KOMA Beef Cattle Conference in Mount Veron Feb. 23

“It is important to provide the latest information on beef cattle production, marketing, economics, nutrition, and forage utilization,” said Patrick Davis MU Extension regional livestock field specialist. Extension services from universities of Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Missouri, and Arkansas are providing a joint conference titled the KOMA Beef Cattle Conference. This year’s Missouri portion of the conference will be held on Feb. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the MU Southwest Research Extension and Education Center, 14548 State Rd H, Mount Vernon, MO 65712.

“This year’s conference will update participants on current issues affecting the beef industry,” Davis said.

“The public on recent research from the four universities in cattle feeding, supplementation, reproduction, and grazing management,” Davis said. These presentations will be given by university agricultural graduate students and professors. In addition, there will be a keynote presentation given by James Mitchell who is an Extension livestock economist with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.

“A catered lunch will be provided by MERCK Animal Health,” Davis said. In addition, snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the day.

To attend the event, register and pay the fee prior to Feb. 8 deadline. Fee for the event is $20 per person. No refunds for cancellations after the registration deadline. Register online at https://extension.missouri.edu/events/koma-beef-cattle-conference. For questions related to registration or the conference contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313, ext. 4, or by email at [email protected].