Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, firstname.lastname@example.org
CARTHAGE –The program, “Reducing Risk in Beef Production,” will be held Sept. 11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Carthage, 110 S. Sycamore St.
“Beef production has always been a risky business,” Reeves said. “Today, with drought, high replacement costs and expensive fertilizer, it’s more risky than ever.”
But increased risk is often accompanied with increased opportunity, he said, and with informed management, beef production can still be a profitable venture.
The program will start at 9 a.m. and end at about 2 p.m. Registration is $20, payable at the door, and will include lunch and refreshments.
Presentation topics and speakers will include:
–“Managing Financial Risk,” by Legacy Ag Credit representatives Kristy Marjason and Yancy Murray, from Longview and Gilmer, respectively.
–“Rainfall Index and Cattle Price Floor Insurance Program for Cattle and Forage,” Jen Livsey, with Texas Farm Credit, Robstown.
–“Winter Pasture Planning and Management,” Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton.
–“Producing the Ideal Calf,” Dr. Jason Cleere, AgriLife Extension beef specialist, College Station.
For meal planning, attendees are urged to RSVP by calling one of the participating AgriLife Extension offices by Sept. 8. The phone numbers are: Harrison County, 903-935-8413; Panola County, 903-693-0380; and Shelby County, 936-598-7744.