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2023 Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council Conference

February 17, 2023 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

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 and Costs

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.

Register to attend here.


8:30 AM
Registration, Refreshments and Meet with Vendors

9:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jason Hartschuh – OFGC President

9:15 AM
Fertility on a Budget

Dr. Ed Rayburn

10:15 AM
Break and Meet with Vendors

10:30 AM
Pasture & Upland Bird Habitat Relationships

Jason Jones – Pheasants & Quail Forever

11:00 AM
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

11:30 AM
Producer Talk – Beef

Andy Fadorsen

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Lunch – Meet with Vendors

12:45 PM
40 Years of Forages
Dr. Ed Rayburn

1:00 PM
OFGC Business Meeting and Awards

1:30 PM
Producer Talk – Dairy & Stored Forages

Devin Cain

2:00 PM
Producer Talk – Sheep & Goats

Stuart Heavilin

2:30 PM
Hot Topics in Forages

3:00 PM

Have a safe trip home!

Registration will be due by February 10th, 2023. For more information contact Gary Wilson at osuagman@gmail.com or 419-348-3500

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Note: Everyone who is participating on behalf of your organization must register as an attendee, however, only one vendor fee is needed per organization.


February 17, 2023
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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Deerassic Park Educational Center
14250 Cadiz Rd
Cambridge, OH 43725 United States
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