STOCKTON, Mo. — “Drought has affected the forage base and cattle operations in Southwest Missouri and cattle producers will benefit from management strategies as they rebuild their farming operations,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist. Therefore, the SW MO MU Extension Beef Cattle Conference will be held March 14th beginning at 4:00 p. m. at the SW MU Research Extension and Education Center, 14548 Highway H, Mount Vernon, MO 65712.
“This year’s conference will have MU Extension state and field specialist in the forage and beef cattle area discussing management strategies to rebuild the forage base and beef cattle herd following a drought,” says Davis. Below is a list of presenters and topics:
- Dr. Harley Naumann, MU Associate Teaching Professor in Plant Science and Technology, will be discussing warm season grasses.
- Dr. Sarah Kenyon, MU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist will be discussing what cattle producers can do in the short term to deal with thin pasture stands.
- Dr. Jordan Thomas, Assistant Professor/State Cow-Calf Extension Specialist, will be discussing rebuilding the cow herd after a drought.
“Agriculture businesses that sponsor the event will have booths set up. Attendees can visit and learn how their products can help improve their beef cattle operation,” says Davis. For more info or to register to be a booth sponsor, contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313. Deadline to register to be a booth sponsor and pay fee is March 1st
The evening will include a catered meal with your registration.
“In order to attend the event, registration and $25 fee payment is required by March 7th,” says Davis. Registration can be done online at https://extension.missouri.
No refunds for cancellations after the registration deadline. No walk-in registration allowed.
For all other questions related to the conference contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313 or Davis by email at email@example.com.
— MU Extension