ALABAMA CATTLEMEN SET FOR 65TH CONVENTION
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- It's back to school for many Alabama cattle producers Friday and Saturday as members of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association gather at Birmingham's downtown Sheraton Hotel for the organization's 65th annual convention and trade school.
Cattlemen will attend "Cattlemen's College" seminars on a variety of topics during the two-day event, including: "How to Interact with NRCS to Enhance Good Stewardship Practices On Your Farm," by a panel featuring NRCS staff and cattle producers; "How To Benefit from Alabama/s BVDV Control Program," by Dr. Soren Rodning, David Garrett and Leo Hollinger; "Using EPD's for Selecting Sires and Beyond the Pasture Gate," by Dave Nichols of Nichols Farms in Bridgewater, Iowa; and "$3 Diesel, $4 corn and $500 Fertilizer -- What Impact Will This Have On Cattle Prices During 2008 and Beyond," by Dr. Walt Prevatt, Extension ag economist and Auburn University professor.
Alabama's Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) President Richard Dyer will preside over an awards program on Friday afternoon, soon after the trade show opens at 1:30. Friday's activities will also include registration, board meetings, luncheons and an Alabama Livestock Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
The opening general session is set for 7:45 a.m. Saturday with ACA President Max Bozeman presiding. The trade show opens Saturday at 10 a.m., and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions will speak during Saturday's legislative luncheon.
Alabama Cattle Women's Association, Alabama Livestock Markets Association, and the Alabama Junior Cattlemen's Association will also hold meetings during the convention.
For more information and hotel information, visit www.bamabeef.org or call (334) 265-1867.
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