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Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium to focus on forages

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DATE
Dec. 8, 2012 | 09:00 am

LOCATION
Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI), Skou Hall
1328 Dover Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691

This year’s Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium, “Improving and Utilizing Forages on a Small Ruminant Farm,” will be held Dec. 8 at the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster.

The keynote speaker will be Margaret Soulen-Hinson, American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) president. She will discuss national sheep issues that ASI has been working on over the past several years.

Other speakers include David Robison, a popular and experienced forage expert from Legacy Seed Company, Inc.; Dr. Mark Sulc, Ohio State professor and forage extension specialist; and Bob Hendershot will moderate a panel discussion for small ruminant farmers who have had extensive experience in using forages on their farms.

“High quality speakers and intense small ruminant forage based educational topics are what make this symposium unique. The 2012 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium may be the only time you have a chance to see these speakers and topics discussed in one setting,” said Roger A. High, executive director of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA).

Other activities at the symposium will include the annual trade show, silent auction for the Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund and the OSIA annual meeting including the election of the OSIA officer team and discussion of a major Code of Regulations revision.

Also at the meeting, the Charles Boyles Master Shepherd Award, Distinguished Service Awards, Friend of the Ohio Sheep Industry and Environmental Stewardship Awards will be presented. In addition, the state FFA Sheep Proficiency Award Winner, state 4-H Sheep Award Winner, and the Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship winner for 2012 will be recognized.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Visit Ohio Sheep Improvement Association’s website.

Contact Roger A. High at (614) 246-8299 or by email at rhigh@ofbf.org



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