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February 2023

All hay producers in the east central Iowa region are invited to attend the 38th annual Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association Annual Meeting and Conference on March 9 at Buzzy’s bar and grill, 414 Main St., Welton. Registration starts at 10 a.m. with the program scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.

Cattle producers are invited to attend an educational program and pasture walk on Feb. 21 at the McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm near Chariton. Iowa State University Extension beef specialist Chris Clark said the event will highlight a recent project demonstrating swath grazing during the winter to reduce labor and feed costs.


January 2023

The  Iowa Forage and Grassland Council annual conference returns to Ames in 2023 with a full day of information. Set for Feb. 28, the event will be held at Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd., just to the southwest of Jack Trice Stadium. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome and introductions at 10 a.m.

The Driftless Region Beef Conference, set annually in Dubuque, is known for providing current information for cow-calf production in the tri-state area of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. However, it’s also home to a significant amount of cattle finishing. Iowa State University extension beef specialist Denise Schwab is part of the planning group and said one of the biggest concerns of cattle feeders in 2023 is increased cost of feeds due to high commodity prices and dry forage production conditions.

To help Iowa cattlemen and women prepare for a successful calving season, Iowa State Extension and Outreach is offering a hands-on calving clinic on Feb. 1. The workshop will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the White Fair Building on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds and will be led by extension beef specialist Erika Lundy-Woolfolk.

The premier educational event in Iowa for cow-calf producers returns is set for Jan. 28 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Patrick Wall said this year’s Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference will appeal to all kinds of beef enthusiasts, while staying true to the educational focus on topics relevant to Iowa’s beef industry.

The rolling hills of the driftless region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin lend themselves to pastures and cows. The university extension services in these three states are teaming together to offer the Driftless Region Beef Conference to educate beef producers.The eleventh annual event will be held Jan. 26-27 at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque. A great line up of cow-calf specific topics is slated for Friday morning, Jan. 27.

What do all profitable cow-calf operations have in common? A healthy calf crop on the ground, ready to develop for market. To help Iowa cattlemen and women prepare for a successful calving season, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a hands-on calving clinic on Jan. 18. The workshop will be held at the Dunlap Livestock Auction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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