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The premier educational event for livestock producers nationwide.

November 30 and December 1, 2018

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 pm: Forages Producer Panel, Drexel Atkisson, moderator

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Symposium Schedule

Friday, November 30, 2018


Saturday, December 1, 2018




Forage section speakers

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

       Complete Saturday program (pdf) - will be available when all speakers are confirmed.

  • 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.

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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

11 am: Forage Finishing Beef

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

  • ​David Haubein
    Producer, ​Lockwood, MO

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

    West Plains, Missouri