Schedule and Speakers

Mid-Missouri Grazing Conference, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017

Capital Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO

8 a.m. – Registration begins and trade show opens

Early Registration (by Jan. 26)= $50 per individual, $85 per couple or $25 per student
Registration at the door = $85 per individual, $120 per couple or $35 per student
Registration form (PDF)

Printable conference schedule (PDF)

9 – 9:50 a.m. – Breakout Session 1

            1A) Jeremia Markway – Low Cost Sheep Production

            1B) Wesley Tucker – Land and Livestock Leasing Options

            1C) Dr. Brian Shoemake – Vaccination of Ruminants

            1D) Valerie Tate – Comparison of Legumes for Grazing Systems

9:50 – 10:20 – Break and vendors

10:20 – 11:10 a.m. – Breakout Session 2

             2A) Dr. Robert Kincaid – Grazing to Improve Wildlife Habitat

             2B) Brent Carpenter – Farm Business Succession Planning

             2C) Denis Turner – Grass-based Heifer Development

             2D) Matt Boatright – Genetics for Grassland Livestock Production  

11:10 – 11:40 a.m. – Break and vendors

11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Breakout Session 3

            3A) Harry Cope – Grazing Standing Cover Crops to Replace Stored Feed

            3B) Wesley Tucker – Land and Livestock Leasing Options (repeat from session 1)

            3C) Dr. Brian Shoemake – Vaccination of Ruminants (repeat from session 1)

            3D) Valerie Tate – Comparison of Legumes for Grazing Systems (repeat from session 1)

12:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. – Keynote Speaker 1

           Dr. Bob Nusbaum – “Livestock Selection: Wants vs. Needs”

2 – 3 p.m. – Keynote Speaker 2

           Producer Panel: Jeremia Markway, Denis Turner, and Matt Boatright
           “Hardest Lesson Learned, Most Valuable Lesson Learned, and Future Direction”

3:30 Wrap-up and conference ends