2022 Pearls of Production - Women in Agriculture Annual Workshop

  • Face to Face


Pearls of Production is an annual 2-day conference for women livestock producers focusing on hands-on learning by women instructors.

Day 1 will begin at 1pm and include a tour of Brinker Farm's farrow to finish swine operation, presentation on direct marketing beef, and dinner. The night will end with socializing and optional Booze & Bingo games! Those that want to play bingo will need to bring cash or a check ($20 for 30 plays). 

Day 2 focuses on hands-on activities. Attendees will rotate through breakout sessions throughout the day on the University of Missouri Campus. Ladies should wear closed toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We will start at 8am and conclude around 3pm. The breakout sessions include: 

Understanding the Meat Product on Your Plate:

This breakout will cover meat end product production and economics, a blind taste panel of meat products using different management methods, and understanding production practices, packaging and addressing customer complaints.

This session will be held at the University of Missouri Meats Lab on campus.

Calving and Calf Care:

This breakout will focus on different calving demonstrations which may require intervention. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice proper calving chain placement and pulling methods using real calves. Ladies will also learn about and be able to practice proper esophageal tubing of calves. There will also be discussion about calving equipment to have on hand and differences in types of colostrum.


This breakout will focus on an introduction to MIG (wire) welding, necessary equipment, and safe welding practices.  Attendees will get to work on welding a take home project during this session. Participants of the welding session must have heat resistant attire that can get dirty.  Long-sleeve shirts, blue jeans, and closed-toe shoes will be required. Hair must be pulled up or back to participate. 

Cost: $99

Contact: Elizabeth Picking, [email protected], 417-256-2391

Hotel Information:

Baymont by Wyndham in Fulton
2205 Cardinal Drive Fulton, MO 65251
“University of Missouri” room block available until October 4th at $100/night


Day 1 - 11/4/22 (1PM - 8PM)

5517 Old US highway 40
Kingdom City, MO 65262

Day 2 - 11/5/22 (8AM - 3PM)

1406 Rollins St.
Columbia, MO 65201

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