Mark your calendars NOW for the 2014 conference in Columbia, MO July 30 thru August 1, 2014. Grassfed beef was once a niche. It's now one of the most exciting stars in beef production and demand for grass fed beef continues to rise as more and more people join this growing movement.
The purpose of this event is to help producers grow in knowledge of the grassfed industry and in finishing cattle specifically. Our desire is to help producers understand the possibilities for finishing cattle correctly on grass to produce the best quality grass fed beef possible. We also desire to create a consistency of beef quality within the industry.
Location: Bradford Research and Extension Center (Columbia, MO)
NRCS and the University of Missouri are hosting a free Soil Health Exposition August 13-14. The exposition will be at MU’s Bradford Research and Extension Center (4968 Rangeline Road), about six miles east of Columbia.
The two-day exposition will feature vendors, tours, demonstrations and presentations by farmers who have successfully incorporated cover crops into their operations.
The exposition will feature an open admission, so participants may attend as few or as many of the sessions as they choose. Events will be occurring from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Topics will include: climate variability; understanding soil data; economics of cover crops; cover cropping and improved infiltration; effects of Glyphosate on soil biology; the latest soil health field equipment; field demonstrations; soils exhibits; and soil pits and properties. Equipment and seed dealers also will be present. A detailed agenda will be available later.