Forage school coming to Jefferson


JEFFERSON, Ohio — Forages supply a significant part of the feed in most dairy and other ruminant animal operations in northeast Ohio.

To help producers learn about new forage research and new technology, OSU Extension in Ashtabula County will hold a stored forage production school Jan. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

The workshop will be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m. each Wednesday.

During this four week school, OSU researchers and OSU Extension specialists and educators will present new information on stored forage production. All sessions will be provided via webinar.

The Extension offices in Adams, Brown, Highland, Ashtabula, Coshocton, Monroe, Morgan, Pickaway, Pike and Wayne counties will each host a site.

Topic areas include: what’s new in forage genetics; small grains and double cropping; fertility and manure utilization; what’s new in weed control; what’s new in agronomic products/additives; precision agriculture technologies for forage production; what’s new in forage quality evaluation; economics of cutting management; and more.

There will be time for discussion and questions on each topic after it is presented.

Registration is $30 and includes a notebook of materials and school presentations. Registration is required by Dec. 12.

For more information, contact the Ashtabula County Extension office at 440-576-9008. A registration flyer can be obtained at:


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