The Ohio Forage and Grassland Council will be hosting an Equine Pasture and Hay Management Workshop on Saturday July 28, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at AC Acres, Vicki Ayotte farm, 8481 Pontius Road, Groveport, Ohio. The farm is in the southeast corner of Franklin County west of State Route 674, east of Rickenbacker, and south of Groveport along the Walnut Creek. This will workshop will be covering information on pasture management, pasture soil fertility, forage species 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.… Continue readingRead More »