Recently, Branson Bank and the University of Missouri Extension Office partnered together to host the “Beef Management Workshop,” offering agricultural information to over 100 local farmers at Forsyth High School’s new Performing Arts building. Branson Bank provided a warm dinner while area farmers, outdoorsmen, and veterinary professionals listened to University Professionals, Dr. Justin Sexton and Dr. Ron Plain.
Dr. Justin Sexton, State Beef Nutrition Specialist and Assistant Professor of Animal Science, spoke about “Winter Feeding of the Beef Herd.” Topics of his presentation included: how to supplement poor quality hay, how to prevent excessive waste, and using stockpiled fescue as a supplement. Additionally, Dr. Ron Plain, State Ag Business Specialist and Professor of Ag Economics spoke regarding the “Beef Market Outlook” including: opportunities to pay down debt and retention of heifers.
“As a community bank, we look for ways to give back to our friends and neighbors,” said Dean Harmon, Executive Vice President at Branson Bank. “We will continue to support the community, utilizing the resources made available to us by great partners including the Missouri Extension Office, as well as, providing the financial assistance necessary to help our neighbors grow and prosper.”
If you are interested in attending events like this in the future, please contact Halley Fleming at Branson Bank, (417) 334-9696.