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David Burton
Civic Communications Specialist
2400 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807
417-881-8909
417-881-8058
burtond@missouri.edu

January 19, 2018


Forage and Grazing Conferences Merge for Springfield
Event in February 26-27; Register Online Now


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Planners of the annual Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference and the annual Heart of America Grazing Conference have partnered to present a two-day event Feb. 26-27 at University Plaza Hotel in Springfield.

Monday afternoon features four speakers focused on ways to improve soil health on grasslands. A social, trade show and evening dinner will follow. The dinner speaker will be Kentucky Forage Specialist Garry Lacefield.

Tuesday will offer participants the opportunity to attend several 45-minute breakout sessions focusing on forage and livestock management. The sessions will be offered throughout the day.

Ranching for Profit School Instructor Dave Pratt will speak at the noon luncheon. His topic is "Farming and Ranching is a Business."

The conference will include a trade show during which representatives of agricultural businesses and organizations will be available to discuss their products and services.

This year marks the 34th Annual Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference and the 16th conference of the Heart of America Grazing Conference, which rotates among Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Missouri.

More information and registration details can be found at www.springforageconference.com. Participants may also contact the Laclede County USDA Office at (417) 532-6305, Ext. 101.


Source: Tim Schnakenberg, (417) 357-6812

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