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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 and Erin Larimore

Session 1:
  • Stock piling fescue
  • Developing a supplement program
  • Managing around hot fescue
Anita Snell, Reagan Bluel and Erin Larimore

Session 2:
  • Cattle handling
  • Bull selection and EPDs
  • Timed - AI and synchronization
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
  • Herd Health and Quality Assurance
  • Parasite Management
  • Hoof Trimming
  • Kidding and Lambing