KIRKSVILLE, Mo. -- Nationally-known speakers will be featured at the Missouri Livestock Symposium, slated for Friday and Saturday in Kirksville.
Session topics include beef, horses, sheep, market goats, forages, stock dogs and farm succession planning. A farm-related trade show and classic tractor display will be available.
All events will be held at William Matthew Middle School, 1515 S. Cottage Grove. Hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
No fees or advance registration are required.
Free meals include a beef dinner at 6 p.m. Friday and a governor's style luncheon Saturday. Meals are coordinated by the Missouri Department of Agriculture and sponsored by Missouri commodity groups.
Friday night's keynote speaker Tony Clayton of Clayton Agri-Marketing Inc. will highlight "In Exporting, I Have Seen the Enemy and He is Us."
Friday night awards will be presented to Dr. Fon Owings, Unionville, for Livestock Person of the Year and Joe Koenen, University of Missouri Extension agribusiness specialist, for Agriculture Educator of the Year.
A complete agenda and more information are available online at missourilivestock.com and by calling the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866.