Dairy Beef Short Course moves to on-line format due to COVID-19

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Farm Forum

With the City of Sioux Falls declaring a state of emergency due to the spread of COVID-19, the Central Plains Dairy Expo was canceled. The I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course has traditionally lead the Expo on Tuesday of Expo week. As one of the premiere dairy beef events in North America, it has been transitioned to a webinar for 2020 to minimize any possible exposure to the virus. It will continue be held on March 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 pm (CDT) with a one-hour break from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The presenters are industry leaders from across the country who are driving the national discussion on dairy beef and will present this year’s program via a webinar format. For those who are currently registered, you will receive a link for the morning and afternoon webinar sessions to attend and will be able to view, listen and ask questions at the end of the program.

The new format has removed restrictions on attendance because of room size and seating limitations so additional registrations can be made at tinyurl.com/w3fdn9v.

The registration fee will continue at $25 and will be payable on-line. The links will be sent upon registration to the webinar. An electronic copy of the proceedings will also be emailed to participants at the conclusion of the webinar. The registration will remain open until March 24.

Presenters include: Dr. Ty Lawrence, director of the Beef Carcass Research Center; Kevin Hueser, senior vice-president of beef margin management with Tyson; Bill Munns, head of sales and supply chain within the regional beef business at JBS USA; Dr. Russ Daly, Extension Veterinarian and professor in the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department at South Dakota State University; and Dr. Jan Shearer, Professor and Extension Veterinarian at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

The complete agenda is available at tinyurl.com/skw7z4h.

For additional information contact SDSU Extension Dairy Specialist Tracey Erickson at 605-882-5140.