BLOOMINGDALE – It’s back-to-school time for beef cattle producers—beef school, that is!  The 2012 Eastern Ohio Beef Management School will be in session in Jefferson and Harrison Counties for four weeks beginning on Thursday, January 26, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at Jefferson County JVS in Bloomingdale.

According to Mike Hogan, Ohio State University Extension Educator, the four-week school will feature the most up-to-date production, management, and marketing information for beef cattle producers. “Through the ‘magic’ of technology, this year’s Beef School will feature some of the country’s most respected beef experts, right here in Wintersville and Cadiz thanks to interactive videoconferencing technology,” says Hogan.

Pre-registration is not required for any of the sessions.  The cost to participate in each beef school session is $2.00, for members of cattlemen’s associations in Carroll, Harrison, and Jefferson Counties and $3.00 for non-members.  All beef producers are invited to participate. There is no fee for youth to participate in beef school sessions, and a light supper will be provided at all sessions.

The scheduled topics for the beef school sessions are as follows:

January 26 – Jefferson County JVS, Bloomingdale – The Future Outlook for the Meat Industry, Including Choice and Select Spreads – presented by Kevin Duhvetter, Extension Farm Management Specialist, Kansas State University.

February 9 – Jefferson County JVS, Bloomingdale – Targeted Markets and Marketing Alternatives for Beef Producers – presented by Sam Roberts, United Producers and Dan Frobose, Ohio State University Extension (retired).

February 16 – Jefferson County JVS, Bloomingdale – Genetics, Reproductive Efficiencies,& Calving Season Alternatives – presented by Dr.Les Anderson, Extension Beef Specialist , University of Kentucky and John Grimes, Ohio State University Extension Beef Specialist.

March 1, 2002 – Harrison Career Center, Cadiz – Efficiencies, Cost of Production, and

Backgrounding Opportunities for Beef Producers presented by Nevil Speer, PhD, MBA, Western

Kentucky University.

A light supper at each session of the Beef School will be sponsored by the Jefferson

County Cattlemen’s Association, the Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association, and the Tri-

County Feeder Cattle Association,

For more information about the beef school, or to obtain a flyer including maps, contact the Jefferson County Office of OSU Extension at 740-264-2212.

OSU Extension embraces human diversity and is committed to ensuring that all educational programs conducted by Ohio State University Extension are available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, age, gender identity or expression, disability religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or veteran status.

OSU Extension will provide accommodations to handicapped persons needing assistance to participate in Extension programs.  If you require some type of assistance/accommodations to attend programs, utilize written materials, or visit the Jefferson County Extension Office, please contact the Jefferson County Extension Office at 740-264-2212 or TTD # 1-800-589-8292.