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33rd ANNUAL SW MISSOURI SPRING FORAGE CONFERENCE
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
AGENDA & ROOM ASSIGNMENTS

8:00-8:45 am REGISTRATION & VISIT TRADE SHOW — CONVENTION CENTER/NEBRASKA ROOM

SESSION A (8:45 AM – 9:30 AM)

(A1) Advanced Grazing 201: Building the Optimum Forage System and Mix
Dr. John Jennings, Univ. of Arkansas Extension Forage Specialist, Little Rock, Arkansas
COLORADO           REPEATED AT 2:45 PM

(A2) Electric Fencing Tips, 35 years of Stealing Ideas
Mark Green, NRCS Lead Resource ConservationistSpringfield, Missouri
ILLINOIS       REPEATED AT 2:45 PM

(A3) Holistic Grazing Management
Ben Bartlett, Producer, Holistic Management, Traunik, Michigan
OKLAHOMA

(A4) Multi-Species Grazing
Greg Brann, NRCS Grazing & Soil Health Specialist, Nashville, Tennessee
KANSAS

9:30-10:15 am – BREAK & VISIT TRADE SHOW — CONVENTION CENTER/NEBRASKA ROOM

SESSION B (10:15 AM – 11:00 AM)

(B1) Changing Plant Community by Changing Management
Mark Brownlee, ProducerLowry City, Missouri
COLORADO

(B2) Weed Management Considerations for Pastures in Missouri
Zach Trower, MU Graduate Research Assistant, Weed SciencesColumbia, Missouri
ILLINOIS

(B3) Research Update: Novel Endophyte Tall Fescue
Dr. Craig Roberts, MU Extension State Forage SpecialistColumbia, Missouri
OKLAHOMA        REPEATED AT 2:45 PM

(B4) Calculating Cost of Production
Wesley Tucker, MU Extension Ag Business SpecialistBolivar, Missouri
KANSAS      REPEATED AT 2:45 PM

11:00-11:30 am – BREAK & VISIT TRADE SHOW — CONVENTION CENTER/NEBRASKA ROOM
11:30 AM – LUNCHEON — CONVENTION CENTER

Welcome — Dr. Rob Kallenbach, Assistant Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Keynote Address
The Facts of Adaptive Grazing and Relationship to Soil Health

Dr. Allen Williams
Chief Ranching Officer,  Joyce Farms, Starkville, Mississippi

1:15 – 1:45 pm — BREAK & VISIT TRADE SHOW — CONVENTION CENTER/NEBRASKA ROOM

SESSION C (1:45 PM – 2:30 PM)

(C1) Grass-fed Beef: Past, Present and Future
Dr. Allen WilliamsChief Ranching Office, Joyce FarmsStarkville, Mississippi
COLORADO

(C2) Livestock Watering Systems
Jamie Kurtz, NRCS Resource ConservationistWest Plains, Missouri
ILLINOIS

(C3) Nitrogen Sources for Pasture
Peter Scharf, MU Extension State Fertility SpecialistColumbia, Missouri
OKLAHOMA

(C4) Round Bale Silage Compared to Dry Hay Harvest
Gene Kinslow, Livestock Producer, Windmill Cattle Co,Fordland, Missouri
Jason Wacha, Forage Producer, Wacha Farms LLC, Ozark, Missouri
KANSAS

2:30 – 2:45 pm – BREAK

SESSION D (2:45 PM – 3:30 PM)

(D1) Advanced Grazing 201: Building the Optimum Forage System and Mix
Dr. John Jennings, Univ. of Arkansas Extension Forage Specialist, Little Rock, Arkansas
COLORADO

(D2) Electric Fencing Tips, 35 years of Stealing Ideas
Mark Green, NRCS Lead Resource ConservationistSpringfield, Missouri
ILLINOIS

(D3) Research Update: Novel Endophyte Tall Fescue
Dr. Craig Roberts, MU Extension State Forage SpecialistColumbia, Missouri
OKLAHOMA

(D4) Calculating Cost of Production
Wesley Tucker, MU Extension Ag Business SpecialistBolivar, Missouri
KANSAS

3:30 pm ADJOURN

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