Ohio’s farm crisis: Flooding-tolerant forages?

A talk set for next week’s Farm Science Review will feature alternative forage plants that tolerate flooding and drought.

Why it’s important: Ohio’s hay supply for livestock is currently extremely low due to spring’s excessive rainfall. Growing flooding-tolerant forages to feed livestock could limit the risk from such rain in the future. (Photo: Tall fescue, James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org.)

Friday: Talk on sustainable beef production

A reminder: Sara Place, senior director of sustainable beef production research for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, will present “Beef in a Sustainable Food System” (“Can a sustainable global food system include beef?”) from 10–11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, in the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Learn more and register to attend. You also can watch on Facebook Live.

Lambing and Kidding School? Sign up baa today

Registration ends today, Wednesday, Jan. 9, for CFAES’ free Lambing and Kidding School, which is Saturday, Jan. 12, in Marion. Sheep and goat experts at the event will share helpful information on topics such as birthing problems, care of newborns, and management of orphan lambs and kids.

To register, contact 740-223-4041 or barnes.821@osu.edu.

Find out more online and in the flyer.

A green way to deal with livestock that pass

CFAES’s Ohio State University Extension outreach arm presents a Livestock Mortality Composting workshop from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at its Mahoning County office, 490 S. Broad St. in Canfield. Registration is $25. “It’s not the most talked about topic on the farm,” the event flier says, “but it’s one of the more important things to think about if you own livestock.” Get details and a registration form.