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Meeting to focus on Internet sales of cattle

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Agriculture News by Kim Strohmeier

A revolution in marketing has been taking place over the last several years in all means of commerce throughout the world. The cattle business has not been an exception.
The matter of Internet sales will be the topic of the upcoming Cattlemen’s Association meeting. The speaker will be Jeremy Shryock, representative with Bluegrass Stockyards of Lexington.
The meeting will be held March 5, starting at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Owen County Extension Office.
All Owen County cattlemen and their families are invited to attend. As a meal is being provided, please call the extension office at 484-5703 for reservations by this Friday afternoon.

Owen Co. annual farm marketing conference
As farmers look to diversify their operation with enterprises that would be considered non-traditional, they are challenged to figure out how is the best way to market the product they are selling.
This year’s farm marketing conference will focus on a number of possible marketing opportunities within the region. The conference will be held March 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Elk Creek Winery. Pre-registration is needed and lunch will be provided.

Tobacco production update
An update meeting is scheduled for those planning on raising tobacco this coming year. Topics will focus on new varieties, fertilizer application, managing diseases and suggested good agricultural practices.
The meeting will be held March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jonesville Firehouse. A chili supper will be provided, so pre-registration is needed from the Grant County Extension Office (859- 824-3355.)

Grain production meeting
Grain prices over the last few years have prompted many farmers to start raising corn and soybean crops. In recent years, these have not been crops that many have considered, and many local farmers are not aware of a lot of new research and good agricultural practices that are considered common knowledge in more traditional grain-producing areas.
To address some of these topics, a meeting has been scheduled March 27, at 7 p.m. at the Gallatin County Extension Office, just west of Warsaw.
If you have just started raising a grain crop in the past few years, consider making plans to attend this meeting.