The Ohio Forages and Grasslands Council Annual Conference will be held February 17, 2023, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Deerassic Park Educational Center, 14250 Cadiz Rd, Cambridge, Ohio. The program theme is “Feeding Forages and Forages Feeding Us”. The Keynote speaker will be Dr. Ed Rayburn, State Forage Specialist for West Virginia State University. His talk is titled: “What I have learned about forages over the last 40+ years”.
Other featured speakers to provide a Forage Research Update will be Grad Students at Ohio State University.
Several producer talks will also be presented which will include Beef, Sheep and Dairy producers speaking on how they use forages.
To finish the program will be a very popular discussion entitled “Hot Topics in Forages and Grazing.”
Registration cost will be $40 per person for OFGC or any state affiliate AFGC members and $75 per person for nonmembers (this fee includes membership as well as event registration). OFGC Membership cost remains at $35 per year. Details of the program and a registration form are listed below.
Register your organization as a vendor at the event for $10. This includes the conference, booth space and a meal.Note: Everyone who is participating on behalf of your organization must register as an attendee, however, only one vendor fee is needed per organization.
Registration, Refreshments and Meet with Vendors
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jason Hartschuh – OFGC President
Fertility on a Budget
Dr. Ed Rayburn
Break and Meet with Vendors
Pasture & Upland Bird Habitat Relationships
Jason Jones – Pheasants & Quail Forever
Ohio State University Forage Research Update
Dr. Marilia Chiavegato; Assistant Professor – Agroecosystem Management for Food System Resilience
Chelsie Y. Rodriguez – Forage Yield Change with Help of the Unknown
Alexandre Mammana – Importance of Grazing Management for Native Warm Season Herbage Quality
Cassie Stachler – How DOes Grazing on Flooded Pastures Affect Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Producer Talk – BeefAndy Fadorsen
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Lunch – Meet with Vendors
40 Years of Forages
Dr. Ed Rayburn
OFGC Business Meeting and Awards
Producer Talk – Dairy & Stored Forages
Producer Talk – Sheep & Goats
Hot Topics in Forages
Have a safe trip home!
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