Hey, Hay! See Field Demos, New Equipment June 17 at Belle Valley
BELLE VALLEY, Ohio – Find the cutting-edge needle you're looking for at Ohio State University's annual Hay Day, Saturday, June 17, in Belle Valley.
Visit the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's (OARDC) Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Township Road 126, Noble County, and see what's new in hay-related science and technology.
"This year's program will give you a chance to see and compare the latest forage harvesting equipment, working side by side," said Daryl Clark, Extension educator with the Noble County office of OSU Extension. "And it gives you the chance to talk to company representatives one on one."
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and is free to all participants.
Sponsored by OARDC, the Eastern Agricultural Research Station, OSU Extension, and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) of Noble and Guernsey counties, the event will be held rain or shine.
Field demonstrations begin at 9:30 a.m. and will include information on mowing, tedding, raking, baling of dry hay and wrapping of baleage.
Presentations will include "Harvesting Quality Forages" by Clif Little, Extension educator, Guernsey County office, OSU Extension, and "Secrets of Making Quality Baleage" by Bill Weiss, animal nutrition scientist/specialist, OARDC and OSU Extension
"Featured this year will be making quality 'large-bale' baleage," Clark said. "Forage harvesting equipment from most major manufacturers will be demonstrated also."
Contact Clark at (740) 732-5681 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To get to the station, take exit 28 off Interstate 77, turn south on state Route 821, turn east (left) on state Route 215, go about one mile and turn right onto Band Ridge Road (Township Road 126).
OARDC and OSU Extension are part of Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Daryl Clark, OSU Extension, Noble County office