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Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture is a program designed to provide a leadership and hands-on training opportunity for women involved in livestock production in Missouri. The program is designed to reach women who are playing larger roles and making key decisions in livestock production on the farm.

November 4, 2016
12:30 p.m. Conference Registration Opens

1:00 p.m. Educational Sessions Begin

  1. Small tractor and ATV maintenance
  2. Farm safety for women
  3. Local marketing of farm products
5:30 p.m.Keynote and Dinner
November 5, 2016
Hands-on Demonstrations with lunch from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Breakout sessions will be offered as follows:
Morning Sessions
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Sessions
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Anita Snell, Reagan Bluel, Heather Conrow and
Erin Larimore

Session 1:
  • Calving – signs, process, difficulty
  • Bull selection, confirmation, EPDs
  • Genetic testing
  • Body Condition scoring & nutrition
Anita Snell, Reagan Bluel, Heather Conrow and
Erin Larimore

Session 2:
  • Vaccine handling & schedule
  • Calf processing
  • Cattle feeder grades
  • Marketing cattle
Forages and Pasture Management
Amie Schleicher and Valerie Tate
  • What’s the plant? Forage & weed ID
  • Forage fertility for productivity
  • The latest on tall fescue varieties
  • Grazing management tools you can use
  • Start with a good foundation: soil sampling
Small Ruminants
Charlotte Clifford-Rathert and Kendra Graham
  • Herd Health and Quality Assurance
  • Parasite Management
  • Hoof Trimming
  • Kidding and Lambing