(Photo: Angus, Friesian, Guernsey and Jersey cows and calves, Getty Images.)
See woods, ponds and prairie — and prairie plant compadres like this monarch butterfly — in the Gwynne Conservation Area during the Sept. 20-22 Farm Science Review in London, Ohio. Then check out the 40-some talks in the area that are scheduled throughout the Review. Many of the speakers will be experts from CFAES. Trees, fish, wetlands and wildlife will be among the topics — plus managing pastures, safety with chainsaws and even Zika mosquitoes. See a complete schedule of the talks here. Read more here.
It’s a tough row to hoe trying to get rid of multiflora rose. It can almost be hand-to-hand combat. Or, at least, hand to thorn. Fortunately, CFAES has tips that can help you. Read Multiflora Rose Control, which you can get from our online bookstore. (Photo by Fredlyfish4 licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.)
Want amazing grazing? That leaves your farm in sound condition in terms of the green and the green — economics and the environment? Bob Hendershot, retired Natural Resources Conservation Service grazing management specialist, and Jeff McCutcheon, an educator with CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, will share what you should know in a series of detailed sessions. “Pasture for Profit I-IV,” Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s 36th annual conference. For more on the series, click here (PDF; p. 1 for times, p. 8 for session descriptions).