Agenda

Monday, February 26, 2018

SESSION A (1:00 PM – 2:45 PM)
ROOM
SPEAKER
SESSION B (3:15 PM – 5:00 PM)
ROOM
SPEAKER
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender
8:00 PM ADJOURN
“GRATITUDE”
Foraging for Soil Health
5:00-6:30 PM – SOCIAL & VISIT TRADE SHOW — CONVENTION CENTER – NEBRASKA ROOM
Keynote Address
Welcome — Emcee — Mark Green, Spring Forage Conference Vice-Chair/MFGC Board Member
6:30 – 8:00 PM – DINNER BANQUET — CONVENTION CENTER – Arizona/Georgia Rooms
34th ANNUAL SW MISSOURI SPRING FORAGE CONFERENCE/ 16th ANNUAL HEART OF AMERICA GRAZING CONFERENCE
Monday, February 26, 2018
AGENDA & ROOM ASSIGNMENTS
12:00-6:00 PM REGISTRATION & VISIT TRADE SHOW — CONVENTION CENTER – NEBRASKA ROOM
(SEE MAP ON BACK)
Convention CenterArizona/Georgia
Dr. Alex Miller,Producer, East Tennessee
Convention CenterArizona/Georgia
Dr. Alan Franzluebbers, Research Ecologist, USDA–ARS, North Carolina State Univ.
Dr. Garry Lacefield Professor Emeritus, University of Kentucky
Principles of Soil Health in Grassland
Diverse Native Grasslands: Soil Health in Heart of America
Where’s the Profit in Soil Health? A Producer’s Prospective
Grassland Soil Health Workshop 1:00 — 5:00 PM
Moderator – Mark Kennedy, MFGC/GLCI Grassland Specialist, Reeds Spring, MO
Doug Peterson, NRCS Regional Soil Health Specialist, Missouri/Iowa
Convention CenterArizona/Georgia
Convention CenterArizona/Georgia
2:45-3:15 PM – BREAK & VISIT TRADE SHOW — CONVENTION CENTER – NEBRASKA ROOM
Amy Hamilton & Elizabeth Steele,Producers, Hamilton Native Outpost, Elk Creek, MO

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

SESSION A (8:45 AM – 9:30 AM)

A1) Adapting to Forage Growth Curve
REPEATED AT 2:45 PM
A2) Top Dollar for Your Calves, Value Added Opportunities
REPEATED AT 2:45 PM
SESSION B (10:15 AM – 11:00 AM)
B1) Understanding Forage Quality/RFQ
REPEATED AT 2:45 PM
SESSION C (1:45 PM – 2:30 PM)
SESSION D (2:45 PM – 3:30 PM)

Dr. Will McClain, Assistant Professor, MSU Darr College of Agriculture, Springfield, MO
Tim Schnakenberg, MU Ext Agronomist, Galena, MO
Dr. Michael Burton, MSU Darr College of Agriculture Terry Halleran, MU Extension Agronomist, Hermitage, MO Dr. Will McClain, MSU Darr College of Agriculture
Dr. Twain Butler, Professor/Research Agronomist, Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, OK
COLORADO
KANSAS
OKLAHOMA
9:30-10:15 AM – BREAK & VISIT TRADE SHOW — CONVENTION CENTER/NEBRASKA ROOM
Dr. Gant Mourer, Mourer Family Farm, Morrison, OK
ILLINOIS
OKLAHOMA
KANSAS
Dave Pratt, Ranch Management Consultants,Ranching For Profits Schools, Fairfield, CA
Dr. Garry Lacefield, Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Kentucky
COLORADO
Dr. Jason Salchow, Producer/VeterinarianBillings, MO
KANSAS
Dr. Will McClain, Assistant Professor, MSU Darr College of Agriculture, Springfield, MO
1:15-1:45 PM – BREAK & VISIT TRADE SHOW — CONVENTION CENTER/NEBRASKA ROOM
Dave Pratt, Ranch Management Consultants,Ranching For Profits Schools, Fairfield, CA
Dr. Eric Bailey, State Ext Beef Nutritionist, Univ. of MO, Columbia, MO
COLORADO
ILLINOIS
OKLAHOMA
OKLAHOMA
KANSAS
D2) Adapting to Forage Growth Curve
2:30 – 2:45 pm – BREAK
Jared Decker, Assistant Professor, Animal Science Research, Univ. of MO, Columbia, MO
Dave Pratt, Ranch Management Consultants,Ranching For Profits Schools, Fairfield, CA
Dr. James Rogers, Associate Professor, Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, OK
C4) The 3 Secrets for Increasing Profit
34th ANNUAL SW MISSOURI SPRING FORAGE CONFERENCE/ 16th ANNUAL HEART OF AMERICA GRAZING CONFERENCE
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
AGENDA & ROOM ASSIGNMENTS
8:00-8:45 AM REGISTRATION & VISIT TRADE SHOW — CONVENTION CENTER/NEBRASKA ROOM
(SEE MAP ON BACK)
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender
Dr. Garry Lacefield, Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Kentucky
ILLINOIS
COLORADO
3:30 pm ADJOURN
Dr. Gant Mourer, Mourer Family Farm, Morrison, OK
D3) Understanding Forage Quality/RFQ
D4) Top Dollar for Your Calves, Value Added Opportunities
D1) Selecting Breeding Cattle for Our Environment
A3) ) Finding Hard Work & Harmony in Family Relationships on the Farm
A4) Chemical Weed Control in Pastures
C1) Mineral Supplements in Pastures
C2) Incorporating Sheep and Goats Into a Cattle Operation
C3) Bermudagrass – Benefits in a Grazing System.
“Do You Own Your Job or A Business? Are You Working for a Lunatic?”
ILLINOIS
B4) Non-Chemical Weed Management, Strategic Grazing and Other Options
B3) Grazing Alfalfa
B2) Conditioning Cows for Pregnancy
11:00-11:30 AM – BREAK & VISIT TRADE SHOW — CONVENTION CENTER/NEBRASKA ROOM
Greg Christiansen, Farmer/Rancher, Parker, Kansas
Keynote Address
Welcome — Emcee — Joann Pipkin, Show Me Agri-Comm
11:30 AM – LUNCHEON — CONVENTION CENTER