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Cow/Calf Days are Feb. 9 in Glenwood

ST. PAUL -- The University of Minnesota Extension Beef Team will host the 2010 Minnesota Beef Cow/Calf Days at 10 locations across Minnesota, including an event Feb. 9 at the Minnewaska House in Glenwood. The winter programs are designed for cow and calf producers.

Each year, topics presented at Cow/Calf Days are selected based on producer surveys and on current issues related to the beef industry.

Topics will include current Beef Team research and education updates, what's to know about grazing systems, with Paul Peterson, the basics and cost of developing heifers, with Dan Larson, Great Plains Livestock Consulting Inc., and the economics behind the cow, with Ryon Walker of the Extension Beef Team. The event will also include a panel discussion on keeping the younger generation in the beef business, with invited speakers and beef producers.

The Glenwood event is from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Kandiyohi County Extension at 320-231-7890 for more information.