2014 Forage Production School starts Jan. 30

From Jeff McCutcheon Extension Educator, Ag & NR, OSU Extension - Morrow County

January 3, 2014

The Ohio State University Extension will be presenting a workshop on forage production and utilization this coming January and February. The course is geared toward both forage and livestock producers (with an emphasis on dairy cattle). The course will consist of 2 hours of class time on January 30, February 4, and February 11, 2014. The classes will start promptly at 12:45 pm and conclude at 3:30 pm each of the 3 days. The course will be offered in Morrow and five other counties via interactive video feeds and real in-person speakers.

Forage production topics include updates on forage genetics, forage fertilization and optimal manure utilization, weed control, double cropping systems, and precision agricultural technologies. Forage utilization topics include forage quality evaluation, control of shrink, forage inventory management, production economics, and an update on corn silage production and use.

The deadline for registering for the $45 course is January 17, 2014. Register through the Morrow County Extension Office. For additional information visit the Morrow County Extension Office website ( or contact your OSU Extension Morrow County Office at 419-947-1070 or Jeff McCutcheon ( Locally the program is sponsored by the Morrow County Dairy Association.