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Driftless Region Beef Conference Slated for January
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 11/12/2019

With nearly 2.5 million cattle in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota, the university extension services in those states are teaming up to offer the Driftless Region Beef Conference. The sixth annual event will be held January 30-31 at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

The Driftless Region in these states contains rolling hills, streams and karst soil topography. Since soil and water conservation is best accomplished when much of this land is seeded for forage and livestock consumes those forages, the conference will focus on efficient and economic forage and beef production.

The conference kicks-off with a program concentrating on sustainable beef production at the national and local levels. Two nationally-known keynote speakers will kick off the conference, including Sara Place, director of sustainability for Elanco, who will discuss sustainable beef production and the role of cattle in protecting the environment; and Lacey Alexander from Cargill, talking about the role of animal welfare and handling in the beef industry and how Beef Quality Assurance fits that role.

The early registration fee is $85 per person and must be received by January 17. More information on topics, speakers and lodging is available at www.aep.iastate.edu/beef.

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