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Specialists from Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas will provide cattlemen with tips about issues they might be facing during the 27th annual Four-State Beef Conference scheduled for Jan. 11-12.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension specialists have teamed with counterparts from Iowa State University, Kansas State University and the University of Missouri once again to provide a forum from four of the nation’s leading beef cattle land-grant universities, according to Rick Rasby, UNL Extension.

The Nebraska session will begin Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. in the community building in Tecumseh. The Iowa session will be held Jan. 11 in Lewis, Iowa; the Kansas session on Jan. 12 in Holton, Kan.; and the Missouri session on Jan. 12 in King City, Mo.

At each session, topics and speakers include: Rick Funston, UNL reproductive physiology specialist, Low Input Heifer Development; Dale Blasi, KSU beef extension specialist, Benefitting from Feeding on Pasture; Dave Patterson, MU beef extension specialist, Show-Me Select Multi-year Selection Impact; and Daren Williams, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association executive director of communications, Understanding and Addressing Threats to the Industry.

The registration fee is $25 per person. Producers are asked to call their local county extension office by Jan. 7 to make a reservation to keep future fees affordable. The fee includes a meal and a copy of the conference proceedings.

For more information visit www.extension.iastate.edu/feci/4StBeef/ or call the local contacts in each state: Rasby for Nebraska at (402) 472-6477, Clint McDonald for Iowa at (712) 644-2105, Shawn Deering for Missouri at (660) 726-5610 and Jody Holthaus for Kansas at (785) 364-4125.