Penn State Extension offering beef producer webinars

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State Extension's Livestock Team is offering a two-part, Web-based seminar series focused on beef-production topics available to view at home and at various locations across the commonwealth.

The webinars will be held Wednesday, April 8, and Monday, April 20. Both sessions run from 7:30 until approximately 9 p.m.

The April 8 webinar will feature John Grimes, Ohio State University Extension beef coordinator, who will present "Capitalizing on the Historic Beef Economy," and Dr. Troy Brick, a veterinarian with Ohio State's Department of Veterinary Science, whose presentation is titled "The Future of Antibiotic Use in Beef Cattle."

The April 20 session, which originates in Butler County, will feature a presentation by Sara Linneen, assistant professor of animal science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, titled "Spring Nutritional Management of Cow-Calf Pairs." In addition, Ben Williamson, Penn State animal science instructor, will present "Replacement Heifer Development."

The webinars can be viewed online at home or interested participants can view the sessions with other beef producers at the following five Penn State Extension county office locations (listed with contact information) around Pennsylvania:

-- Berks: Mathew Haan, 610-378-1327, ext. 224,

-- Butler: 724-287-4761,

-- Fayette: Walt Bumgarner, 724-438-0111,

-- Luzerne: Donna Grey, 570-825-1701,

-- Westmoreland: Dustin Heeter, 724-837-1402,

Participants are encouraged to register in advance and to get directions for the site they wish to attend.

To register online for the webinars, go to the website. Registration is $10 per person, per session. At-home viewers will be sent the link to the webinars.

Those unable to register online can call the Greene County office of Penn State Extension at 724-627-3745.

For more information, contact Walt Bumgarner at 724-438-0111 or Information also is available at the Penn State Extension Beef Cattle website (go to "Courses and Workshops" or "Upcoming Events").

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Last Updated April 03, 2015