FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension will host a virtual meeting for teenagers interested in beef production beginning at 1:30 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Dec. 28.
“Participants in last summer’s Junior Beef Producer workshop told us they wanted to learn more about calving,” says Jeff Gale, NDSU Extension agent in Foster County. “We thought the upcoming school holiday was a good time to follow-up on that interest.”
The hour-long webinar is intended for 13- to 18-year-olds.
During the first half of the webinar, presenters will describe the calving process and tell the participants what to do in case of difficulty.
The second half of the webinar will focus on disease diagnosis among young calves.
The main presenter will be Dr. Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist.
The meeting is intended to be interactive, with time set aside for participants to ask questions of the presenters.
“We hope that by the end of the webinar, participants will be better equipped to distinguish between the problems they can handle themselves and those that need a veterinarian’s assistance,” says Gale.
The virtual meeting is free. Preregistration is required. Visit www.ndsu.edu/agriculture/extension/events/junior-beef-producers-winter-webinar to preregister.
Those who preregister will receive emailed instructions to participate in the meeting.
Junior Beef Producer is an ongoing workshop series designed to give youth practical, interactive experiences related to beef production.
— NDSU Extension