Soils and crops conference is Jan. 29

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

By Lindsay Reed

The 84th annual Barry County Soils and Crops Conference will be held at the Butterfield Community Center from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Registration will begin at 6 p.m., and a free meal will be served at 6:15 p.m.

Speakers will include: Dona Goede, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist, who will share information on timed artificial insemination; and Gregg Bailey, from Community National Bank in Aurora, who will talk about agriculture lending in today's economic climate.

Tim Schnakenberg, Extension agronomy specialist, will serve as moderator of a pasture forage systems panel discussion. The panel will include Charles Fletcher, Francis Washick, Jeff Kaal and Emil Rosewicz.

The long-running educational event is organized by Barry County University of Missouri Extension. It has provided county agricultural producers with research-based farming information since 1929.

The meeting and meal is co-sponsored by the Barry County Extension Council, the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce and area agribusinesses.

For more information on the program, call Tony Rickard at the Barry County Extension office in Cassville, 847-3161.

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