North Dakota State University to Host Young Beef Producers Workshop
North Dakota State University will host a workshop for young beef producers in Carrington on August 9.
“We are excited to provide hands-on, interactive experiences related to beef production for ages 13 to 18,” says Jeff Gale, NDSU Extension Officer in Foster County.
Mary Keena, Livestock Environment Specialist, adds: “This workshop gives young people who are already involved in the beef industry the opportunity to learn in depth about the management practices that farms choose and why they are important.
The event begins at 9 a.m. CDT at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center, 663 Hwy 281 N, Carrington, ND 58421.
Practical sessions will provide opportunities for young cattle enthusiasts to learn about breeding (artificial insemination), herd assessment, nutrition and manure management.
During a “lunch and learn” session, participants will hear from professionals who work in various fields related to beef production.
NDSU animal scientist Rob Maddock will lead a tour of a local meat processing plant in the afternoon.
Speakers include Maddock; Kena; Karl Hoppe, Livestock Systems Specialist; Lisa Pederson, Livestock Specialist; and Tyler Kralicek, extension worker in Burleigh County.
Pre-registration is required by July 29. The cost of the workshop is $50. For more information or to register, visit ndsu.edu/agriculture.