Three-State Beef Conference

Make Plans to Attend the Three-State Beef Conference Area beef producers should make plans to attend the fifth annual Three-State Beef Conference that will be held on January 15, 16 and 17, 2019 with locations in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. The theme for this year’s conference is “Reducing Cow Feed Costs Using Cropland”. Topics and speakers for the conference are as follows: “Filling in the Gaps – Using Annual Forages to Meet Late Fall and Early Spring Forage Needs”, Dr. Mary Drewnoski, Beef Systems Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; “Opportunities and Management of Corn Residue for Beef Cattle”, Kristen Ulmer, Beef Systems Educator, University of Nebraska Extension; “Silage as the Primary Winter Feed for Cows”, Dr. Eric Bailey, State Extension Beef Nutrition Specialist, University of Missouri.

The first session of the conference will be held in Greenfield, Iowa at the Warren Cultural Center on Tuesday, January 15 with registration at 5:30 p.m. and the program beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Missouri session will be held on Wednesday, January 16 in Savannah at the Andrew County Youth Building. It also begins with registration at 5:30 p.m. and the program following at 6:00 p.m. On January 17, the session will be held in Nebraska at the Otoe County Fair Center in Syracuse. Registration for the Syracuse location will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. The Three-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. The registration fee is $25 per person, and it includes a meal and copy of the conference proceedings. We request that attendees pre-register by Friday, January 11, 2019. Calling or e-mailing with your reservation helps with meal plans and also helps keep costs down. Call Nebraska Extension in Otoe County at 402-269-2301 or email for more details or to register for the Nebraska location.

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 December 31, 2018.