Denise Schwab
Extension Beef Specialist

319-472-4739
dschwab@iastate.edu

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The upcoming Driftless Region Beef Conference will spotlight several big picture issues facing the beef industry, and organizers say they worked to bring great speakers to address these issues at the Jan. 26-27 event in Dubuque.

 

With nearly 2.5 million cattle in four Midwest states, university extension services in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin are teaming together to offer the Driftless Region Beef Conference. The fifth annual event will be held Jan. 26-27, 2017, at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

Beef producers who want to learn more about improving animal movement and performance through reduced stress on livestock are invited to attend one of three workshops in eastern Iowa Sept. 19-20.

Managing timbered pastures is a challenge as landowners and tenants must balance forage production and lumber production. Attend a July 12 field day near Fayette to see how one landowner and tenant are working together to make the best of both opportunities.
 

ISU Extension and Outreach is expanding the Grassroots Grazing program for young and beginning graziers into east central Iowa this year.

The Driftless Region Beef Conference Feb. 4-5, 2016 is an educational event offering benefits to beef producers in four states.

Livestock producers looking to enhance their grazing management skills should plan to attend one of four September workshops held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Recognizing the impact rain can have on hay is important this summer with the frequent rains that challenge hay producers wanting to mow, bale and store hay.

Livestock producers wanting to maximize on their grazing practices should attend Greenhorn Grazing workshops in northeast Iowa.

Iowa beef producers can virtually attend roundtable discussions to learn more about feeding dairy beef. The program is a joint effort of Iowa and Nebraska extension services.