Monday, September 16, 2013

Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture Conference

Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture is a new program designed to provide a leadership and hands-on training opportunity for women in­volved in livestock production in Missouri. The program is designed to reach women who are playing larger roles and making key decisions in livestock production on the farm.

The event will take place November 8–9, 2013 at MU Bradford Research Farm just east of Columbia, MO.

November 8, 2013

Pearls of Production Topics
  • Connection between Food and Human Health
  • Genomics in Today’s World
  • Consumer’s Demands on Meat Products
  • Political Advocacy Impacts on Animal Agriculture in Missouri
  • Standing Up for Agriculture
  • Animal Agriculture: A Federal and State Perspective
  • Being Active in Your Community and Associations
  • Livestock Production General Topics
  • Technologies to Make Your Life Easier
  • Marketing, Leasing and Banking 101
  • Business of Animal Health Products

November 9, 2013

Hands-on Demonstrations where participants will select one half-day demonstration.

  •                   Reproduction Techniques
  •                   Farrowing Management
  •                   Crate side Necropsy

Small Ruminants
  •                   Herd Health and Quality Assurance
  •                   Parasite Management
  •                   Hoof Trimming
  •                   Kidding and Lambing

  •                   Beef Quality Assurance Certification
  •                   Beef Cattle Reproduction

  •                   Basic Forage ID and Physiology
  •                   Forage Production and Fertility
  •                   Pasture Monitoring
  •                   Cover Crop Plants
Conference Fees (includes meals and refreshments)

$75 Early registration (Must be postmarked by October 8, 2013)

$100 Regular registration (beginning October 9, 2013)

For further information click here.

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