Purdue Extension is offering a beef basics program that will be held in eight virtual sessions on Tuesday nights starting Feb. 8 and ending March 29.
Each session will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Topics include an overview of the beef cattle industry, animal behavior, stockmanship and facilities; beef cattle health, forages and nutrition; and beef cattle genetic selection and reproduction.
Agriculture teachers that choose to complete this program will receive a certificate for up to 16 hours of PGPS for professional development. Participants will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills related to beef cattle management and establish good recordkeeping habits.
Purdue University professors and extension specialists and educators will lead each of the eight sessions.
The cost of the program for beginning beef producers (five years of experience or less) or anyone considering starting a beef cattle operation is $50.
To register by the Feb. 1 deadline, visit tinyurl.com/wwvba92w.