The premier educational event for livestock producers.

December 6 & 7, 2019 

William Matthew Middle School, 1515 S. Cottage Grove,  Kirksville, Missouri

Missouri Livestock Symposium

9 am: Sunn Hemp: A Complement to Fescue-based Forage Livestock Systems in Missouri

3 -5 pm: Forages Producer Panel, Drexel Atkisson, moderator

11 am: Forage Finishing Beef

  • Dr. Harley Naumann
    Assistant Professor of Forage Physiology
    ​University of Missouri-Columbia

  • ​David Haubein
    Producer, ​Lockwood, MO

  • Dr. Sarah Kenyon
    Field Specialist in Agronomy
    ​University of Missouri Extension

    West Plains, Missouri


Symposium Schedule

Friday, November 30, 2018

  • 10 am to 4 pm - Ag Lenders Seminar, ​El Kadir Shrine Club, Kirksville, MO. This event has a fee.
  • 10 am to 3 pm - Nutrition Educators Training, Adair County Extension Center. This event has a fee.
  • 4 to 10 p.m. - Free trade show. 
  • 6 p.m. - Free co-sponsored beef supper. 
  • 7 p.m. - Evening program begins in the auditorium. 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Forage section speakers

    Saturday, December 1, 2018 -- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

       Complete Saturday program (pdf)

  • Drexel Atkisson
    Area Soil Health Specialist
    ​USDA-NRCS, Springfield, MO

12 to 2 p.m. Governor's Style Luncheon

Hosted by Missouri's finest commodity groups and
co-sponsored by your Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Visit the Trade Show

2 pm: Grazing Cover Crops Might Just Save the Farm

  • ​David Haubein
    Producer, ​Lockwood, MO

  • ​Brian Coleman
    Producer, ​Callao, MO

  • ​Bob Ridgley
    Producer, ​New Florence, MO

  • ​Tim Forkner
    Producer, ​Richards, MO

  • ​Tim Forkner
    Producer, ​Richards, MO

10 am: Soil pH and Canopy Height Effects on Ergovaline Concentrations

Booking trade show booths now!                           Photo contest entries due October 31.