CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Eastern Ohio Grazing Council will host a pasture walk on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 6 p.m. at Maple Stone Farm, 5061 Depot Road, Salem, Ohio 44460.
Caleb Swope purchased this 11.2-acre Columbiana County farm in 2015. It has been renovated to forages from trees and invasive shrubs using only a chainsaw and chickens. He runs 3 Aberdeen Angus cows and 1 American Milking Devon cow with her calf on approximately 6 acres of pasture, followed by 400 laying hens using four mobile chicken coops.
- Using Multi-specie Grazing to Best Utilize a Small Acreage Farm
- Renovating Pastures with Poultry
- The Economics and Challenges of Pastured Poultry
- Cattle Breeds Suitable for Small Acreage
- Clipping Pastures with Older Equipment – JD 50 with No. 5 Sickle bar mower
A meal will be provided.
Registration is requested. Please contact Carroll SWCD at 330-627-9852 to register.
- Pasture Walk – August 22 at 6pm – Tuscarawas County
- Pasture Walk – September 26 at 6pm – Jefferson County
Our pasture walks are normally held on the 4th Thursday of the month April through October on various farms throughout Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Stark and Tuscarawas counties. In January, February and March we host winter workshops. Anyone interested in the conservation of our soil and water through growing and grazing forages is encouraged to attend the monthly meetings.
The Eastern Ohio Grazing Council strives to promote the conservation of our soil and water by growing and grazing forages and serve as advocates for sustainable and environmentally sound grazing practices. If you would like to attend any of the 2019 events you can contact the Carroll SWCD at 330-627-9852 to be placed on the mailing list.
Thanks to our sponsors: Carrollton Farmers Exchange, Circle L Fence LTD., D&J Sales and Service, Farm Credit Mid-America, Nationwide – Kim Davis Insurance Agency LLC, Straight A’s Ranch Supply, and TigerCo Distributing.
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— USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
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