Conference has beef production information for Driftless Region producers

Education is a gift that beef producers can put to use every day. The Driftless Region Beef Conference February 4-5 is an educational event offering benefits to beef producers in four states.
The conference will be held at the Grand River Conference Center in Dubuque, a central location for driftless region producers and sponsors - Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Illinois Extension, University of Minnesota Extension, and University of Wisconsin Extension.
Efficient and economic beef and forage production in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin is the conference focus. It kicks off with the topic of animal health and handling at 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The evening discussion will explore innovative practices being used by beef producers.
Six breakout sessions for feedlot operations and cow-calf producers fill the Friday morning agenda, with closing at 11:45 a.m. For a complete agenda go to .
Key speakers include Jan Shearer, Patrick Gunn and Erika Lundy, Iowa State University; Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University; Allison Meyer, University of Missouri; Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University; David Kammel, Dan Undersander, Dan Schaefer and Bill Halfman, University of Wisconsin; Nicole Rambo, University of Minnesota; and Jim Lowe, University of Illinois.
Conference registration:  Registration links for online and mail forms are available on the conference website Early registration must be received before midnight, January 22. The cost increases after that date.
For more information or to receive a brochure, contact Denise Schwab, beef specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, (319) 721-9624.