The 65th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is set for Aug. 5-7 at Texas A&M University in College Station.
The general session on Aug. 5 will focus on opportunities and challenges in the cattle business.
Other general session topics include beef consumer trends at the grocery store and branded beef programs. An extended weather outlook is also scheduled.
The short course is the largest beef cattle educational event in the country and attracts more than 2,000 beef cattle producers from Texas and abroad, Dr. Jason Cleere said. It is hosted by AgriLife Extension and the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M. Capital Farm Credit is the premier sponsor of this year’s event.
The short course also features 22 sessions covering basic practices, new technologies and other important industry topics. These sessions provide participants an opportunity to choose workshops based on their level of production experience and the needs of their ranch, Cleere said.
Participants can earn at least nine Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide continuing education units if they are already licensed and 14 veterinarian continuing education credits, Cleere added.
An industry trade show, featuring more than 130 agricultural businesses and service exhibits, will also be held during the event.
Registration is $210 and covers all meals, including the prime rib dinner, breaks and printed materials.
Through the application of science-based knowledge, AgriLife Extension creates high-quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change.