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SWMO Spring Forage Conference Forage Production and Management

When:

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:

Driving Directions to University Plaza Hotel: Traveling South on Highway 13 (Kansas Expressway): Turn left (east) onto Chestnut Expressway. Turn right (south) onto Sherman Parkway. Sherman Parkway turns into John Q. Hammons Parkway. Hotel on corner of John Q. Hammons Parkway and East St. Louis Street. From Highway 65 South from I-44: Exit onto Chestnut Expressway. West on Chestnut Expressway. Turn left (south) onto Sherman Parkway. Sherman Parkway turns into John Q. Hammons Parkway. Hotel on corner of John Q. Hammons Parkway and East St.Louis Street.
Springfield MO

Description:

SWMO Spring Forage Conference “Mineral Supplementation on Pasture” — Dr. Eric Bailey —Dr. Bailey is the State Extension Beef Nutrition Specialist at the University of Missouri. “Non-chemical Weed Management” — Dr. Mike Burton, Terry Halleran and Dr. Will McClain – Dr. Mike Burton will present the combined perspectives of this three-person panel. “Grazing Alfalfa” — Twain Butler — Twain Butler is a Professor and Research Agronomist at the Noble Research Institute. “The 3 Secrets for Increasing Profit” And “Hard Work & Harmony” — Dave Pratt —World renown as a sustainable agricultural speaker, Dave also teaches the Ranching for Profit school to students worldwide. “Understanding Forage Quality – RFQ Defined” — Gary Lacefield — University of Kentucky Professor Emeritus. Gary has authored/coauthored over 300 publications, papers, articles, and books and is highly decorated in his public service for forage/livestock research and extension. “Adapting to the Plant Growth Curve” — Dr. Will McClain — is Assistant Professor at Missouri State University. With more than a dozen years of experience as an Extension Specialist with the University of Missouri, he is widely respected for his knowledge in soil fertility and forage physiology. “Increasing Value of Your Calf Crop” — Dr. Gant Mourer — Joined the beef extension group at Oklahoma State University the fall of 2012. A native of Carrier, Ok, Gant graduated with a BS degree in 2005 and completed his MS in 2012. While completing his MS degree Gant was a herdsman for the Range Cow Research Center, North Range Unit at OSU. “Bermuda – Benefits in a Grazing System” — Dr. James Rogers — Rogers serves as an associate professor and principle investigator in the Research Cornerstone at the Noble Research Institute. “Multi-Species Grazing” — Greg Christianson — “Conditioning Cows for Pregnancy” — Jason Salchow —

Registration:

You are invited to join us for the 34th anniversary Southwest Spring Forage Conference and joint Heart of America Grazing Conference in Springfield, MO. The two-day conference offers topics of interest for any grazing professional with three keynote speakers and breakout sessions offering a wide range of topics. We anticipate another full house, so be sure to mark your calendars to attend. Registration Payments can be made by check (download and print this pdf file, attach check, and mail) or by Pay Pal, or in cash or check the day of conference. Debit and Credit cards cannot be accepted at on-site registration. Cost of registration for Monday, February 26, 2018 can be purchased with our without the evening meal. Registration cost for Tuesday, February 27, 2018 includes lunch. *** A transaction fee of 2.9% + $.30 per registration will be included and collected by Pay Pal for payments made via Pay Pal. Pre-registrations can be made until February 16th, after that date there will be a $10.00 price increase per registration. Heart of America Grazing Conference Monday, February 26, 2018. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Sessions are from 1:00– 9:00 PM with dinner served at 6:00 PM. Afternoon Workshops only – $25 per person; Workshops, Evening program and Dinner meal – $50 per person. Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference Tuesday, February 27, 2018. $35 per person includes breaks and luncheon. $45 if received after 2/16/18.

Registration
deadline:

2/27/2018

Class size:

400

Event full:

No

Cost:

$45.00
Student Registration Registration for Monday, February 26, 2018 – Afternoon Workshops only – $20.00. Workshops, evening program and meal – $45 per person. $55 if received after 2/16/18. Registration for Tuesday, February 27, 2018 $30 per person. $40 if received after 2/16/18. Registration for both Monday and Tuesday (includes meals) $75 per person. $85 if received after 2/16/18.

Facilitator:

William Halleran, halleranw@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Hickory County
phone: 417-745-6767

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