BRYAN -- "The New Normal," is the theme for the 2012 Ohio Beef Cattle School series beginning on Jan. 26, and continuing on Feb. 9 and 16, and March 1. Each session will be a broadcast "live" beginning at 7 p.m. at the Williams County Extension Agricultural Services meeting room in Bryan.
The programs focus on optimizing efficient beef production in a rapidly changing business and consumer environment. Specific topics and speakers include these industry respected individuals from across the Midwest. The agenda is:
-- Jan. 26: speaker - Kevin Dhuyvetter, extension specialist/farm management, Kansas State University with the topics of "Economic Considerations in Beef Cattle Production."
--Feb. 9: speakers - Dave O'Diam, Certified Angus Beef; Don Knore, Pineland Farms Natural Beef; and Logan Edenfield, United Producers on the topic of "Targeted Markets and Marketing Alternatives."
--Feb. 16: speakers - Dr. Les Anderson, University of Kentucky beef extension specialist and John Grimes, OSU beef programs coordinator on the topic of "Genetics, Reproduction Efficiencies, Calving Season Alternatives, etc."
-- March 1: speaker - Nevil Speer, PHD, MBA, Western Kentucky University on the topic of "Meat Industry Perspective Looking to the Future including 'Outlook,' Choice/Select Spreads."
If interested in attending, contact Ohio State University Extension Williams County office at 419-636-5608 to register for the Ohio Beef Cattle School.