"Beef -- Issues, Production and Value" is the theme of the 16th annual Southern Plains Beef Symposium, Aug. 12 at the Ardmore Convention Center, Ardmore, OK. Among topics to be discussed are:

  • Bob Whitson, Oklahoma State University (OSU) ag dean, on current issues and challenges facing beef producers;
  • Connie Quinn, Chadron, NE, rancher, on management practices for success;
  • Erica Rosa, Livestock Marketing Information Center, on the market outlook and international trade issues;
  • Anne Anderson of AucMar Partners will reflect on "Can I Produce What the Consumer Wants?"
  • And OSU's Bob Kropp will provide an overview of info/data inputs (EPDs, dollar values, source verification, etc.) available.
Co-hosted by Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Oklahoma's Cooperative Extension Service, advance registration is $20 ($25 at the door). For more info, call 580/223-5810.
-- Clint Peck