SWCD Grazing Management Workshop Series

Join Stark Soil and Water Conservation for their Grazing Management Workshop Series. The workshop series will be conducted by Bob Hendershot, a retired State Grassland Conservationist from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service and recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Grasslander Award.

Workshop Series Schedule

Session 1: Tuesday, August 1st @ 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Soil Health and Soil Fertility, Manure Management

Session 2: Tuesday, August 8th @ 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Pasture Forage Selection, Understanding How Plants Grow

Session 3: Tuesday, August 15th @ 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Design a Grazing System, Managing Mud

Sessions 1 – 3 will be held at the USDA Service Center,
2650 Richville Dr. SE Ste 100, Massillon, Ohio 44646.

Participants will learn how design a productive grazing system by managing soil fertility and forage species selections.  All attendees will receive a grazing workbook, pasture stick, and forage field guide.  One soil test will be provided for each participant that brings a pasture sample to the first workshop.

There is NO registration fee, but reservations are required due to limited space. To register, please call 330-451-7645, by July 26.

For additional questions please contact Jay Jordan at jmjordan@starkcountyohio.gov or 330-451-7643. A certificate will be awarded to participants who attend all 3 sessions.

Field Day
Saturday, September 9th @ 9:00am – 1:00pm

Grazing field day will be held with Bob Hendershot @ Motts Mapleton Farm, 3415 Lotz Ave. SE, East Canton, Ohio 44730. The field day is open to any and all persons, but requires an RSVP by September 6th for food purposes.


BIG thanks to all partners for their involvement in making this Grazing Series possible! Stark County Farm Bureau will also be providing breakfast at the field day September 9th!


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