Chris Clark
ISU Extension and Outreach Beef Program Specialist

712-250-0070
caclark@iastate.edu

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Iowa veterinarians, livestock producers and feed industry personnel have 11 Iowa locations to attend educational programming about the Veterinary Feed Directive.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Center are preparing for the ISU Feedlot School 2016 to be held at the Armstrong Research Farm near Lewis, beginning July 12.

Heifer Development 3 program in Atlantic has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 8.

Beginning and young Iowa beef producers can get unique networking and educational opportunities from a two-day bus trip to Nebraska planned for early September.

The 3-State Beef conference Jan. 14 will cover topics selected by beef producers, including information for cow-calf, stocker and feedlot operations.

A new USDA rule requiring official identification for all interstate commerce went into effect March 11, 2013. It requires official identification and an official certificate of veterinary inspection for nearly all livestock crossing state lines for exhibitions, rodeos, shows and similar events.

Although Iowa cattle typically can tolerate winter conditions surprisingly well, colder temperatures can mean higher nutrition needs for cow herds, says Iowa State University Extension beef specialist.

The 4-State Beef Conference will be held Tuesday, Jan. 29, at six locations, including two in Iowa — the Armstrong Research Farm near Lewis or Southwest Iowa Community College in Creston.

Chris Clark, the new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist in southwest Iowa, said his background and experience will help him build a program that’s beneficial to all facets of the beef industry.