2013 Forage Production School

Dr. Bill Weiss, Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University

Ohio State University Extension will be presenting a workshop on forage production and utilization this coming January and February.  The course is geared toward both forage  and livestock producers (with an emphasis on dairy cattle). The course will consist of 2 hours of class time on January 30, February 4, and February 11, 2014.  The classes will start promptly at 12:45 pm and conclude at 3:30 pm each of the 3 days.  The course will be offered in Ashtabula, Darke (in combination with Auglaize), Licking, Mahoning, Morrow, and Wayne counties via interactive video feeds and real in-person speakers.  Forage production topics include updates on forage genetics, forage fertilization and optimal manure utilization, weed control, double cropping systems, and precision agricultural technologies.  Forage utilization topics include forage quality evaluation, control of shrink, forage inventory management, production economics, and an update on corn silage production and use.

The deadline for registering for the $45 course is January 17, 2014 (register through one of the offices listed below).  For additional information download the brochureand contact your local OSU county Extension office or one of the following OSU Extension County Educators:

Ashtabula County. David Marrison (marrison.2@cfaes.osu.edu) 440-576-9008

Auglaize County. John Smith (smith.132@cfaes.osu.edu) 419-739-6580

Darke County.  Sam Custer (custer.2@osu.edu) 937-548-5215

Licking County. Ted Wiseman (wiseman.15@osu.edu) 740-670-5315

Mahoning County. Eric Barrett (barrett.90@osu.edu) 330-533-5538

Morrow County. Jeff McCutcheon (mccutcheon.30@osu.edu) 419-947-1070

Wayne County. Rory Lewandowski (lewandowski.11@osu.edu) 330-264-8722