Livestock and Poultry


Workshop Session I: 9:15-10:30 a.m.

Native Warm Season Grasses: Applications and Management for Pasture-Based Farms

Dan Borrenpohl, Chris Glassmeyer, and Matt Tomaszewski, Greenacres Foundation

Native warm season grass (NWSG) pastures have a multitude of benefits, both to your farm and to native wildlife. Dig into the steps involved in establishing NWSG, how you can integrate them into your grazing plan, and how to develop a prescribed fire program to maintain your planting.

Workshop Session II: 10:45 a.m.-Noon

Mobility Matters: Fencing and Housing Pastured Poultry

Denise Natoli Brooks, Central State University

Consider how to design and maintain mobile fencing and mobile housing with both the chickens’ and the farmer’s wellbeing in mind.

River Birch B

Workshop Session III: 1:30-2:45 p.m. 

Herd Shares in Ohio: Is it for You?

Annette and David Bair, Bair-Trax Dairy

For dairy farmers that believe in the benefits of raw milk and have the desire to stay small, herd shares are a viable option. Learn how Bair-Trax Dairy made the switch from commodity milk to herd shares, how to decide if it is economically feasible for you, and some useful tips and tricks of the trade.

Denison Room

Workshop Session IV: 3-4:15 p.m

Incorporating Silvopasture into Your Livestock Operation

Molly Sowash and CJ Morgan, MoSo Farm

Trees bring many benefits to a livestock operation’s bottom line. Get a practical guide to incorporating trees into a pasture-based livestock operation by learning from MoSo Farm’s experience and their considerations for getting started.

River Birch C


Workshop Session V: 10:45-Noon

Earning Income on Fallow Land with Swine

Tom Cail

Learn how to use swine to help earn income on fallow land, all while adding fertilizer and controlling weeds.

Woodhull B

Workshop Session VI: 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Grazing Management: Key Profit Drivers of a Grazing System

Michael Cox, Greenacres Foundation

Discuss the key drivers of profit in a grazing system and how to implement key management practices to increase profit. The discussion will dive into how to decide on stocking rates for a farm, along with how to measure and allocate forage in a rotational grazing system.

River Birch C

Workshop Session VII: 3-4:15 p.m.

Dairy Goats 101

Nellie Rowland, Central State University

Are you considering adding dairy goats to your farm? Understand what structures and equipment you will need to start, what breed of dairy goat works best for your farm and needs, common diseases and pests, plus their prevention and treatment, and the basic care needed to own dairy goats.

Denison Room

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