Thursday, January 16, 2014

45th Monett Beef Conference is Feb. 18

Contact: Eldon Cole, livestock specialist
Headquartered in Lawrence County
Tel: (417) 466-3102

MT. VERNON, Mo. -- Liability insurance for farmers, hay feeding waste, beef cow herd expansion and how to improve the bottom line are all speaker topics planned for the 45th Annual Monett Beef Cattlemen’s Conference that begins at 3:30 p.m., Feb. 18 at the Monett National Guard Armory.

The conference opens with a trade show at 3:30 p.m.  Vendors from a variety of beef and farm related businesses will be set up to explain what they offer to the beef cattle producer.

Featured speakers include Todd Schubert, Farm Bureau Insurance, Monett; Dr. Justin Sexten, University of Missouri Extension beef nutrition specialist, Columbia; Dr. Scott Brown, University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist, Columbia; and Wesley Tucker, University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist, Bolivar.

Prior to the chili supper at 6 p.m., Jim McCann of Miller, president of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, will up-date the audience on activities of the MCA.  Supper will be prepared and served by the Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.  Members donate chili from their own recipes and it’s carefully blended on site by Dr. Charles and Gwen Dake of Miller.

The conference is a cooperative effort of the Monett Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, University of Missouri Extension and trade show exhibitors.  Pre-registration is not necessary but a $5 per person registration will be collected at sign in.

Details on the program may be obtained from the Monett Chamber of Commerce 417-235-7919 or University of Missouri Extension at 417-466-3102.


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