Horse Field Day To Focus On Pasture Management

October 1, 2002

FINDLAY, Ohio - Equine enthusiasts seeking to better utilize their acreage may find topics of interest at a Horse Pasture Field Day to be held Oct. 5.

The field day, hosted by Ohio State University Extension, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Findlay Center for Equine and Pre-Veterinary Studies. The event is free.

Gary Wilson, an Ohio State Extension agent for Hancock County, said the field day is geared toward horse owners and managers looking to establish pasture management systems.

"There are so many people getting involved in this and they are looking to best utilize their acreage to manage their enterprise," he said.

Program topics will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will include information on fencing, pasture species selection and pasture establishment, pasture management rotation and paddock size and manure management and composting.

The field day will include 45-acres of pasture plots, 20 different varieties of grasses and four types of fencing to provide participants with a range of information.

The field day will also feature a trade show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. promoting feeds, fence material, equipment and supplies.

A lunch stand will be available and draft horse wagon rides will be held throughout the day. The field day will be located about three miles south of Findlay at 11613 County Road 40. For more information log on to http://hancock.osu.edu or contact Gary Wilson at (419) 422-3851 or e-mail wilson.26@osu.edu.

Author(s): 
Candace Pollock
Source(s): 
Gary Wilson