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Plan now to attend driftless region beef conference

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

The Driftless Region Beef Conference will be held on January 31 and February 1, 2013, at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque, Iowa. The conference will focus on efficient and economic beef and forage production. The program will begin at 1:00 pm on January 31 and run till 11:45 on Feb. 1. Some of the key speakers include Dan Shike and Tara Felix from the University of Illinois, Matt Spangler from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Amy Radunz from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls, Dan Loy from Iowa State University, and Darrell Peel from Oklahoma State University.

Thursday’s afternoon program will focus on feed efficiency at all stages of production, with an evening discussion focused on straight versus crossbreeding. Friday morning’s program includes three breakout sessions for feedlot operations and three for cow herds.

Registration for the conference is $80 before Jan. 23, or $100 after Jan. 23. Additional information about the conference is available at The Driftless Region Beef Conference is sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension, Iowa State University Extension, the University of Minnesota Extension and University of Wisconsin Extension. For more information, contact Denise Schwab at 319-721-9624.

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