Patrick Wall
Extension Beef Specialist

515-450-7665
patwall@iastate.edu

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The 2017 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference will feature a variety of topics designed to help producers of all ages and production goals, and has launched a new website to make information and details of the conference agenda available to a broader audience. The event is Jan. 28 in Ottumwa.

The Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference has provided timely, accurate and important information to the state’s beef cattle industry for more than 40 years. This year’s conference, set for Jan. 28, 2017, at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, will continue that successful tradition.

The annual Van Buren County Pasture Walk will be Sept. 7, hosted by Jason and Paul Wells in Milton. The focus for the ISU Extension and Outreach pasture walk will be on using cover crops as a forage source.

A new beginning farmer program in south central Iowa will help young farmers understand how to assess, manage and modify their financial situations to best fit their needs. The initial session is set for Aug. 4 beginning at the ISU Extension and Outreach Marion County Office at 5:30 p.m.

A culmination of five years of extensive research through the USDA’s National Program for the Genetic Improvement of Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle will be on display June 11 at the Iowa State University Beef Nutrition Farm.

Livestock producers will receive information from ISU Extension and Outreach on adding cover crops to annual livestock forage plans during an April 14 meeting in Mount Pleasant.

The 2016 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference is set for Jan. 30 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa.

The final session in a three-part series for young and beginning graziers in southern Iowa is set for Dec. 14. The event will focus on winter feeding and grazing.

The Van Buren County Pasture Walk will be Wednesday, Sept. 16 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Van Buren County Fairgrounds in Keosauqua. The event will focuson baleage.

The second session in a new three-part series for young and beginning graziers in southern Iowa is set for Aug. 6. The event will feature a pasture walk and discussion format on a local farm.