Make Plans to Attend the Three-State Beef Conference

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Dec. 17, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. — Area beef producers should make plans to attend the first annual Three-State Beef Conference Jan. 14, 15 and 16, 2014 with locations in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. 

Topics and speakers for the conference include:  "Cover Crops for Grazing," Rob Kallenbach, forage specialist, University of Missouri Extension; "Drylotting and Cow Management," Rick Rasby, extension beef specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and "Pasture Rental: Balancing Economics and Relationships", Tim Lemmons, UNL Extension educator.

On Jan. 16 there will be two different sessions held in Nebraska. The first session will be at the UNL Ag Research and Development Center in Ithaca, Neb.

Registration for the Ithaca location will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the meeting will start at 11 a.m.

Later that day, an evening session will be at the Gage County UNL Extension Center in Beatrice, Neb. with registration at 5:30 p.m. and the program to follow at 6 p.m.

Pre-registration should be made by Jan. 10, which helps with meal plans and also helps keep costs down. Registration is $20 per person and includes a meal and copy of the conference proceedings.

The Three-State Beef Conference (formerly the Four-State Beef Conference) is designed to give beef cattle producers and others in the beef industry in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska a regular update on current cow-calf and stocker topics.

The conference provides a forum of specialists from three of the United States' leading beef cattle land grant universities as well as other industry experts.

To register for the ARDC location, call or email Lindsay Chichester at 402-624-8030,

To register at the Beatrice location, call or email Paul Hay at 402-223-1384 or

For more information or for locations in Missouri or Iowa, contact a local university extension office or visit the conference website at

Lindsay Chichester
Assistant Extension Educator
Southeast Research and Extension Center

Sandi Alswager Karstens
IANR News Service

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