Forages for horses workshop slated

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CARROLLTON, Ohio – A two-session Forages for Horses workshop will be offered by Ohio State University Extension to help horse owners jump-start their forage production and management system for the upcoming growing season.

The workshop will be held April 2 and April 9 from 7-10 p.m. at the Hopedale Fire Hall in Hopedale. Registration for the workshop, which includes a notebook and refreshments, is $40 per family or farm. Registration is required by March 26.

Additional notebooks may also be purchased at a cost of $30 each. Additionally, entire 4-H clubs may participate for a fee of $50. Participating 4-H clubs will receive one resource notebook for use by club members.

The workshop will cover all phases of hay and pasture production, harvest, and storage, as well as horse nutrition and basic horse physiology.

Additional topics to be discussed during the workshop include management and maintenance of grass and legumes, species selection for hay and pasture, identifying and controlling poisonous plants, pasture renovation procedures, and hay quality and storage.

The workshop will also include hands-on evaluation of hay samples, as well as case studies.

For more information contact the Carroll County Extension office at 330-627-4310 or 800-448-8027.

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