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Extension Education

Zachary Erwin
Livestock Specialist


The Missouri Livestock Symposium is an annual educational program that attracts participants from throughout Missouri and beyond. It is recognized nationally as an outstanding program that targets agricultural producers and landowners. The main objectives of the Missouri Livestock Symposium are: 1) To provide educational opportunities for livestock producers and landowners representing all species of livestock, forages, and renewable resources 2) Provide the latest information on important agricultural issues and research that is practical, applicable, and can be implemented by producers and landowners; 3) Promote the adoption of best management practices that are economically and environmentally beneficial; 4) Evaluate programs to monitor change that results from Symposium programming; 5) Coordinate important educational information and programming consistent with the goals and objectives of the various agencies, educational institutions, and others that provide leadership and direction to the agriculture industries. The 2013 Missouri Livestock Symposium drew over 1,600 attendees from 62 of 114 Missouri counties and seven states. Curricula includes workshops led by nationally known speakers in the areas of horses, beef, sheep, stock dogs, meat goats, forages, around the home, small poultry production and farm continuation planning. Program evaluations indicate 82-91% of session attendees intend to adopt best management practices presented in the respective management tracts. The Missouri Livestock Symposium features a true multi-disciplinary and cross-agency approach to program planning with a committee consisting of producers, Extension specialists, University researchers and governmental liaisons.


Poster has NOT been presented at any previous NACAA AM/PIC

This poster is being submitted for judging. It will be displayed at the AM/PIC if not selected as a State winner. The abstract will be published in the proceedings.

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Authors: Z. Erwin, K. Devlin
  1. Erwin, Z. Livestock Specialist, UNIVERISTY OF MO EXTENSION, Missouri, 63501
  2. Devlin, K. Agricultural Business Specialist, UNIVERSITY OF MO EXTENSION, Missouri, 63537