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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
  4. Farm succession planning
5:30 p.m.Keynote/Dinner Program: Erin Brenneman
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 and Erin Larimore

Session 1:
  • Stockpiling forages
  • Bull selection and EPDs
  • Managing around hot fescue
Anita Snell, Reagan Bluel and Erin Larimore

Session 2:
  • Safe and low stress cattle handling
  • Evaluate and developing a supplementation program
  • Synchronization timed AI
Forages and Pasture Management
Amie Schleicher and Valerie Tate
  • Weed and forage ID
  • Poisonous plants
  • Pasture walk:
  • - Assessing your pastures
    - The "then what" of pasture assessments:   How to use it
    - Forage ID in the field
    - Grazing stick demo
    - Budgeting forages during good and bad
    - Annual forages/emergency forages

Small Ruminants
Charlotte Clifford-Rathert and Kendra Graham
  • Forage management and pasture/browse for small ruminants
  • Fencing for small ruminants
  • Flock/herd health
Corinne Bromfield and Heather Conrow
  • On-farm posting of pigs
  • Tissue sampling
  • Vaccination protocols
  • De-worming
  • Swine health update (VFD)
  • Pregnancy diagnosis