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Grassland/Forages Focus of OSU Extension Event

August 3, 2005

BROWNSVILLE, Ohio -- An extensive aspect of forage production, from management to nutrition to profit, will be the focus of the Ohio State University Extension-sponsored Central Ohio Forage and Grassland Expo.


The event will be held August 25 from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sorg Dairy Farm in Brownsville, Ohio. On-site registration is $10, which covers field day expenses and/or meal cost. Those who make advance reservations will receive a copy of OSU Extension's Forage Management Pocket Guide.

The equipment demonstrations including mowers, rakes, tedders, and balers will begin at 1:30 p.m. Other program items include high return alfalfa production, nutritional advantages of forages, mycotoxins and mold concerns, stockpiling forages, making rotation of pastures work, grass identification, and utilizing feeding pads.

Ohio State experts, Purdue University specialists, and industry representatives will be resourcing the event. Certified crop advisor credits of four units of crop management and five units of soil and water will be offered.

The Central Ohio Forage and Grassland Expo is sponsored by OSU Extension's Licking and Perry County offices, in cooperation with the Licking and Perry counties Soil and Water Conservations Districts.

For more information or to register, contact the Perry County Extension office at (740) 743-1602 or e-mail at For additional information, contact the Licking County Extension office at (740) 670-5315.

Candace Pollock
Howard Siegrist