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David Burton
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Springfield, MO 65807

February 10, 2017

Taney County Livestock and Forage Conference is Feb. 21

FORSYTH, Mo. — The annual Taney County Livestock and Forage Conference begins at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Forsyth High School Cafeteria in Forsyth. This popular University of Missouri Extension program is attended by producers wanting to learn the latest on how to manage their farms and improve farm income.

A beef pot roast supper will be available thanks to local sponsors: Branson Bank, First Community Bank of the Ozarks and Southern Bank. To reserve a meal, pre-registration is needed before Feb. 16 by calling the Taney County Extension Center at 417-546-4431. There is a small fee to attend the conference to cover program expenses.

The program will focus discussion on timely management concerns for cattlemen.

Dr. Scott Poock, state extension veterinarian from the University of Missouri, will discuss how to assist the cow and calf during calving time.

Randy Wiedmeier, regional livestock specialist, will provide tips for successful calf weaning.

Will Knuckles will lead a discussion on the good, the bad and ugly of Johnsongrass on area farms.

"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."

MU Extension programs focus on the high-priority needs of Missourians to improve lives, communities and economies by providing relevant, responsive and reliable educational solutions. Each county extension center, with oversight by locally elected and appointed citizens, is your local link to practical education on almost anything. More information on this topic is available online at

Source: Tim Schnakenberg, (417) 357-6812

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