The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service will host seven value-added beef production workshops beginning today.
Each workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. local time.
The locations and dates include:
- Jan. 11, Codington County Extension office, 1910 W. Kemp Ave., Watertown, 605-448-5171
- Jan. 12, Davison County Fairgrounds, West Highway 16, Mitchell, 605-387-4205
- Jan. 13, Clay County Extension office, 515 High St., Vermillion, 605-677-7111
- Jan. 19, Walter Taylor building, 601 E. Centre St., Rapid City, 605-347-2436
- Jan. 20, Kadoka Fire Hall, 122 S. Main St., Kadoka, 605-859-2840
- Jan. 26, Dakota Lodge, 5 10th St., Lemmon, 605-375-3412
- Jan. 27, Pizza Ranch sunset room, 1209 10th St. West, Mobridge, 605-273-4368
Extension specialists and educators, along with other livestock experts, will present information on organic and natural beef production requirements, along with production management and marketing alternatives associated with the conversion to organic or natural production. Topics include program differences, organic certification processes, herd health, forage systems, costs of production, budget and marketing, and risk management.
The meetings will include a lunch meal that costs a small fee. South Dakota State University, the South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service, and the North Central Risk Management Education Center are organizing the events.
Call your county Extension office for more information, or call Meade County Extension Livestock Educator Penny Nester at 605-347-2436.
Source: SD AgBio Communications