MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. — The “Wright County Beef and Forage Seminar,” a dinner meeting designed for livestock and forage producers, will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 7 at the Senior Citizens Center, 700 East State Street in Mountain Grove.
A registration fee of $10 will be charged to cover the evening meal. Contact the Wright County University of Missouri Extension Center at (417) 349-4134 for more information or to pre-register by Feb. 27.
“Our soil resource is important to all agricultural producers. This seminar will help farmers to understand better how they can manage their soils for optimal health and productivity,” said Ted Probert, field specialist in dairy, University of Missouri Extension.
Beef producers who have an interest in exploring possibilities with retaining ownership of calves through finishing will have the opportunity to receive tips for getting started or for better positioning themselves for success with retained ownership at this program as well.
Presenters at the seminar will be Dr. Scott Brown, University of Missouri Associate Extension Professor in Agricultural Economics and Donna Brandt, Research Specialist with MU’s Soil Health Assessment Center.
Dr. Brown will address the topic, “What do the Economics Say about the Right Time to Retain Ownership of Your Cattle?” Brandt gives a presentation entitled, “Soil Health in Missouri Grasslands”.
Hosts for the Beef and Forage Seminar include Wright County University of Missouri Extension, the Wright County Commission, and the City of Mountain Grove. Additionally, several area businesses are contributing financially to the event to help fund the meal.
University of Missouri Extension programs focus on the high-priority needs of Missourians. Each county extension center, with oversight by locally elected and appointed citizens, is your local link to practical education. Learn more online at http://extension.missouri.edu.
— Ted Probert, University of Missouri Extension
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