Clarks host Ohio Sheep Day July 9

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Ohio Sheep Day will be held July 9 at County Ridge Farm, owned by Daryl and Joyce Clark, 4865 Coopermill Road, Zanesville.
Award winners. The Clarks volunteered their sheep farm for the Ohio Sheep Day after Daryl received the Charles Boyles Master Shepherd Award at the 2004 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium.
County Ridge Farm has been on the forefront of management intensive grazing (MiG) efforts for several years, and the Clarks have improved pastures and developed fencing.
They have also stepped up predator control, and developed a handling system.
Daryl Clark has been involved in the Ohio sheep industry for many years as a producer and as an educator. He is currently the ag extension educator in Noble County.
Keynote. Keynote speaker for the program is Woody Lane, currently a private consultant in Roseburg, Ore.
Lane will be concentrating on pasture and grazing management.
Other speakers featured July 9 will include: Bill Shulaw, OSU Extension; J.P. Stoner, Kencove Fencing Company; Patty Dyer, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service; Stan Gehrt, OSU Extension; Clif Little, OSU Extension; and Daryl Clark.
Do you see what I see. Woody Lane will also hold two of his popular pasture walks for the participants in the Ohio Sheep Day activities.
Sheep-related commercial businesses will participate with exhibits.
Composting certification. A composting certification session will also be held during the day for livestock producers interested in composting.
Cost of the composting certification is $10 to cover materials.
For more information contact Roger A. High at 614-292-0589 or by e-mail at high.1@osu.edu.
Other Ohio Sheep Day information can be found online at www.ohiosheep.org.
A lamb luncheon meal will be sold during the field day.

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