SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The 90th Annual Greene County Soils and Crops Conference will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 and be held in the 2nd floor banquet room at Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, 6821 West Independence (Exit 70 off of I-44), Springfield, Mo.

“This conference is designed to provide research-based information and options to area agriculture producers that can help them make more informed and profitable decisions,” said Brie Menjoulet, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

Program topics and speakers include:

“What is a Good Lease” presented by Dr. Gordon Carriker, agriculture business specialist with MU Extension.

“Local Cattle Thefts and Trends” presented by Brian Atcher, detective with the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, and Mike Bracker, Investigator with Missouri Highway Patrol.

“Ride for the Brand: Thoughts on Animal Identification” presented by Andy McCorkill with MU Extension.

Program and cost-share updates from Greene County NRCS, FSA, and the Soil and Water Conservation District.

Registration will begin at 6:15 p.m. Desserts will be offered later in the evening during a break.

Pre-registration is needed by March 1. Registration forms can be found online and mailed to Greene County MU Extension in Springfield. Or, registration can also be done by calling the Greene County Extension Center at (417) 881-8909.

Sponsors for this event include Old Missouri Bank, Main Streets, Springfield Livestock Market and the Greene County Extension Council and Commissioners.


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