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Coming Events - Dec. 5, 2012
Dec. 9-12: The Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) will host its 5th national conference in Orlando, Fla., at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center. Information on registration, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities is at the

Dec. 10-11: Doane Advisory Services will bring together market leaders, national speakers and recognized financial strategists from the ag economic community at the Invest Agriculture Symposium in New York City. The event will be held downtown at the Manhattan East Side Marriott and is available online at

Dec. 11-13: The Missouri Cattlemen’s Assoc. will host its 45 annual Missouri Cattlemen’s Convention and Trade Show at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Mo. To register, contact MCA Director of Membership Katie Steen for more information at or call 573-499-9162.

Dec. 11: Producers in northern Illinois will have the opportunity to attend an evening meeting entitled “The Keys to Profitability and Sustainability in the Beef Industry.” The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at Celebrations 150 in Utica, Ill., and will feature discussion of production strategies that fit the times and lead to higher profits. Please RSVP to Travis Meteer, e-mail Meeting details are available at

Dec. 6: The Area 1 Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc. district meeting will take place at the South East Purdue Ag Center, Butlerville, Ind.; RSVP to Ken Salkeld at 812-352-3033 by Dec. 3.The counties in this AREA are: Bartholomew, Brown, Dearborn, Decatur, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick. 

Dec. 10: The Area 9 Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc. district meeting will take place at McGraw’s Steakhouse, West Lafayette, Ind. (2707 S. River Road); 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Jeff Phillips at 765-474-0793 by
Dec. 5. The counties in this AREA are: Benton, Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Warren and White.

Dec. 11: The Area 7 Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc. district meeting will take place at the Kulhman Building, Wayne County Fairgrounds, Richmond, Ind.; 6:30 p.m. RSVP to 765-932-9281 by Dec. 5. The counties in this AREA are: Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union and Wayne. 

Dec. 12: The Area 6 Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc. district meeting will take place at the Witham Pavilion, Boone Country Fairgrounds, Lebanon, Ind.; 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Ashley Schultz at 317-736-3724 by Dec. 6. The counties in this AREA are: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby. 

Dec. 13: The Area 10 Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc. district meeting will take place at Christo’s Banquet Center, Plymouth, Ind.; 6 p.m. Central/7 p.m. Eastern Time; RSVP to Kelly Heckaman at 574-372-2340 by Dec. 7. The counties in this AREA are Elkhart, Kosciusko, Lake, LaPorte, Marshall, Porter, St. Joseph and Starke. 

Dec. 12: Crop insurance, property taxes and transportation are critical issues affecting agriculture and will be discussed when directors and delegates gather for the Iowa Soybean Assoc.’s annual meeting and policy conference in Ankeny, Iowa. To learn more about ISA, visit its website at

Dec. 11: Integrated Pest Management and Best Practices Workshop will take place at the Scott County Extension Office in Georgetown, Ky. For more information, contact Sarah Vanek at 859-257-1273 or 

Dec. 6: The Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Spring Hill, Tenn., will host the annual University of Tennessee Bull Test Station Open House beginning at 9:30 a.m. CST with an educational program that will cover hot topics in beef cattle production. Following the program, visitors can observe all the bulls participating in the performance tests. For details, visit or call 931-486-2129.

Editor’s Note: Coming Events is a free listing. The material presented is a cross-section of activities about which we know. Placement in Coming Events is on a space available basis and is up to the discretion of the Farm World staff.