Texoma Cattlemen’s Conference Highlights Innovation, TechnologyFri, 05 Feb 2016 06:44:59 CST
The U.S. beef cattle industry leads the world’s cattle producers in adoption of science and technology innovations, but the ever-changing landscape requires constant education.
To support producer education, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will host its fifth annual Texoma Cattlemen’s Conference, one of the premier beef conferences in the Southern Great Plains. Entitled The Cattle Industry: Evolving through Innovation and Technology, the conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at the Ardmore Convention Center. This year’s conference will showcase the impact technologies have had on the beef industry and the emerging technologies that could prove valuable to cattlemen.
"As profit margins become more difficult to sustain, it is critical that producers adopt and use proven technologies and maintain awareness of the emerging technologies that have potential to enhance efficiencies their operations," said Hugh Aljoe, producer relations manager. "These technologies are not just for the innovative producers; they are for all producers when applied strategically. The challenge is identifying which technologies are most applicable then incorporating them into a management plan. This conference will help producers navigate this process."
• Roger Bernard, Informa Economics ag policy and political analyst: The 2015 Political Outlook: Washington, D.C.
• Billy Cook, Ph.D., Noble Foundation senior vice president and Agricultural Division director: Emerging Technologies Relevant to the Beef Industry
• David Lalman, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University animal science professor: The Evolution and Impact of Technology in the Beef Industry
• Bryan Nichols, western Oklahoma cattle producer and Noble Foundation livestock consultant: The Beef Industry in 2050: A Young Producer’s Perspective
• Derrell Peel, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University agricultural economist: Cattle Market Outlook
• Mark Thallman, Ph.D., U.S. Meat Animal Research Center: Genetic and Reproductive Technologies in the Cattle Industry
• Ron Hays, Oklahoma Farm Report, moderator
Registration and trade show open at 8 a.m. Registration is $40 and includes a rib-eye steak lunch. For more information or to preregister, please visit www.noble.org/agevents or contact Maggie Scott at 580-224-6375.
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