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David Burton
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Springfield, MO 65807

January 19, 2018

Using Drones and Stretching Hay Supplies are Topics for the
Taney County Livestock and Forage Conference Feb. 8

FORSYTH, Mo. — The annual Taney County Livestock and Forage Conference begins at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Forsyth High School Cafeteria in Forsyth.

This popular University of Missouri Extension program is attended by livestock producers in order to learn the latest information to manage their farms better and improve farm income.

A beef pot roast supper is planned thanks to local sponsors: Branson Bank, First Community Bank of the Ozarks and Southern Bank.

To reserve a meal, pre-registration is requested by calling the Taney County Extension Center at 417-546-4431 by Feb. 5. There is a small fee to attend the conference to cover program expenses.

"This long-running conference continues to equip livestock producers to better manage their operations and provide quality beef products for consumers," said Will Knuckles, University of Missouri Extension agronomy assistant based in Forsyth. "The program will focus on a variety of topics useful for all livestock producers."

The program will focus discussion on timely management concerns for cattlemen and take a peak at future technology for the farm.

Dr. Eric Bailey, the new state extension beef nutrition specialist from the University of Missouri, will discuss beef cattle nutrition needs and how to stretch your hay supply this winter.

Bob Schultheis, regional extension natural resources engineering specialist, will discuss upcoming opportunities for using unmanned aerial systems (drones) for Ozarks agriculture.

Source: Tim Schnakenberg, (417) 357-6812

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