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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 6, 2015
12:30 p.m. Conference Registration Opens
1:00 p.m. Rotating sessions begin

Tractors, Equipment & Maintenance, Meat, Food & Quality for Consumers, Health & Safety of You and Your Animals, Government Programs and the Business of Your Farm

  • 1:00 p.m. First rotating session
  • 2:00 p.m. Second rotating session
  • 3:00 p.m. Break
  • 3:30 p.m. Third rotating session
  • 4:30 p.m. Fourth rotating session
5:30 p.m. Social Hour and Dinner
6:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Lorenza Pasetti, Volpi Foods
November 7, 2015
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.
Beef
Wendy Flatt, Kendra Graham, Reagan Bluel and Erin Larimore

Session 1:
  • Calving – signs, process, difficulty
  • Bull selection, confirmation, EPDs
  • Genetic testing
  • Body Condition scoring & nutrition
Beef
Wendy Flatt, Kendra Graham, Reagan Bluel and Erin Larimore

Session 2:
  • Vaccine handling & schedule
  • Calf processing
  • Cattle feeder grades
  • Marketing cattle
Swine
Heather Smith and Marcia Shannon
  • Reproduction – artificial insemination, heat detection & semen processing
  • Farrowing – baby pig processing, farrowing induction, reproductive tracts
Small Ruminants
Charlotte Clifford-Rathert
  • Herd Health and Quality Assurance
  • Parasite Management
  • Hoof Trimming
  • Kidding and Lambing
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
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