May 14 – Free Kansas State University webinar on "Livestock and Poultry Mortality Composting: A Natural Rendering Process," 1:30 p.m. CDT; www.extension.org/.

May 19-21 – Second Annual International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare, Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University, Weber Arena, Manhattan; 785-532-4844 or www.isbcw.beefcattleinstitute.org/.

May 20 – Texas AgriLife Extension Service Beef Cow-Calf Standardized Performance Analysis (SPA) Workshop, Nolan County AgriLife Extension Office in Sweetwater, TX; 940-552-9941 (ext. 231), or 325-653-4576.

June 7-8 – Minnesota Beef Industry Partner’s Conference, Ruttger’s BayLake Lodge, Deerwood; 763-767-3847.

June 8-10 – Council for Agricultural Science and Technology’s "Sustaining Animal Agriculture: Balancing Bioethical, Economic, and Social Issues" symposium, South Agriculture Building, Washington, D.C.; 515-292-2125 or events.constantcontact.com/.

June 14-16 – Colorado Cattlemen’s Association annual convention and trade show, Pueblo; 303-431-6422 or www.coloradocattle.org.

June 24 – Colorado Livestock Association, “Journey to the Summit” Convention, Marriott-Vail, Vail; 970-378-0500 or www.coloradolivestock.org.

June 24 – Tobacco, Beef & More Field Day, University of Tennessee Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, Springfield, TN; 615-382-3130 or highlandrim.tennessee.edu.

June 28-July 1 – Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Annual Meeting, Holiday Inn Select Conference Center, Columbia, MO; 866-682-6663 or www.BIF2010.com.
Aug. 12-13 – Deep South Stocker Conference, Moultrie, GA; AL, GA, MS beef extension.

Sept. 30 – Kansas State University Stocker Conference, Manhattan, KS.