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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
New Series of Free Ranching Webinars Begins June 23
Oklahoma State University Extension will launch its latest program of Rancher's Thursday Lunchtime Series webinars beginning June 23.

The Zoom webinars start each week at noon and are free to the public. Registration is required. Producers are encouraged to join OSU Extension beef cattle specialists, scientists and ranchers across the state to learn and share information about beef production, management and marketing.

Rancher's Thursday Lunchtime Series summer dates:

 June 23: Tax strategies for the cow/calf enterprise with J.C. Hobbs, OSU Extension

 June 30: Minimizing cost in a cow/calf enterprise with Dave Delaney, King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management

 July 7: Managing fescue and bermudagrass pastures to extend fall and winter grazing with Brian Pugh, OSU Extension

 July 14: Fall seeding legumes to reduce fertilizer inputs with Mike Trammel, OSU Extension

 July 21: Should I deworm cows? How do I know? What products? with John Gilliam, OSU College of Veterinary Medicine

 July 28: Protein sources; what are the options to reduce cost? with Paul Beck, OSU Extension

 August 4: Minimizing winter supplement cost with David Lalman, OSU Extension

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