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Haskell County OSU Extension
105 SE 3rd Street, Suite A
Stigler, OK 74462

Phone: (918) 967-4330
FAX: (918) 967-3290

Office Hours: 8 am-12 pm & 12:30 pm-4:30 pm 


Haskell County Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

2018 Eastern Oklahoma Beef Cattle Summit

2018 Eastern Oklahoma Beef Cattle Summit

2018 Eastern Oklahoma Beef Cattle Summit

By Donald Stotts


McALESTER, Okla. – Cattle producers seeking ways to better manage their operations in ever more challenging business conditions should register now to attend the March 29 Eastern Oklahoma Beef Cattle Summit in McAlester.


Jayme Trennepohl, Haskell County Extension agricultural educator, said this year’s summit will emphasize “Forage Management” in animal agriculture.


“It usually all starts with the soil,” she said. “Taking steps to ensure you can make the best informed decisions possible about soil sampling is key to your forage resources.”


The 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. summit will take place at the Southeast Oklahoma Expo Center, located at 4500 W. Highway 270 in McAlester. Registration is $10 per participant, which covers the cost of summit materials, refreshments and lunch.


“We’re asking participants to pre-register by March 23 or earlier as it helps ensure we have sufficient numbers of materials, refreshments and lunches available,” Trennepohl said.


Registration forms are available through all Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension county offices, typically listed under ‘County Government’ in local directories.


Nathan Slaton, University of Arkansas professor of Soil Science, will be the keynote speaker, providing insights about forage fertilization.


Other sessions will focus on hot topics like feral hog management, native grass management, sprayer management, and a hay bale demonstration.


Sessions will be led by experts from OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and Oklahoma Beef Council.


A trade show and door prizes also will be showcased.


“The summit has become one of the premier single-day beef events in the region, and is an opportunity not only to interact with experts from industry and academia but also speak with fellow producers who may be in situations similar to your own, and who may have developed solutions that could prove useful into your own operation,” Freking said.


Anyone seeking additional information about the March 29 Eastern Oklahoma Beef Summit should contact their local OSU Cooperative Extension county office or David Cantrell at 918-423-4120.

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