Wisconsin extension offers beginning beef cow-calf online sessions


Cow and calf in pasture.


AMES Iowa  — Is beef production in your future? Whether you're new to beef production or perhaps a dairy producer considering adding or transitioning to cow-calf production, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension has a great opportunity for you. Iowa State University extension beef specialist Denise Schwab said the Beef Cow-Calf School for Beginners is a good option for anyone wanting to learn more about the beef business.

"Our colleagues at Wisconsin have put together this five-part online series focusing on vital topics from necessary veterinary skills to meeting cow-calf nutritional needs," she said. "The sessions are free, which makes it even better."

Sessions are set for March 19, March 21, March 26, April 2 and April 4, and all will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sessions will be recorded and those recordings and other resources will be available to registrants. A follow-up field day at a beef operation is planned later this year, and there may be a fee for that.

Although registration for the school is free, class size is limited and people must register online at  https://go.wisc.edu/6fr1x7 by March 11. All communications including providing course materials will be done through the email address provided during registration. For help with registration or other questions, please call  715-748-3327, ext. 1.


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 www.iowabeefcenter.org.

Denise Schwab, ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist, 319-721-9624, dschwab@iastate.edu


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