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Eastern Ag Research Station in Caldwell is site for field day June 19.

May 7, 2014

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Cattle prices are strong but so is demand for forage. How can you make sure you are producing the best quality, most economical feed source for your livestock? Go where you can find all the latest in expertise.

Get the latest tips and techniques in forage harvesting and forage handling machinery as well as how to save money during a field day offered by educators from Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Participants can learn new raking, baling, mowing and tedding techniques during the field day, says Breanna Pye, an Ohio State University Extension educator.

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The field day will be held June 19 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at the Eastern Agricultural Research Station,16870 Township Road 126 in Caldwell. The station is part of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. 

In addition to the workshop, equipment dealers will demonstrate the latest in forage harvesting and forage handling machinery at the event, Pye says.

"We will have displays and demonstrations from dealers, who will be showing new equipment and showcasing different techniques," she says. "The field day is an opportunity for growers and producers to get a different perspective on how to be more efficient and productive and how to get the best use out of your equipment.

"They'll also get to see first-hand how some of the new equipment works, which can help those who may be using outdated equipment or practices learn a new or alternative way to save money."

The event is free and open to the public. There will be a light meal provided. Registration and access to field equipment displays begins at 4 p.m., with demonstrations starting at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Pye at 740-732-5681 or email [email protected]

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