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David Burton
Civic Communications Specialist
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Springfield, MO 65807

January 12, 2018

Jan. 27 Ag Conference in Marshfield to Address A.I., Small
Farms, Livestock Nutrition, Spray Drift, and Cow Deaths

MARSHFIELD, Mo. — The public is invited to attend the 94th Annual Webster County Diversified Agriculture Conference, starting at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, at Faith Southern Baptist Church, 1002 S. Marshall St. (Highway A), south of the MU Extension Center, in Marshfield.

"The educational nature of this conference is adapted each year to respond to the diverse issues of interest and concern to area farmers and ranchers, rural landowners, and many others," said Bob Schultheis, natural resource engineering specialist, University of Missouri Extension. "With farm income down, this conference offers research-based solutions to address common production and profitability issues on southwest Missouri area farms."


Topics to be discussed at this year's event will cover a broad range of interests.

"New Technologies in Artificial Insemination for Profitable Beef," will be presented by Ted Probert, MU Extension livestock/dairy specialist from Mountain Grove.

"Picking a Small Farm Moneymaker," will be presented by Patrick Byers, MU Extension horticulture specialist headquartered in Webster County.

"Feeding Animals for Profit," will be presented by Reagan Bluel, MU Extension dairy specialist from Cassville.

"Minimizing Pesticide Spray Drift," will be presented by Tim Schnakenberg, MU Extension agronomy specialist headquartered in Galena.

"What Killed MY Cow?" will be presented by Tim Evans, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Missouri, Columbia.


Thanks to the generous donations of supporting sponsors, the conference pre-registration fee (before Jan. 23) is just $15 per adult, $10 per student, and under age 12 free, which includes lunch and breaks. Registration after Jan. 23 is $20 per person. Pre-registration is advised so enough food can be prepared.

Participants are also invited to bring non-perishable food items and/or a cash contribution to be donated to the Webster County Food Pantry.

To register, or to make special accommodations because of a disability, contact the Webster County Extension Center at 417-859-2044, by email at, or mail the pre-registration form available online at

Source: Bob Schultheis, (417) 859-2044

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