Marion County Extension Office to Host Cattle in the Green Series

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Cattle in pasture near trees.

Registration is open for Cattle in the Green course.

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – Learn to financially analyze your livestock/farm operation in a different way to find more profit, eliminate money pits and lower your stress level. Sound too good to be true? Iowa State University extension beef specialist Patrick Wall would beg to differ.

“The Cattle in the Green series was developed to meet the needs of beef operations regardless of size,” he said. “We’ll talk about finances and operational decisions, and how to look for and use simple management changes for better results.”

The first four sessions are set for Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25 and March 1, with the final one to be scheduled later in the series. All will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Marion County Extension Office in Knoxville.  Because of the evening time, a light meal will be served.

Fee for the five-part series is $50 per person, to cover cost of printing the materials. Wall said couples and business partners are encouraged to attend because gaining multiple perspectives on the cattle operation is always more powerful when planning and making decisions. A commitment to attend all five sessions is requested because each class builds upon the information and discussion of the previous session.

See the program brochure, and be sure to register by the Feb. 8 deadline by calling the Marion County Extension office at 641-842-2014 or Lydia Dingeman at


The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University was established in 1996 with the goal of supporting the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. It comprises faculty and staff from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, and works to develop and deliver the latest research-based information regarding the beef cattle industry. For more information about IBC, visit

Patrick Wall, ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist, 515-450-7665,

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