GROESBECK – The 9th Annual CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium will be held Sept. 30 at the Groesbeck Convention Center, 106 E. Navasota St. in Groesbeck.
The event is hosted by beef and forage committees from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hamilton, Hill, Johnson, Limestone and McLennan counties.
Registration is $25 and includes lunch provided by the District 8 County Agent Steak Cookers. There will be agriculture-related vendors during the mid-morning break and extended lunch period. Those interested in attending the symposium are encouraged to RSVP to the AgriLife Extension office for McLennan County by Sept. 25 for an accurate meal count.
The program will begin at 9 a.m. with Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist from Overton. His presentations will be Fundamentals of Pasture Leasing plus Weaning Options in Cattle Operations to Help Reduce Stress and Weight Loss. Dr. Jason Johnson, AgriLife Extension economist in Stephenville, will present Developing a Long-Term Farm and Ranch Financial Plan and Factors Affecting the Cattle Market.
Wizzie Brown, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management specialist for Travis County, will discuss fall armyworms, grasshoppers and mosquitoes. Dr. Jason Cleere, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist in College Station, will present Best Management Practices – Matching Your Herd to a Sire.
For more information and to RSVP, call the AgriLife Extension office in McLennan County at 254-757-5180.