A grazing basics workshop is scheduled for October 7, 8 and 9 at the Ohio State University ATI campus in Wooster. The three day workshop features morning classroom sessions combined with afternoon hands-on learning and practice sessions out in the field. Although the grazing basics workshop is designed for those new to grazing livestock, it also offers session on topics that will benefit the more experienced grazier as well.

Topics covered in the mornings will include: Understanding Pasture Plant Growth, Plant Species Selection, Soil Fertility, Matching Forages to Livestock Nutrient Needs, Minerals, Fencing, Water Systems, Stockpiling, and Economics. The afternoons include interactive sessions at the 1700 acre Ohio State ATI Grace Drake Learning Laboratory. Session topics include: grazing management, matching livestock number to forage availability, pasture measurement, forage selection, nutrient management, and fencing systems.

The cost of the workshop is $150/person which includes handouts, noon lunch and refreshments. Pre-registration is required by September 30. For more information and details about the grazing basics workshop including a registration form go to: http://go.osu.edu/agwayne and click on the "Grazing Basics Workshop" heading or contact the Wayne County Extension office at 330-264-8722.

The Grazing Basics Workshop is sponsored by: Ohio State ATI, Ohio State Extension, Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council, Organic Valley, and the North East Ohio Dairy Goat Association.