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University Specialists and Industry Experts Provide Updates at Three-State Beef Conference

23:28PM Jan 07, 2015
Nebraska Beef Cow

Area beef producers should make plans to attend the second annual Three-State Beef Conference on January 13, 14 and 15, 2015 with locations in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Topics and speakers for the conference include:

  • "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; and
  • "Financial Impacts of Fertility and Infertility in the Current Cattle Market", Dr. Patrick Gunn, Extension Cow-Calf Specialist, Iowa State University.

The first conference session is in Creston, Iowa at Southwestern Community College on Tuesday, January 13 with registration at 5:30 p.m. and the program at 6:00 p.m.

The Missouri session will be held on Wednesday, January 14 in Albany at the University of Missouri Hundley-Whaley Learning Discovery Center with registration at 5:30 p.m. and program 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 begins at 10:30 a.m. with the program at 11:00 a.m.
An evening session will be at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Ag Research and Development Center (ARDC) near Mead, Nebraska with registration at 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. program.

The Three-State Beef Conference (formerly the Four-State Beef Conference) is designed to provide regular updates on current cow-calf and stocker topics to beef cattle producers and others in the beef industry in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska. 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.

Registration fee is $25 per person and it includes a meal and copy of the conference proceedings. Pre-registration is due January 9, 2015 to assist with meal planning and material preparation.

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),, 402-223-1384 or Lindsay Chichester (Mead location),, 402-624-8030 or visit on the web at

Three-State Beef Conference brochure with agenda (PDF)

Source: University of Nebraska–Lincoln