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Members of the New York Junior Beef Producers share their experiences with visitors at the New York Farm Show Farm Progress
JUNIOR BEEF PRIDE: On Saturday of the show, members of the New York Junior Beef Producers will be presenting about their experiences going to the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.

Grab some beef knowledge at New York Farm Show

Register by Feb. 20 for the Feb. 29 Beef Quality Assurance Transportation seminar.

You’re likely to visit New York Farm Show to see the latest and greatest equipment, but the Beef Area in the Toyota Building is one part of the show you don’t want to miss.

Try your beef knowledge on the large interactive display and check out the two new educational displays. And don’t forget to enjoy a delicious hot beef sundae served up daily by the New York Beef Producers and Junior Beef Producers. They will be available daily from 10:45 a.m. until sold out.

Daily presentations on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 will cover the following topics:

  • 10:30 a.m. “VCPR: The Connection Between Producer and Veterinarian,” by Dr. Shannon Carpenter.
  • 11:15 a.m. “An Introduction to BQAT and Why Anyone Hauling Cattle Should Be Certified,” by Mike Baker, Cornell beef specialist.
  • Noon. “Checklist for Marketing Your Calves,” by Phil Trowbridge of Trowbridge Angus.
  • 12:45 p.m. “Alternative Proteins in the Marketplace,” by Jean O’Toole of the New York Beef Council.
  • 1:30 p.m. “Beef Knowledge Covering All Areas: How Much Do You Really Know?” by NYBPA members.

A Beef Quality Assurance Transportation seminar will be held Feb. 29 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You must register for the training by Feb. 20 by contacting Barbara Jones, Cornell Extension event coordinator, at 607-255-7712 or For more information on the training, contact Mike Baker, beef specialist, at 607-255-5923 or

Farm ProgressA vendor holds up a hot beef sundae at the New York Farm Show

GET ’EM WHILE THEY LAST: The hot beef sundaes are always popular. They will be dished up every day of the show starting at 10:45 a.m. until sold out.

Feb. 29 presentations by New York Junior Beef Producer Association members start at 11 a.m. The first presentation will be the New York Skillathon Team sharing their experiences going to the national contest in Louisville, Ky., this past November.

The New York Farm Show runs Feb. 27-29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The show is co-presented by American Agriculturist and the Northeast Equipment Dealers Association.

You can online to find more information about the show.

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