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Learn about beef and enjoy a sundae

Daily seminars at New York Farm Show will cover pasture management, EPDs and more.

Chris Torres

February 10, 2022

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cows in holding pens at New York Farm Show
SEE THE BEEF: See different beef breeds in person, and attend some educational programming on EPDs, pasture management and more. Photos by Chris Torres

The New York Beef Producers Association will be making a return to New York Farm Show from Feb. 24-26. Come visit their booth in the Dairy Building.

Presentations will be held every day of the show, with junior beef producers speakers Saturday.

Get the latest beef producer news, pick up an NYBPA directory, be entered into a farm show drawing, renew your application, check out the different beef breed association displays and test your beef knowledge in our interactive displays.

Have a question about beef? Ask a farmer! Hats will also be on sale.

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And back by popular demand are the delicious hot beef sundaes! They will be sold daily from 11 a.m. until sold out. Come early and get yours before they are gone.

Here is the speaker schedule for Feb. 24-25:

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. “The importance of EPDs,” with Jerry Emerich of Select Sires

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Pasture management with Erik Smith, area field crops specialist for the Central New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program  

12:30 to 1 p.m. “How to get the most out of the feeds you grow and purchase,” with John Clark of Feedworks USA

1:15 to 2 p.m. “Meat Suite, what it is and how it can help you,” with Ashley McFarland, livestock specialist with the Central New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program 

Saturday’s presentations will be given by the New York Junior Beef Producer youths.

About the Author(s)

Chris Torres

Editor, American Agriculturist

Chris Torres, editor of American Agriculturist, previously worked at Lancaster Farming, where he started in 2006 as a staff writer and later became regional editor. Torres is a seven-time winner of the Keystone Press Awards, handed out by the Pennsylvania Press Association, and he is a Pennsylvania State University graduate.

Torres says he wants American Agriculturist to be farmers' "go-to product, continuing the legacy and high standard (former American Agriculturist editor) John Vogel has set." Torres succeeds Vogel, who retired after 47 years with Farm Progress and its related publications.

"The news business is a challenging job," Torres says. "It makes you think outside your small box, and you have to formulate what the reader wants to see from the overall product. It's rewarding to see a nice product in the end."

Torres' family is based in Lebanon County, Pa. His wife grew up on a small farm in Berks County, Pa., where they raised corn, soybeans, feeder cattle and more. Torres and his wife are parents to three young boys.

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