Drought recovery strategies will be discussed during the Ohio Forage and Grassland Council annual meeting and conference on Feb. 8. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m., at Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg. Mark Sulc, Ohio State University (OSU) extension forage specialist, will talk about integrating cover crop grazing followed by corn silage. David Barker, OSU agronomist, will explore the use of rising plate meters and forage inventory. Additional presenters include keynote speaker Ray Smith, University of Kentucky extension forage specialist, and Bob Hendershot, Ohio Natural Resources Conservation Service grazing specialist. Producer speakers include: Alan Kozak, dairy grazier; Curt Stivison, beef producer; Mark Scarpitti, goat producer; and John Anderson, sheep producer.
The conference will cost $30 for Ohio Forage and Grassland Council members and $40 for non-members. Registration is due by Feb. 5. For more information, contact Leah Miller at 740-545.6349.