3 speakers set for Soils and Crops Conference

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Topics to focus on calf values, wheat, farm succession

Three speakers will address livestock, wheat production and planning for the next generation of farm ownership during the 86th annual Barry County Soils and Crops Conference.

The session will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 20 in a new location, at the First Christian Church, located at 905 Old Exeter Road in Cassville.

Dr. Justin Sexten, beef nutrition specialist with the University of Missouri Extension Service, will speak on opportunities to add value to the calf crop.

Dr. Brent Myers, assistant professor of plant sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, will describe the development stages in producing a wheat crop.

Wesley Tucker, Extension specialist in agriculture business, will discuss planning for farm succession.

Those attending will have a meal available from John Sullivan catering. A registration fee of $5 in advance or $7 at the door is requested.

Reservations can be made by calling the Extension office in Cassville at 417-847-3161. Sponsorships are also being accepted.

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