Mid-Missouri Grazing Conference

Schedule and speakers

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

8 a.m. Registration begins and trade show opens

      Early registration fee: $50 per individual, $85 per couple or $25 per student
      Registration at the door: $85 per individual, $120 per couple or $35 per student

9 – 9:50 a.m. Breakout session 1

       1A) Mark Kennedy – Grazing Basics, Fence and Water Systems

       1B) Dr. Pamela Fry – Neonatal Care

       1C) Dr. Pat Keyser – Establishing Native Grasses

       1D) Rich Hoormann – Grazing Cover Crops

9:50 – 10:10 a.m. Break and vendors

10:10 – 11 a.m. — Breakout session 2

        2A) Dr. Verne Pierce – Estate Planning

        2B) Chris Boeckmann – Grass Fed Beef

        2C) Dr. Charlotte Clifford-Rathert – Brush Control with Small Ruminants

        2D) Melinda Barch and Drew Parmley – Cost-Share Opportunities

11 – 11:20 a.m. – Break and vendors

11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. – Breakout session 3

        3A) Mark Kennedy – Grazing Basics Question and Answer

        3B) Kent Shannon – Agriculture / Livestock Apps

        3C) Dr. Pat Keyser – Managing Native Grasses

        3D) Rich Hoormann – Grazing Cover Crops

12:10 – 12:30 p.m. – Break and vendors

12:30 p.m. – Lunch

1 – 2 p.m. – Keynote speaker 

     Teddy Gentry – “My Experiences in the Beef Cattle Industry: Grazing Systems, Breeding Systems, and Composite Breed Development”

2 – 3 p.m. – Keynote speaker

    Producer Panel – “Selection and Management of Beef Replacement Females in Forage-Based Systems”

3:15 p.m.  Wrap-up and conference ends