The Southwest Missouri MU Extension Beef Cattle Conference is designed to provide the latest information on beef cattle production, marketing, economics, nutrition and forage utilization.  The conference will be held at the Stockton United Methodist Church on January 27, 2015 beginning at 4:00 p. m.

Presenters at the meeting are:

  • Dr. Scott Brown, University of Missouri Assistant Research Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, providing a 2015 Economic Outlook of the Beef Cattle Industry
  • Dr. Jared Decker, University of Missouri Assistant Professor of Beef Genetics Extension and Computational Genomics, discussing beef cattle genetics
  • Sarah Kenyon, Texas County MU Extension Regional Agronomy Specialist will be discussing pasture management to reduce fescue toxicity

We are providing businesses and organizations the opportunity to help support this educational event through the purchase of booth space at the meeting.  This will allow you to reach out to beef cattle producers from across the area and forge beneficial relationships between your business and cattle producers.  The supporter system for the meeting will be a tier system in which the payment of $100 will declare you as a gold supporter, $75 a silver supporter, and $50 a bronze supporter.  With bronze support the participant receives one meal ticket, with silver support 2 meal tickets and with gold support 3 meal tickets.  

The booths will be arranged on the outside of the large meeting room.  You will need to bring your own tables and any extension cords.  The time schedule for the Conference is from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Registration and booth visitation is from 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. as well as 1 hour supper break for booth visitation.  In addition to the booth space you will be announced as a meeting supporter during the meeting and be in the brochure that is passed out to meeting participants.

As space is limited, booths will be reserved on a first-response basis.  To purchase a booth space please make checks payable to the Cedar County MU Extension Center and mail them to 113 S Street, Stockton, MO 65785.  If you have additional questions please feel free to contact me directly; Patrick Davis at 417 – 276 – 3313 or by email at davismp@missouri.edu.