Virginia Tech and the American Simmental Association (ASA) will host an afternoon and evening of activities at the Virginia Simmental Field Day, October 6, 2010, at the Culpeper Ag Enterprises, Culpeper, VA. Field day hosts, sponsors and featured speakers will focus on "The Value of Crossbreeding in the Beef Business".
Activities will begin at 3:00 pm and will conclude by 8:30 pm. The day will include a cattle display, dinner and an educational program. Dr. Wade Shafer from the American Simmental Association will lead off the evening presenting "The Genetic Tools for Profit". Dr. Tom Field, NCBA, will present "Virginia Cattle, American Beef, the World's Food"; and Dr. Scott Greiner, VA Tech, will end the day’s educational program with a Breeder Panel discussing "The Value of Crossbreeding to Virginia Cattle Producers."
All beef producers and allied industry professionals are invited to attend the Virginia Field Day. There is no fee to attend the events; however, in order to plan for meals, we encourage you to contact the American Simmental Association at 406-587-4531, or email@example.com.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Alan L. Grant, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Jewel E. Hairston, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg.
August 11, 2010