazing Plan by Cody Hacker
- 11 a.m. to noon, Improving Soil Health to Adapt to Climate Change, Jeff Hattey
- Noon to 1 p.m., Meeting Animal Nutrient Requirements on Pasture, Martin Joyce
- 1–1:30 p.m., live forages Q-and-A with industry professionals
- 1:30–2 p.m., Grazing Warm Season Grasses/Soil Pasture Health, Bob Hendershot
- 2–2:30 p.m., Using Annuals in Your Grazing Management Plan, Jarrod Hittle
Wednesday, Sept. 23
- 10:30–11 a.m., Grazing/Soil Health, Dave Libben
- 11–11:30 a.m., Grazing Management Through the Eyes of the Animal, Mark Sulc
- 11:30 a.m. to noon, The Grasses You Ought to Be Grazing: Native Warm Season Grass, Jason Jones
- Noon to 12:30 p.m., Getting Involved with the Forage and Grassland Council, Gary Wilson
Thursday, Sept. 24
- 10–10:30 a.m., Grazing Warm Season Annuals, Tim McDermott
- 11–11:30 a.m., Considering Farmer Conservation Decision Making Across the Year, Maggie Beetstra
- 11:30 a.m. to noon, Getting the Most Out of Winter Feeding, Stockpiled Forage, Clint Finney
- Noon to 12:30 p.m., Soil Organic Carbon: A Farmer’s Most Faithful Ally, Patricia Marie Cordero-Irizarry
- 12:30–1 p.m., Adapting to Changing Weather Patterns in the Eastern Cornbelt, Robyn Wilson
Be sure to visit the Review’s website, fsr.osu.edu, to check for any late changes in this schedule.
Farm Science Review is being held 100% online this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Viewing the Gwynne talks and all the Review’s other activities is free, but you have to sign up in advance at fsr.osu.edu. Sign up starts Sept. 8.