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Livestock risk management meeting set

By Staff | Feb 18, 2014

CHEROKEE- To aid livestock farmers with challenging management decisions, The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation will conduct informational conferences specifically designed to help Iowa farmers manage risk and capture opportunity in livestock today.

The event, “Iowa Livestock: Managing Risk, Capturing Opportunities,” will be presented from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 28 at estern Iowa Tech Community College, 200 Victory Drive, in Cherokee

Pre-registration is free for Farm Bureau members, $10 for non-members, and $20 for all at the door. Lunch is included.

Pre-registration is open through Feb. 25; however early registration is encouraged to help with meal planning.

General session information will examine livestock market situations and outlook, meat export update, and an environmental compliance presentation.

Afternoon breakout sessions include livestock marketing arrangements, and production and animal health seminars for both cattle and pork.

“The risks and opportunities for Iowa livestock are many,” said Ed Kordick, IFBF commodity services manager. “We will have experts to provide information on everything from the new DNR/ EPA workplan, to market outlook to the latest animal health advice.

“The agenda is packed with information deliberately chosen for Iowa’s livestock farmers today.

To preregister for the event or to get an agenda with speaker and topic details, visit www.iowafarmbureau.com, click on the webinar banner and click the link for the location you will attend.

For more information, contact Kordick at ekordick@ifbf.org.

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