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    Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    West Plains Beef and Forage Conference

    When:  Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Where:  
    1376 Bill Virdon Blvd., West Plains MO map...

    Description:

    Targeted program to teach producers how to improve forage production economic return while protecting the environment. Techniques include management intensive grazing, pasture based dairying, seasonal feeding systems, and fescue toxosis. The program inspires increased economic development and social viability in rural Missouri.

    Guest speakers for the annual West Plains Beef and Forage Conference include Dr. Bryon Wiegand and Donna Brandt.

    Dr. Bryon Wiegand, professor with University of Missouri, will be discussing Navigating the Alternative Protein Marketplace: Laboratory Grown Meat and Meat Analogs. Recent advances in processing technology have led to the possibility of laboratory-produced meat without the direct use of a live, livestock animal.

    Donna Brandt, Research Specialist at MU Soil Health Assessment Center, will discuss Soil Health in Missouri Grasslands. She will define soil health and discuss soil health in differing soils and land uses. She will also discuss the benefits of promoting soil health and the management techniques to promote soil health in grasslands.

    Registration:

    Pre-paid registration is required with a fee of $10/person. Registration includes a dinner and reference materials. Deadline to pre-register is Tuesday, February 26, 2019. To pre-register, or for more information, please contact the Howell County Extension Center at 417-256-2391. Late registration fee is $15/person.

    Cost:

    $10.00
    Late registration fee is $15/person.

    Facilitator:

    Sarah Kenyon, kenyons@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Howell County
    phone: 417-256-2391