Tenth Annual Mid-Missouri Grazing Conference
Thurs., Feb. 28, 2013
Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, Missouri
This year’s program features eight breakout sessions with four sessions being repeated. The trade show will feature vendors whose products have revolutionized grazing management. Our afternoon Keynote Session features a country music legend plus a producer panel of three Central Missouri livestock operators.
Teddy Gentry of the legendary country music band Alabama and owner of Bent Tree Farms
“My Experiences in the Beef Cattle Industry: Grazing Systems, Breeding Systems and Composite Breed Development”
Bent Tree Farms, located near Fort Payne, AL is home to the South Poll composite breed of cattle developed from Red Angus, Hereford, Senepol and Barzona genetics. These cattle are bred for the high heat and humidity of the Southeastern United States. Fertility, longevity, and carcass quality are characteristics that are being emphasized in these cattle. Teddy Gentry will share his insights into breeding cattle to fit the environmental conditions of the Southeastern U.S. along with how grazing management has benefitted his beef cattle operation.
Further reading: www.BentTreeFarms.org and www.SouthPoll.com.
“Due to an unforeseen medical issue, Teddy Gentry has been forced to cancel his appearance at this year’s grazing conference. Because of these circumstances, if you would like a refund of this year’s registration fee, contact us by Monday, February 25, 2013. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”
Central Missouri Producer Panel
“How We Managed Our Grazing Systems During the 2012 Drought and What We Will Change for 2013”
Producers Harry Cope, Matt Boatright and Doug Peterson will share their grazing experiences during the 2012 drought and discuss lessons learned for use in future years.
Trade show exhibit booth spaces are still available for vendors. Booth registration fee is $100 and the deadline is February 22.
All the details are in the Vendor registration form (PDF)
The Mid-Missouri Grazing Conference is a collaborative effort of the following organizations: