January 30 - 31, 2014
Cooperative Extension in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin has teamed up to offer the second annual Driftless Region Beef Conference on January 30 - 31, 2014, at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
The 2014 program focuses on one of the most competitive advantages for Driftless Region producers – the interaction and integration of beef cattle and crop production. Speakers include Jerry Hatfield from the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, Amber Radatz and Mark Riechers from the University of Wisconsin-Discovery Farms Program, and Eric Mousel from the University of Minnesota beef team. An evening "bull pen" session features local producers talking about how they have incorporated cover crops and annual forages into their beef operation.