STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Learn all about management intensive grazing through Pastures for Profit. Pastures for Profit classes will be offered in Harrison, Jefferson and Carroll counties as a three-part series this year.
Anyone interested in pasture management and forages is welcome to join the course, and those new to livestock and hay production are encouraged to participate. Topics covered include management intensive grazing, goal setting, improving soil fertility and forage growth, meeting animal needs, water quality, paddock design, grazing economics, and year-round grazing.
The Pastures for Profit program is a long-standing collaboration between Ohio State University Extension, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Eastern Ohio Grazing Council, and the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council.
The 2023 schedule for Pastures for Profit is as follows:
- Part I: Monday, Feb. 13 6-9 p.m. at the Harrison County Fairgrounds Commercial Building, 550 Grant St, Cadiz, OH – Core Grazing Principles
- Part II: Monday, Feb. 27 6-9 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College Lecture Hall, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, OH – Science of Grazing
- Part III: Monday, March 13 6-9 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office, 540 High St NW, Carrollton, OH – Meeting Your Grazing Goals
Cost of the course is $55 per person, which includes a meal for each session and a copy of the Pastures for Profit manual. Pre-registration required – register by Friday, February 10, 2023. Register by calling 740-264-2212.
CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For event accommodation requests, call 740-264-2212 at least 2 weeks in advance of the program.
— Ohio State University CFAES