Area beef producers should make plans to attend the second annual Three-State Beef Conference that will be held on January 13, 14 and 15, 2015 with locations in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska. Topics and speakers for the conference are as follows: “Evaluating Supplementation Strategies”, Dr. Rick Rasby, Extension Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska; “Rethinking our Forage Systems”, Dr. Bruce Anderson, Extension Forage Specialist, University of Nebraska; “Financial Impacts of Fertility and Infertility in the Current Cattle Market”, Dr. Patrick Gunn, Extension Cow-Calf Specialist, Iowa State University. The first session of the conference will be held in Creston, Iowa at Southwestern Community College on Tuesday, January 13 with registration at 5:30 p.m. and the program beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Missouri session will be held on Wednesday, January 14 in Albany at the MU Hundley-Whaley Learning Discovery Center. It also begins with registration at 5:30 p.m. and the program following at 6:00 p.m. On January 15, there will be two different sessions held in Nebraska. The first session will be held at the Gage County UNL Extension Center in Beatrice, Nebraska. Registration for the Beatrice location will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the meeting will start at 11:00 a.m. Later that day, an evening session will be held at the UNL Ag Research & Development Center (ARDC) in Mead, Nebraska with registration at 5:30 p.m. and the program to follow at 6:00 p.m.
The Three-State Beef Conference (formerly the Four-State Beef Conference) is designed to give beef cattle producers and others in the beef industry in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska a regular update on current cow-calf and stocker topics. The conference provides a forum of specialists from three of the United States’ leading beef cattle land grant universities as well as other industry experts. We request that attendees pre-register by Friday, January 9, 2015. Calling or e-mailing with your reservation helps with meal plans and also helps keep costs down. The registration fee is $25 per person and it includes a meal and copy of the conference proceedings. If you need accommodations because of a disability, have emergency medical information to share, or need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please inform us by December 31, 2014. For more information or to register, contact Paul Hay (Beatrice location), email@example.com, 402-223-1384 or Lindsay Chichester (Mead location), firstname.lastname@example.org, 402-624-8030 or visit our website at http://extension.iastate.edu/feci/3StBeef/.
Source: University of Nebraska–Lincoln