Range Beef Cow Symposium XXII set for December 3-5 in Rapid City

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS – The Range Beef Cow Symposium (RBCS) will be hosted in 2013 by South Dakota State University. It will be held at the Rushmore Convention Center in Rapid City, South Dakota on December 3 to 5, 2013. The RBCS is a bi-annual educational event designed as “In-Service Training for Cow-Calf Ranchers.” The event will feature well-known speakers who will provide updates on production topics in the areas of beef industry issues, genetics, reproduction, range and forage management, cattle health, beef nutrition, and more.

The Range Beef Cow Symposium began in 1969 as a joint effort of the Extension services from South Dakota State University, Colorado State University, University of Wyoming and University of Nebraska. The symposium regularly attracts more than 900 ranchers and industry-affiliates. It includes a two-and-one-half day educational program, bull-pen sessions with the speakers each evening and a trade show with displays from the beef industry.

Save the date and watch for more information. For additional information, contact Ken Olson, SDSU Extension Beef Specialist, 605-394-2236 or; or Julie Walker, SDSU Extension Beef Specialist, 605-688-5458 or