October 16, 2023
University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s animal science department will hold its annual Nebraska Beef Summit on November 9 near Mead, Neb.
Senior students in the Krutsinger Beef Industry Scholars minor program plan the event, with support from Nebraska Cattlemen, as part of their ASCI 481 "Beef Summit" class. The students have conversations with faculty members, beef producers and industry professionals to discuss potential topics for the event, identify and schedule the speakers, and build the agenda, based on those discussions.
"Those conversations allow them to interact with internal and external audiences," said Rick Rasby, professor and extension specialist in the animal science department. "This class allows our students to get further engaged in the industry and build connections that will benefit them, and the industry as a whole, moving forward."
Sessions for this year's event include:
Genetic tools for the cow/calf producer
Beef industry dynamics when calf number/supply is low
Grazing corn residue
Transition planning - initial steps and considerations
How to manage severe weather events
The summit will be held at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension, and Education Center (ENREEC) in Ithaca, Nebraska, from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Register online by October 30. Registration is $40, or $30 for students. Registration will also be available on the day of the event. Lunch is included in the registration fee and will be catered on-site.
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