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Extension Service plans Beef IQ program

by The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | December 24, 2009 at 4:26 a.m.

— The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service is once again offering its Beef IQ program.

This program, which has been attended by more than 140 cattle producers, is now in its fourth year - and fifth location. For those who are not familiar with the program, it is an in-depth,informal educational activity for cattle producers and managers.

The program is completed in six seven-hour sessions scheduled over the course of the year.

Sessions will be held at 9 a.m.

on Mondays, Feb. 22, March 15, April 12, May 17, Sept. 20 and Oct. 25. Each session highlights a specific management topic: Genetics, Reproduction, Herd Health, Economics, Forage Management and Nutrition.

This year’s program will be held near Booneville in cooperation with the USDA, Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center.

These meetings are open to all eligible producers without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status or any other legally protected status. Those with disabilities who require alternative means of communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should notify the County Extension Office at (501) 329-8344 as soon as possible prior to the activity.

The deadline for signing up is Friday, Jan. 8. The registration fee for the program is $100 per person or $150 per couple. The registration fee includes meals and one set of resource materials for all six sessions.

For more information, contact your local county Extension office; in Faulkner County, call (501)329-8344). Participants may also sign up by calling (501) 671-2177. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.

aragriculture.org/livestock/ beef/beef_iq.htm.

River Valley Ozark, Pages 58 on 12/24/2009

Print Headline: Extension Service plans Beef IQ program

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