South Central Cattlemen’s Association July Meeting

The monthly meeting of the South Central Cattlemen’s Association (SCCA) was held on Thursday, July 29 at the Howell County Extension office in West Plains, MO. The meeting was catered by Olivia Walters with meat donated by Crow Farms.
SCCA President Janet Crow opened the meeting with information regarding the Missouri State Fair and encouraged members to volunteer at the Beef House on August 13th. Elizabeth Pickings read the minutes from the last meeting. Dan Corman motioned to approve the minutes and Kent Kelly seconded the motion. Jennifer Poor gave the financial report.
Following the approval of the minutes and financial reports, Janet reminded the group of the upcoming Checkoff board elections. She stated that ballots should be mailed out the week of
August 9 to all who are registered through the Missouri Department of Agriculture.
The group then listened to the Beltway Beef from NCBA podcast, “Tax Talk: NCBA Thanks Members of Congress For Fighting For Sound Tax Policy”. After the podcast, the group discussed upcoming policy issues that MCA is working on with our legislature and how the Stepped-Up Cost Basis will affect family farms.
Sarah Kenyon, Ph.D.(kenyons@missouri.edu), Field Specialist in Agronomy from the Howell County Extension office, then presented to the group about Fall Management, Things to Consider for 2021. She discussed the difference between Nitrates and Prussic Acid and how it affects field and forage. She also discussed when and how to establish fall forages. Sarah then moved on to invasive weeds and insects and how to eliminate or control them in our fields.
Jennifer Poor told the group about the upcoming MJCA Youth Industry Tour (August 27th-29th). She stated that there will be 2 Willow Springs High School students attending the tour.
Upcoming meeting dates are August TBD, September 23rd, & October 21st.
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