Classes for beef producers detailed

School is in session this winter for beef producers.

The Ohio State University Extension in Jefferson, Harrison and Carroll counties is offering a Tri-County Beef Management School on Feb. 19, Feb. 25 and March 4.

Each session begins at 7 p.m. and will cover a variety of topics, from marketing to grazing management.

The schedule for the 2019 Eastern Ohio Beef Management School is as follows:

≤ Feb. 19 at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School in Bloomingdale

“From Farm to Butcher: Producing the Best Quality Meat/ What Does Cultured Meat Mean for Producers,” Dr. Lyda Garcia, OSU Extension meat quality specialist; “Experiences with Marketing Beef,” Clint Finney, natural resources conservation service soil conservation technician and local producer; “Meet the Vet,” Dr. Matt Friend, Cadiz Animal Clinic.

≤ Feb. 25, Harrison County Fairgrounds, Cadiz

“Value Added Products,” Rick Young, Young Cattle Co., Belmont County; “What to Know about Pink Eye and Vaccinations,” Dr. Matt Friend, Cadiz Animal Clinic; “Blockchain and Traceability in Agriculture,” Erika Lyon, OSU Extension educator, Jefferson and Harrison Counties.

≤ March 4, Carroll County Extension Office, Carrollton

“Spring Pasture Management” by Chris Penrose, OSU Extension educator, Morgan County; “Forage Genetics,” Bob Hendershot, forage consultant; “Meet the Vet,” Dr. Matt Friend, Cadiz Animal Clinic.

Pre-registration is required for the class. Cost of the 2018 Beef Management School is $5 per person per session, and those under 18 who attend are free. Light refreshments will be provided at sessions,

To register for the program, contact the OSU Extension, Jefferson County office at (740) 264-2212 or send an e-mail to lyon.194@osu.edu to include name, number attending and the sessions of interest in attending. Mail checks to OSU Extension Jefferson County, 500 Market St., Suite 512, Steubenville OH 43952.

OSU Extension will provide accommodations to handicapped persons needing assistance to participate in Extension programs. Individuals who require accommodations to attend programs or to access information should contact the Jefferson County Extension Office at (740) 264-2212.

For information on Jefferson and Harrison or Carroll Extension programs, visit jefferson.osu.edu or carroll.osu.edu.

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