University, Industry Experts Provide Updates at Three-State Beef Conference

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Dec. 18, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — The second annual Three-State Beef Conference is scheduled Jan. 13, 14 and 15, 2015 with locations in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. 

Topics and speakers for the conference include:  "Evaluating Supplementation Strategies," Rick Rasby, extension beef specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; "Rethinking our Forage Systems," Bruce Anderson, extension forage specialist, UNL; and "Financial Impacts of Fertility and Infertility in the Current Cattle Market," Patrick Gunn, extension cow-calf specialist, Iowa State University. 

The first conference session is in Creston, Iowa, at Southwestern Community College on Tuesday, Jan. 13, with registration at 5:30 p.m. and the program at 6. The Missouri session will be Wednesday, Jan. 14, in Albany at the University of Missouri Hundley-Whaley Learning Discovery Center with registration at 5:30 p.m. and program at 6. 

On Jan. 15, there will be two different sessions in Nebraska.  The first session will be at the Gage County UNL Extension Center in Beatrice. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with the program at 11. An evening session will be at the UNL Ag Research and Development Center near Mead, with registration at 5:30 p.m. and program at 6.

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

Registration fee is $25 per person and it includes a meal and copy of the conference proceedings.  Pre-registration is due Jan. 9 to assist with meal planning and material preparation.

If you need accommodations because of a disability, have emergency medical information to share, or need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please inform us by Dec. 31.

For more information or to register, contact Paul Hay (Beatrice location),, 402-223-1384 or Lindsay Chichester (Mead location),, 402-624-8030 or visit on the web at

UNL Extension is in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Paul Hay
UNL Extension Educator

Lindsay Chichester
UNL Extension Educator

Dan Moser
IANR News Service

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