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The Ohio Forages and Grasslands Council (OFGC) Annual Conference will be held February 19, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg, OH. The program theme is “Fitting the Pieces Together in a Forage System.” The keynote speaker will be Dr. Stacey Hamilton, University of Missouri Extension State Dairy Specialist, who will discuss “Balancing risk and rewards of annual and perennial pastures” as well as “What we are learning about irrigating pastures,” based on his work with grass-based dairies in Missouri. Chris Penrose, OSU Extension Educator Morgan County, will speak on what he has learned from his on-farm research with “N-Inhibitors for grass production.” A highlight of the program is always the Producer Panel, and that tradition will continue with several producers highlighting their forage, dairy, sheep, and beef production systems.  The day will conclude with a Forage Research Update including early results from low lignin alfalfa varieties by Dr. Mark Sulc and Dr. Dave Barker, The Ohio State University.

            A conference brochure listing topics speakers and times as well as a registration form is available by clicking on the following link:

2016 OFGC Annual Conference

The conference brochure with an on-line registration option is available on the American Forage and Grassland Council web site at:

Registration will be due by February 12, 2016.  For more information contact Gary Wilson at  or (419) 348-3500.