When is too much clover a bad thing? Does it pay off to store hay under roof/cover? Can I get forage to grow in my sacrifice lots after winter abuse? Is there financial assistance out there to help me address these issues on my farm? All these questions will addressed at the 2015 Fall SWCD Conservation Field Day. The event will be held at the farm of Mike Dohoney (9675 W. Dohoney Road [off of Kays Chapel Road], Fredericksburg, IN 47120) on Monday, August 24th. Registration/meal will be from 4:45-5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 5:30 p.m. This event will feature many livestock and pasture conservation ideas including: hay storage barns and the value of storing hay under roof/cover; sacrifice areas--how to provide forage in this area even after winter abuse; hands-on assessment grasses and legumes in the pasture/hay field—when do you need to add legumes or renovateand program funding opportunities.
The field day is made possible by the following: Mike Dohoney, Washington County SWCD, NRCS, FSA, Washington County Cattlemen’s Association, Purdue Extension – Washington County, South Fork-Blue River Watershed Project, Mill Creek-Blue River Watershed Project, Lost River Watershed Project, and Washington County Farm Bureau.
Please call the Washington County SWCD at 812-883-3704 ext. 3 by Friday, August 21st to register or for more information. The field day will occur rain or shine and hayrides will be available to all sites. Any persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this event should contact the SWCD one week before the event.