Grazing tour July 14 in Wayne and Holmes counties

Sheep owners and others interested in sheep and forage management are invited to participate in a sheep grazing/forage management tour scheduled for Friday July 14 in Wayne/Holmes County. Topics to be discussed at the farms will include information for the beginning sheep farmer, sheep and management, cool season pasture species, hay production, fencing, rotational grazing management, breeding management and marketing. Each stop will have something different to offer in how the operation works for the farm and family. The sharing of ideas is how we all learn.

Resource people for the day will be Bob Hendershot of Green Pasture Services and Gary Wilson Past President American Forage and Grassland Council, retired OSU Extension. They will provide information about pasture grasses, grazing management, sheep production and are willing to answer all your questions.

Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 40 people. Thanks to financial sponsorship from the Ohio Forage and Grassland Council and the Ohio Sheep and Wool Program the cost is only $40 per person ($30 for current Ohio Forage and Grassland Council members), which includes bus cost, lunch and refreshments. Registrations must be received by July 5, 2017.  No refunds after July 5.

Check-in for the tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the OARDC Shisler Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio 44691. This is the same location as the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium.

For more information about the tour, contact Bob Hendershot, Director, Ohio Forage and Grassland Council at 740.477.1114 or bobhendershot2011@gmail.com .

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