A farm near Ridgeway, Ohio will serve as the location for the Hardin County Pasture Walk on Wednesday, May 3. This program will be from 6:00-7:30 pm in a pasture located at 18917 County Road 155, Ridgeway, OH 43345. A pasture walk is an educational program for producers who would like to learn how to best manage forages in their pastures and evaluate best management practices for grazing.
Megan Burgess of the Hardin County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be the main instructor along with Gary Wilson, retired Extension Educator from Hancock County. Both Burgess and Wilson have served on the Ohio Forage and Grassland Council. Topics presented at the pasture walk will include but are not limited to evaluating your resources, forage species, establishing and maintaining pastures, using a grazing stick to estimate dry matter, as well as other topics that come up from the participants present at this program.
Each operation attending will receive a grazing stick as well as university fact sheets on various pasture related topics and issues. Water and light refreshments will be served. Those planning to attend the Pasture Walk program are asked to call the Hardin County Extension Office at 419-674-2297 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so that plans can be made for an informative evening.