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Pasture Grazing School Sept. 4 and 5

Published Jul. 31, 2014 | Discuss this article on Facebook

Pasture Grazing School

Date: Thursday Sept. 4, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 5 9 a.m. to noon.

Location: Wilmington College, 1870 Quaker Way, Pyle Center

Wilmington, OH 45177

Quaker Way Pyle Center, Wilmington, OH 45177

How to Register To register or for more information contact the Clinton Soil and Water Conservation District Office at 937-382-2461 ext. 3, or at their office 111 S. Nelson Ave Suite 5 Wilmington, Ohio 45177. There will be a registration fee of $40 which includes materials, pasture for profit notebook, pasture stick, refreshments, and lunch on Thursday. Additional registrants from the same farm are only $10.

Send completed forms to Clinton Soil and Water, 111 S. Nelson Ave Suite 5, Wilmington, Ohio 45177

Deadline for registration: Aug. 28, 2014

Make Checks payable to Clinton SWCD & Pasture for Profit Grazing School

Name: _____________________________'

Address: ____________________________

City: _______________________________

State: _______  County: ________________

Zip Code: ___________________________

Phone:__________________________ 

 

Email:_______________________________

  

Hosted by: Clinton Soil and Water Conservation District, NRCS, Wilmington College, Ohio Forage and Grassland Council, and OSU Extension

Objectives

The program will provide valuable information in a fun atmosphere that can be used to ensure that the grazing operation on your farm is environmentally responsible as well as economically viable.  If you are a farmer or a person with an interest in grazing management and pasture ecosystems plan to attend.

The benefits from attending include additional points in the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service  EQIP (Environmental Quality >Incentives Program) ranking process, increased knowledge about forage plant growth, improvement of environmental quality; cleaner air and water; healthier soil, plants and animals. Other topics include: grazing economics of forage species selection, fencing and livestock watering systems, soil pasture fertility, understanding plant growth, developing contingency plans for adverse weather conditions, and evaluating your resources. There will be a mixture of indoor and outside instruction.   

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