Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Alternative Agriculture Methods Meeting

Date: April 28th
Location: Star Theater, Willow Springs, MO

Do you wonder about those grape vines planted along U. S. Highway 60 just east of Willow Springs? Are you aware of mushroom production in Willow Springs? Do you know about range poultry and do you think natural grass fed beef will sell in competition with the corn-fed beef of the feedlots.

Methods of using alternative products and alternative production techniques in South Central Missouri will be the subject of a meeting held free and open to the public according the meeting sponsors. "We have some terrific speakers and some really interesting subjects," said Wendell Bailey, U. S. Small Business Administration regional advocate and National Rural Advisor for the Office of Advocacy.

Randy Saner, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist is coordinating the event which will be held at the Star Theater, on Main Street in Willow Springs at 7 p.m. on Monday April 28th. The Willow Springs FFA chapter will be helping at the event. Master of ceremonies for the event will be Larry Spence, Howell County Presiding Commissioner.

There is no admission charge and the public is invited. Extension programs are open to all.

Topics and invited speakers for the event include the following:
Alpaca production - Ron & JoAnn Alberts
Grape production - Jim Travor
Range poultry - Jim Protiva
Natural beef - Steve Willard and BUB ranch
Goat production - Debra Prince
Lease land production - John Beltz
Mushroom production - Jim Vokac

For more information contact the University of Missouri Extension Center at 417-256-2391

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