Cattlemen's Boot Camp Continues at Oklahoma State University Through Mid-Day FridayThu, 15 Oct 2015 22:09:57 CDT
Cattlemen are getting the latest on the technology and tools available in the beef business at the fall Boot Camp that started Thursday morning with an all day session at the Oklahoma State University Purebred Cattle Center on Highway 51 just west of Stillwater. The event is being presented by the American Angus Association in partnership with OSU. The Cattlemen’s Boot Camp continues through midday Friday.
Over 20 Cattlemen’s Boot Camp events have been held around the country with funding from the Angus Foundation since 2005. As the Angus Foundation’s resources have grown, it has addressed research and producer education. Milford Jenkins serves as President of the Angus Foundation. He formerly worked with the Oklahoma State University Foundation and is a past president of Oklahoma FFA- serving in 1983-84. Jenkins said the Cattlemen’s Boot Camp features educational speakers and hands-on activities to help cattlemen improve their herd operations.
The Shattuck, Oklahoma native says it is a “wonderful educational opportunity for commercial producers and registered seedstock producers to continue to keep up to date on cutting-edge technology.”
The Cattlemen’s Boot Camp has brought in purebred and commercial cattle producers from eight states. The workshop provides timely information presented by academic, industry professionals and American Angus Association staff. Speakers address a wide variety of topics from genomics, nutrition, forage production, fertility and reproduction.
Radio Oklahoma Network Farm Director Ron Hays caught up with Milford Jenkins at the Cattlemen's Boot Camp. Click or tap on the LISTENBAR below to listen to the interview.
The Angus Foundation has also invested more than $1 million on beef cattle research projects with land grant institutions across the U.S. Jenkins said research projects have addressed a wide scope of issues that are impacting beef cattle producers. This includes heat tolerance, reproduction, hair shedding, carcass quality, high altitude brisket disease, and branded beef programs like Certified Angus Beef.
Since 1980, the nonprofit affiliate of the American Angus Association has predominately focused on the support of Angus youth through scholarship and leadership activities. This past summer at the National Junior Angus Show held in July in Tulsa, the American Angus Foundation award over $215,000 in scholarships to Angus youth.
Today the Angus Foundation has $14 million in assets.
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