The 31st annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Agriculture Conference Center at the Jackson County Extension Office.
Located at 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, Fla., registration and the trade show open at 7:30 AM central time. The program starts at 8:15 AM and concludes with a steak lunch. There is a $5 per person registration fee payable at the door.
The focus of the conference this year will be “Profitable Ranching in a Declining Market.” The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Larry Corah. Dr. Corah has served the beef industry in several roles: Vice President of Certified Angus Beef Program, Director of Production Systems for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and as a beef Extension specialist for 25 years at Kansas State University.
Dr. Corah and the other speakers will be sharing ideas to guide ranchers on ways to improve income and the efficiency of a beef operation even in a declining cattle market. Presentation topics will include: cattle market outlook, enhancing calf-crop value, forage quality, winter supplementation, and improving herd performance.
The trade show will have businesses and agencies that offer goods and services to cattle producers in the region. Time will be provided to visit with the company representatives to learn about products and services offered for beef cattle operations.
For more information or to exhibit in the trade show, contact Doug Mayo, at 850-482-9620, or [email protected]