Northern Tier Beef Producer Meetings Planned

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The Penn State Extension Livestock Team and the Pennsylvania Beef Producer Working Group are planning a series of three beef producer meetings across the northern tier counties of Tioga, Bradford, and Susquehanna in April.

The meetings will be Tuesday, April 9 at the Tokishi Center, 124 Nypum Drive, Wellsboro; Wednesday, April 10 at the Towanda Gun Club, 164 Gun Club Lane, Towanda; and Thursday, April 11 at the Montrose Library, 458 High School Road, Montrose. Each meeting will run from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. There is no charge to attend, but interested persons are asked to register by calling 877-345-0691.

Guest speakers for each evening will be extension educators Dustin Heeter and Dave Hartman.  Dustin is a long-term Penn State Extension livestock team member based in Westmoreland County.  He also is owner/operator of a cow/calf farm. The title of Dustin’s presentation will be Beef Cow Breeding and Selection: considering form and function. 

Dave Hartman is a veteran ag extension educator and is also a member of the Penn State Extension livestock team.  He is based in Lycoming County. Dave is owner/operator of a grass-finishing beef and sheep farm.  The title of Dave’s presentation will be Managing the Spring Flush in Cool-Season Pastures: and managing to avoid the spring flush. 

The meetings are open to any interested persons. Questions can be directed to Dave Hartman at or 570-433-3040. 

The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Dave Hartman at or 570-433-3040 in advance of your participation or visit.

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