Sheep Grazing/Forage Management Tour

Sheep owners and others interested in forage management are invited to participate in a sheep grazing/forage management tour scheduled for Friday July 14 in Holmes and Wayne Counties, Ohio. Topics to be discussed at the farms will include information for the beginning sheep farmer, sheep and wool management, summer warm season annuals, cool season pasture species, hay production, fencing, rotational grazing management, breeding management and marketing. Each stop will have something different to offer in how the operation works for the farm and family. The sharing of ideas is how we all learn.

Resource people for the day will be Bob Hendershot of Green Pasture Services; Gary Wilson Past President American Forage and Grassland Council, retired OSU Extension, They will provide information about pasture grasses, grazing management, sheep production and will answer all your questions.

Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 40 people. Thanks to financial sponsorship from the Ohio Forage and Grassland Council, the cost is only $40 per person ($30 for current Ohio Forage and Grassland Council members), which includes bus cost, lunch and refreshments. Registrations must be received by July 5, 2017. No refunds after July 5.

Check-in for the tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the OARDC – Shisler Center, 1680 Madison Avenue Wooster, Ohio 44691.

DIRECTIONS: Same location as the Buckeyes Shepherds Symposium, the Shisler Center is on the OARDC campus behind Fisher Auditorium just off State Route 83 south of Wooster.

For more information about the tour, contact Bob Hendershot, director, Ohio Forage and Grassland Council at 740.477.1114 or .

To make a reservation, send the attached reservation form at the bottom of the page along with your check made payable to OFGC: OFGC.



  • 9:00 am Leaving Shisler Center Parking lot.
  • 9:45 am Stop 1 Leroy Kuhn Farm Township Line Road) Salem, OH
  • 12:00 am Stop 2 Lunch John and Betsy Anderson Farm
  • 4:00 pm Return to Shisler Center Parking lot

Lunch Menu Omahoma Bob’s BBQ

  • Pulled Pork
  • Brisket
  • Mac and cheese
  • Cole Slaw