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Hocking Valley Horse Forage Workshop

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Apr. 20, 2013 | 09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Hocking College
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH

The Athens Soil and Water Conservation District and the Ohio Forage and Grassland Council will be hosting an Equine Pasture and Hay Management Workshop, covering information on pasture management, pasture soil fertility, foragespecies selection, tall fescue management, horse nutrition on pasture, manure management, and a pasture walk where plants will be identified and designing a grazing paddock system will be discussed. The day will end with a hay quality discussion and hay evaluation session.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a sample of their own hay for evaluation. Bob Hendershot, retired NRCS State Grassland Conservation and now part-time ODNR-DSWR grazing specialist will be leading the discussion. Hendershot helped develop the Forage for Horses program and has presented this material across the country.

Registrations are limited to the first 50 participants and needed by April 15, 2013 by contactingAthens SWCD 69 South Plains Road, The Plains, OH 45780, call 740-797-9686 or 800-582-8890or email [email protected]. Registration fees are $20 for the first participant from a farm (includes a 400+ page 3-ring notebook, pasture stick, weed identification guide, snack and lunch) and a $10 registration fee for each additional participant from the same operation (refreshments and lunch included).

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