The Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are offering a series of forums for local beef producers that will focus on beef markets and economics. Four meetings will take place from February 24 to March 2.
Beef extension specialists at Iowa State University coordinate the forums, focusing on hot topics for beef producers, including risk management, pricing and market issues.
Lee Schulz, associate professor of economics and livestock economist at Iowa State, will speak at each location with specific topics for each. Market outlook, risk management, farm-to-consumer beef pricing, competitive and transparent market proposals, and USDA market reports are among the topics.
Beef extension specialists will also review performance data from Iowa feedlots.
Meeting times and arrangements vary by location. For more information on individual meetings, contact each of the resource persons listed below.
- Thursday February 24. 6:30 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Scott County office, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf. Meal provided. Advance registration is required by February 15 for the number of meals. Contact the office at 563-359-7577 to register.
- Friday February 25. 9:30 a.m. at the New Vienna Fire Station, 7271 Columbus St., New Vienna. No pre-registration necessary.
- Monday February 28. 10 a.m. to noon at the Cobblestone Inn and Suites, 211 Indorf Ave., Holstein. Lunch to follow. Register before February 23 by calling 712-225-6196.
- Wednesday March 2. 1:30-4:00 p.m. Wallace Learning Center, 53020 Hitchcock Ave., Lewis. Pre-registration is requested by contacting the ISU Extension and Outreach Cass County office at 712-243-1132 or the ISU Extension and Outreach East Pottawattamie County office at 712-482-6449.