GRASS FED BEEF WORKSHOP TO BE HELD JUNE 27

Auburn, Ala., May 24, 2013 – A workshop for producers interested in identifying and discussing the challenges of raising grass fed beef will be held June 27, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hank Sanders Technology Center, Wallace Community College Campus, 3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway, Selma, Alabama.

Topics include forage selection, processing, marketing mechanisms, and operational sustainability. Speakers are experts from Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University, and Livestock Management Consultants, LLC. Four Alabama beef producers will host a roundtable discussion to answer questions from the audience.

Lunch will be provided by the Alabama Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council. There is no charge for the workshop. However, interested producers need to register for the conference by June 21, 2013, by sending their name, farm or affiliation, contact information, and any special accommodation requests to: Tiffany Williams, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) at williamst@nwf.org or by calling (678) 436-5078.

A flyer with more information about the workshop is available on the Alabama NRCS website (www.al.nrcs.usda.gov) under “Events and Deadlines.”







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