Equine Pasture Management Workshop
Producers can learn more about rotational grazing during a two-day Equine Pasture Management workshop on May 19 and 21.
The workshop will feature presentations by Bob Hendershot, retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service; TJ Oliver, an NRCS-resources conservationist; and Troyce Barnett, an NRCS-state grazing specialist. The workshop is a collaborative effort with USDA-NRCS and the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District, and is sponsored by the Farm Bureau of Brown and Clermont counties.
The workshop is targeted to any producer who manages a pasture. Participants will learn to improve management of pastures through soil and fertility management and how to identify weeds that may be problematic for animals.
The program is 6 to 9 p.m. on both days. The May 19 workshop will be held at Equisports, 2050 Cedarville Road, in Goshen, Ohio. The May 21 workshop will be held at the Grassy Acres Horse Retreat, 3991 Afton Elklick Road, in Batavia, Ohio. The May 19 sessions will include: pasture walk, pasture management and paddock design, soil and fertility management, and manure management. Thee May 21 sessions will include: pasture walk, pasture species selection and renovation, fescue management, mud management and HUP/access road installation
Registration is $40 per farm (which covers two people) and includes dinner, a resource binder, grazing stick and a forage book. The deadline to register is May 15. To register, contact Gigi Neal at 513-732-7070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.