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North Central Ohio Dairy Grazing Conference

North Central Ohio Dairy Grazing Conference will be January 26 and 27, 2012 at the Buckeye Event Center in Dalton, Ohio. Jason Karszes will be sharing “Working the Numbers” and moderating a panel on “Farm Financials with the Money Folks” featuring local bankers.

Howard Straub from Michigan will be talking about “Keeping the Children Dairy Farmers” and “Grass and Robots: Do They Mix?” “Chores on the Farm” will have children of grazing dairy farmers on a panel moderated by Jerry D. Miller.  Leon Mast from Indiana and Robert Miller from Holmes County, Ohio will contrast their farms by looking at their differences and commonalities. “Maintaining Dairy Equipment: Key Ingredients” panel will look at common equipment issues.

Tony Rickard from Missouri will discuss “Strategy for Feeding Supplements on Grass” and “Evolving New Zealand/Missouri Grazing Model”. Mike Gessel from Wooster will talk about “The Gessel Family Farm 13 Years Transition”. This two day program is full of information and opportunity to network with dairy graziers across Ohio and the Midwest. The cost for the conference is $45 for the two days.  Registrations are due by January 18, 2012.  For a brochure or more information, contact Leah Miller at Small Farm Institute, P.O. Box 214, Millersburg, OH; leah@smallfarminstitute.org.

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