Register soon for Farmers, Ranchers Cow/Calf College

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By Brandy VanDeWalle


Farmers and Ranchers Cow/Calf College at USMARC Jan. 31:

The annual Farmers and Ranchers Cow/Calf College “Partners in Progress–Beef Seminar” will be held at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center and Great Plains Veterinary Education Center near Clay Center on Jan. 31, 2017, with registration, coffee and donuts starting at 9 a.m.

The program will run from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. This program is sponsored by Nebraska Extension’s Farmers and Ranchers College and will feature several outstanding speakers discussing issues and management strategies that can affect the profitability of all beef producers. There is no cost for the event and the public is invited. It does include a noon meal, which means that early registration is necessary to reserve materials and the meal.

The “Cow/Calf College” will begin at 9:35 a.m., with a welcome by Dr. John Pollak, Director of USMARC and Dr. Dale Grotelueschen, Director of the Great Plains Veterinary Education Center. Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension Specialist and Chad Engle, USMARC Livestock Operations Manager, will kick off the seminar with “Annual Forage Systems — A Pasture Alternative.” They will offer strategies for utilizing cover crops and other forages.

Kate Brooks with UNL’s Department of Agricultural Economics will present an update on the “Cattle Market.” Brooks will share latest trends with beef marketing to make a profit.



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