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North central Iowa youth beef conference set

By Staff | Dec 14, 2013

IOWA FALLS – An educational program sponsored by Iowa State University Extension for north central Iowa youth who want to learn more about beef production will be held Jan. 25, at the Ellsworth Community College Agriculture and Renewable Energy Center, south of Iowa Falls on U.S. Highway 65 at 705 Ellsworth Ave.

For a map and directions go to: www.iavalley.cc.ia.us/ecc/maps-directions.html

The program will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 9 a.m..

A variety of interactive workshops and sessions are being planned for youth fourth grade through 12th grade who register for this event.

Topics this year will focus on producing a safe high quality product, the use of antibiotics , beef processing, safe handling of cattle, and comparing cuts of meat.

There is no cost for youth to attend and a noon lunch will be provided. Parents are welcome to stay. Preregister by Jan. 17 at a local ISU Extension office, or send to the Franklin County Extension Office, 3 First Ave. NW, Hampton, IA 50441.

Registration forms are available online at www.extension.iastate.edu/hardin/4h.

For more information contact the Franklin County Extension office at (641) 456-4811 or e-mail jackied@iastate.edu.

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