August 3, 2017

“Hall-of-Famer” to Lead Grazing School on October 18

Clermont SWCD, NRCS and OSU Extension are partnering with a conservationist hall-of-famer to host a pasture class on the evening of Wednesday, October 18th, from 6 to 9 pm at the Hatfield Farm, 1275 Caldwell Road in Bethel.
Bob Hendershot, retired NRCS Grazing Specialist and member of the Ohio State Conservationist Hall of Fame, will discuss growing and managing summer annuals and cover crops for forage, hay testing, new perennial forage varieties, interseeding forages for improved performance, and temporary fencing materials for rotational grazing efficiency. OSU Extension and NRCS personnel will review soil testing and funding programs available for improving pasture operations.
Food and drink will be provided by the Clermont County Farm Bureau.  There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Please call our office at 513-732-7075 x2 to register.

A follow-up

event will be on Saturday November 4th at Greenacres Foundation in eastern Hamilton County. We’ll be looking at some exciting new research at Greenacres Foundation with effects of grassland management on meat quality, viewing Temple Grandin’s designed cattle handling facility, and multi-species grazing.  The information for this event is still being finalized.