Beef conference at Monett is March 5

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The 44th annual Monett Beef Cattlemen's Conference begins at 4 p.m. on March 5 at the Monett National Guard Armory on Chapel Drive on the east side of Monett.

Pre-registration is not required. There is a $5 per person charge, payable at the door.

Topics and speakers at the conference include: "Estate Planning" by Christopher Dumm, of Joplin; "Farm Lease Options and Beef Market Outlook," by Ron Plain, an economist with University of Missouri Extension; "Missouri Cattlemen's Association Update" by Chuck Massengill, president of the Missouri Cattlemen's Association; "Quality Beef by the Numbers" by Mike Kasten, program director at the University of Missouri; and "Bringing Prepared Food Convenience to the Fresh Meat Case" by Tim Straus, Turover Straus Group, Inc., of Springfield.

Supper will be prepared and served by the Southwest Missouri Cattlemen's Association. The featured item is chili from 25 cattlemen's kitchens.

The conference is a cooperative effort of the Monett Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Missouri Cattlemen's Association, University of Missouri Extension and the trade show exhibitors.

For details, contact the Lawrence County Extension Center in Mt. Vernon at 417-466-3102.

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