To aid livestock farmers who face challenging management decisions, the Iowa Farm Bureau will conduct informational conferences specifically designed to help Iowa farmers manage risk and capture opportunity in livestock today. The information meetings or mini-conferences are titled "Iowa Livestock: Managing Risk, Capturing Opportunities." They'll be held February 26-28, at three locations across the state.
- Wednesday, February 26 at Osceola, Lakeside Hotel Casino, 777 Casino Drive
- Thursday, February 27 at Independence, Heartland Acres Agribition Center, 2600 Swan Lake Blvd.
- Friday, February 28 at Cherokee, Western Iowa Tech Community College, 200 Victory Drive
Doors will open at 9 a.m. and the conference begins at 10 a.m. in each location. Lunch is included and the conference will adjourn at 3 p.m. Pre-registration is free for Farm Bureau members, $10 for non-members and $20 for all at the door. Pre-registration is open through February 25; however early registration is encouraged to help with meal planning.
Sessions will be presented covering issues for both cattle and pork
General session information will examine livestock market situations and outlook, meat export update, and an environmental compliance presentation. Afternoon breakout sessions include livestock marketing arrangements, and production and animal health seminars for both cattle and pork.
"The risks and opportunities for Iowa livestock are many. We will have experts to provide information on everything from the new DNR/EPA work-plan, to market outlook to the latest animal health advice," says Ed Kordick, IFBF commodity services manager. "The agenda is packed with information deliberately chosen for Iowa's livestock farmers today."
To pre-register for the event or to view an agenda with speaker and topic details, visit the Iowa Farm Bureau website, click on the webinar banner and click the link for the location you will attend. For more information contact Kordick at [email protected].