Junior Beef Producers Workshop scheduled in Carrington

The event is Aug. 9, with preregistration due in July.

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Youth learn about management practices during a North Dakota State University Junior Beef Producers Workshop.<br/><br/>
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CARRINGTON, N.D. - North Dakota State University will host a Junior Beef Producers Workshop in Carrington on Aug. 9.

“We are thrilled to provide 13- to 18-year-olds with practical, interactive experiences related to beef production,” says Jeff Gale, NDSU Extension agent in Foster County.

Farmers Union launched a nationwide campaign last September called “Fairness for Farmers.”

“This workshop gives youth who are already involved in the beef industry the opportunity to learn in-depth about management practices that operations choose and why they are significant,” said Mary Keena, livestock environmental specialist.

The event begins at 9 a.m. CDT at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center, 663 Hwy 281 N, Carrington.

Hands-on sessions will provide young cattle enthusiasts with opportunities to learn about reproduction (artificial insemination), herd evaluation, nutrition and manure management.


During a “lunch and learn” session, participants will hear from professionals who are working in various fields related to beef production.

NDSU animal scientist Rob Maddock will lead a tour of a local meat processing facility in the afternoon.

Speakers include Maddock; Keena; Karl Hoppe, livestock systems specialist; Lisa Pederson, livestock specialist; and Tyler Kralicek, Extension agent in Burleigh County.

Preregistration is required by July 29. The workshop fee is $50. For more information or to register, visit .

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