Cattlemen’s Boot Camp hosted February in Kentucky

Farm Forum

Cattle producers are invited to gather for a Cattlemen’s Boot Camp Feb. 17-18, 2017, at the Fayette County Extension Office in Lexington, Ky. The event is hosted by the American Angus Association in partnership with the University of Kentucky, and provides purebred and commercial producers timely information presented by academic and industry professionals.

Registration is now available online and will be open until Jan. 16, 2017.

Cattlemen’s Boot Camp events are engaging educational opportunities for both seedstock and commercial producers alike, says Chelsey Smith, Association assistant director of events and education. The day-and-a-half event is packed with industry speakers and reports on research with significant impacts on the beef business.

Open to all cattle producers, the event is funded by the Angus Foundation and features educational speakers and hands-on activities to help improve herd operations. The workshop is packed with pertinent information including bull selection, reproductive technologies, genetic markets, forage management and much more.

Registration is $75 per person, and includes meals and educational materials. Registration forms are due Jan. 16, 2017, and can be submitted electronically or mailed to Smith at the American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. Late and walk-in registrations are not accepted.

Hotel rooms are available at the Four Points by Sheraton Lexington located at 1928 Stanton Way, Lexington, Ky., for $94 plus tax until 5 p.m. EDT Jan. 17, 2017. Participants will need to contact the hotel at 859-259-1311 and reference the “American Angus Cattlemen’s Boot Camp” to receive the rate.