The Mid-South Stocker Conference will be back in Kentucky in 2018 at the Logan County Extension office in Russellville, Kentucky. Mark your calendars to join us on March 7th, 2018 beginning at 8:00 am CT with registration and plan to stay the day with us. The Logan County Extension office will be a great venue for the conference. The facility provides plenty of space for the trade show as well as the educational sessions. The Logan county area had been identified as a desirable location several years ago. It is near the Tennessee border and between the I-65 corridor and the western Kentucky region that is home to several stocker and backgrounding operations.
This year’s theme, “Pursuing Greater Profits”, lays the foundation for this year’s conference. Speakers from South Carolina, Kansas, Tennessee and Kentucky will be providing valuable information to assist the stocker and backgrounding operations in the region to find additional profit margins in their business. Confinement housing considerations, recent findings in mineral supplementation, and alternative forage options topics are slated to kick off the educational sessions. Participants will have time to view the trade-show and visit with vendors in the morning, lunch and early afternoon to learn about products and services available. In the afternoon, topics include accessing international markets, virtual tours of local operations, managing health of feeder cattle and a cattle market outlook will round out the program.
After January 31st, registration will increase to $65. You may register either online or by mailing in the registration form. Additional information on how to register and the complete agenda can be found on the Mid-South Stocker website housed by UT at https://ag.tennessee.edu/midsouthstockerconference You may also contact Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-257-2853 for additional information. We look forward to seeing you in March in Logan county.
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