Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


2013 BIF Symposium Scheduled for June 12-15 in Oklahoma City

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 08:36:28 CDT

2013 BIF Symposium Scheduled for June 12-15 in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma State University (OSU), in collaboration with the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF), will host the 45th Annual BIF Research Symposium and Meeting June 12-15 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in Oklahoma City.


Themed "Where Profit and Progress Intersect," this year's program will bring together industry professionals, producers and researchers to discuss current issues facing the beef industry. Among those issues, speakers will tackle the crossbreeding vs. straightbreeding debate, as well as using genetic tools to address environmental challenges and cow herd efficiency.


The schedule boasts an array of speakers, socials and tours that promise to be exciting and informative. Special features include an Oklahoma Welcome Reception Wednesday evening, June 12, and a night out at the National Western Heritage Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame Thursday, June 13.


Participants can choose to tour northern or southern Oklahoma Saturday, June 15. The northern tour will feature the Oklahoma State Food & Agriculture Products Center and Oklahoma State Willard Sparks Beef Research Center, both at Stillwater; M&M Charolais, Perry; Pollard Angus, Enid; and Chain Ranch, Canton. The southern tour will visit the historic Oklahoma City Stockyards; Raber's Saddlery, Colgate; the Noble Foundation, Ardmore; and Stuart Ranch, Waurika.


A complete schedule and links to online registration are available at www.BIFconference.com, the Angus Journal's online coverage site for the event.


"We are anticipating a large turnout and hope that all of you will be there to promote the rich history and spirit of Oklahoma beef production," says Megan Rolf, assistant professor of animal science at OSU and one of the symposium organizers.


Early registration is $250 and ends April 15, after which time registrations will still be accepted at a higher price.


Hotel rooms at the headquarters can be reserved in the BIF block at a reduced rate by contacting the hotel directly at 405-228-8000. Additional rooms at the same rate are available at the Courtyard Marriott by calling 405-232-2290, again asking for the BIF room rate.


For more information about the event, contact Rolf at 201h Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078; 405-744-9292; mrolf@okstate.edu; or Joe Cassady, BIF executive director at North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7621, Raleigh, NC 27695; or jpcassad@gmail.com.




   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2 p.m. October 5, 2022  Wed, 05 Oct 2022 15:02:36 CDT
  • October 5, 2022, Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Wed, 05 Oct 2022 14:16:44 CDT
  • Growth Energy Cheers Missouri Biofuel Incentives Signed into Law  Wed, 05 Oct 2022 13:59:17 CDT
  • Congressman Lucas Announces October Town Hall Meetings in Oklahoma Panhandle  Wed, 05 Oct 2022 13:58:09 CDT
  • Upcoming OLAC Workshop to Help Grow Capacity of Local Oklahoma Agriculture   Wed, 05 Oct 2022 12:00:20 CDT
  • OKFB Welcomes Appropriation of Additional Drought-Relief Funds   Wed, 05 Oct 2022 10:58:31 CDT
  • Oklahoma Public Employees Association Endorses Governor Kevin Stitt  Wed, 05 Oct 2022 10:30:51 CDT
  • OSU Extension Reduces Lab Testing Rates for Drought-Stricken Producers  Wed, 05 Oct 2022 10:27:18 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.
       

       

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2022 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.