Water management and resource development will be among the topics discussed during the 2015 Beef and Forage Field Night Aug. 27, offered by experts with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

The Jackson Beef and Forage Field Night is from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Jackson Agricultural Research Station, which is located at 019 Standpipe Road, in Jackson. The event will offer beef producers tips and techniques designed to improve their operations’ efficiency and production, said Scott Payne, branch manager of the research station.

The research station is part of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Centerand has been a primary site for reproductive and production management research in beef cattle for more than three decades.

The event will feature presentations and information from Ohio State University Extension and OARDC researchers and educators, as well as industry representatives. OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach and research arms, respectively, of the college.

Topics for the field night include preconditioning of beef calves and grazing and forage options.

“The field night is designed for attendees to meet with knowledgeable speakers and peers to learn information and techniques to take home and put into practice,” Payne said.

The event, which is sponsored by OSU Extension, OARDC, the Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau and industry representatives, is $5 per person and includes dinner. The deadline to register is Aug. 24. To register or for more information, contact Payne at 740- 286-3803 or payne.252@osu.edu.