Universities Present 4-State Beef Conference

US - Kansas State University is teaming up with the University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, and Iowa State University to present the 4-State Beef Conference at locations in each state.
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“The 4-State Beef Conferences are designed to give beef cattle interests in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska a regular update on current cow-calf and stocker topics,” said Joel DeRouchey, livestock specialist with K-State Research and Extension. “The conferences provide a forum of specialists from four of the country’s leading beef cattle land grant universities.”

The topics and speakers planned for each location include:

  • Show-Me Select Multi-year Selection Impact – Dave Patterson, University of Missouri
  • Benefiting from Feeding on Pasture - Dale Blasi, Kansas State University
  • Understanding and Addressing Threats to the Industry – Daren Williams, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
  • Low Input Heifer Development – Rick Funston, University of Nebraska

The conference will take place on 11 and 12 January. The Tuesday (11 January) morning session will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Tecumseh, Neb. at the Community Building, 355 Clay Street. The afternoon session will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Lewis, Iowa, at the Iowa State University Armstrong Research Farm, 53020 Hitchcock Ave.

The Wednesday (12 January) morning session will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Holton, Kan. at the Jackson County Fair Building, 5th and Dakota St. The afternoon session will start at 3:30 p.m. in King City, Mo. at the Eiberger Building, 4552 Highway 169.

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