Sept. 8 – University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Mid-Plains Beef Education in Economics and Forages Practicum Program, Dalbey-Halleck Research Farm, Virginia, NE; 402-225-2381 or southernplains.unl.edu/.

Sept. 9-10 – AgSafe 2010 Health and Safety Conference, Hyatt Regency Mission Bay-San Diego, San Diego, CA; www.agsafe.org/.

Sept. 12-18 – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Fall Legislative Conference, Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, Washington, D.C.; 202-347-0228 or www.beefusa.org.

Sept. 15-16 – Michigan State University Grazing School Lake City Experiment Station, Lake City; 517-974-9539.

Sept. 15-19 – Cornell Cooperative Extension Great Plains Tour visiting ranches, feedlots, heifer developers and the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center; 607-255-5923 or mjb28@cornell.edu.

Sept. 21-22 – 71st Minnesota Nutrition Conference, Holiday Inn, Owatonna; 800-322-0437, 320-589-1711 or www.ansci.umn.edu/mnc.html.

Sept. 23 – Beef Bash 2010 Field Day, University of Kentucky Research & Education Center, Princeton, KY; ces.ca.uky.edu/beefirm/bash/.

Sept. 30 – Kansas State University Stocker Conference, K-State Stocker Unit, Manhattan; 785-532-1267 or lschrein@ksu.edu.

Oct. 28-29 – King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management’s Holt Cat Symposium, “Managing Risk In A Risky Business,” Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Kingsville; 361-593-5401 or krirm.tamuk.edu.