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I-29 Dairy Beef Short Course March 23

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ECONOMIC FOCUS: The dairy beef course will cover return on investment, consumer trends, animal health and performance, and other topics.
Sign up for virtual morning and afternoon sessions led by beef specialists.

Industry professionals and beef producers who are finishing and marketing dairy beef are invited to virtually attend the I-29 Dairy Beef Short Course.

The March 23 webinar will feature two sessions — one from 10 a.m. to noon and another from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants may choose to attend one or both sessions.

The morning session will focus on factors affecting dairy beef performance. Tara Felix, Extension beef specialist at Pennsylvania State University, will present information on the role of nutrition and implants in dairy beef health and animal performance.

Following her is Phil Durst, field-based educator with Michigan State University with over 30 years of experience working with farmers. He will share how dairy beef employees influence animal health and performance.

The afternoon will focus on the future of dairy beef production from a consumer lens and an economic standpoint. Bill Halfman, Extension agricultural agent with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will provide an understanding of economic factors that influence the return on investment to the operation.

Rounding out the day is Lisa Scebbi, director of marketing at JBS USA. She will focus on how future consumer trends may optimize market opportunities for dairy beef.

Registration for the event is $25, payable through the online registration form, and must be done before March 22. The webinar session links will be sent following registration. At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will receive an electronic copy of the proceedings along with access to two recordings of the two sessions.

See more information on the I-29 Moo University website. Direct inquiries may be made to Fred Hall, ISU Extension dairy specialist, at, or Beth Doran, ISU Extension beef specialist, at, or call 712-737-4230 to visit with either of them.

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