Ron Smith Family hosting Pasture Walk

You are invited to attend the July 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - noon Pasture Walk hosted by Ron Smith & Family at their beef farm located at 153 Township Road 135, Bellefontaine, OH  43311.  The Pasture Walk topics will address fly control, summer annuals, sustainable agriculture, over grazing and turnips as forages. Pasture walk sponsors are Organic Valley Cooperative, USDA-NRCS, Logan SWCD and Top of Ohio RC&D Council.  Registration begins as 8:30 a.m..  Donuts, coffee, fruit, cheese and milk will be provided. Please contact Logan SWCD, 937-404-3150 or larae.baker@oh.usda.gov to RSVP. Please indicate any special accommodations needs when you RSVP.

Summer 2017 Pasture Walk, Ron Smith & Family Beef Farm

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.       Registration - Donuts, Fruit, Coffee, Cheese and Milk

9:00 - 9:05 a.m.       Introduction - NRCS and SWCD Staff and Supervisors, Leisha Billenstein

9:05 - 9:15 a.m.       Smith Family Farm Background - Farm's History, Ron Smith

9:15 - 9:30 a.m.       Fly Control, Rose Smith

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.     Summer Annuals - How to Graze, Mike Van Winkle

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.   Sustainable Agriculture - Using Forages to Increase Soil Health, LaRae Baker

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.   Is Overgrazing Worth It: - Points to Consider and Handout, Tim Lyden

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.    Break

11:00 - 12:00            Pasture Demonstration - Turnips as Forages and Ron's Tips and Tricks, Ron                                          Smith