Morgan County to host UGA Master Cattlemen’s Program
Each year the University of Georgia Beef Team and local Extension Offices offers two Master Cattlemen Programs in the state. The programs rotate among the four Cooperative Extension districts in Georgia. Later this summer the program will be conducted in Morgan County.
The Master Cattlemen program consist of seven weekly meetings (two hours each week) covering various topics related to beef cattle production. Program participants that attend five of the seven sessions will receive a certificate of completion plus receive BQA (Beef Quality Assurance) certification. University of Georgia staff (UGA Beef Team) presents the weekly programs. Each participate will receive a Master Cattlemen notebook, which has proven to be a very valuable resource for beef cattle producers.
The UGA Master Cattlemen Program will start Aug. 23 in Morgan County. This program will meet each Tuesday evening (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) through Oct. 4. The program is hosted by Jasper, Morgan, and Greene County Cooperative Extension Offices. Complete information including: Program Agenda, Registration Letter, and Registration Form can be found at the UGA Beef Team Web Site – ugabeef.caes.uga.edu – or by contacting the Cooperative Extension Offices in Jasper (706) 468-6479, Morgan (706) 342-2214, or Greene (706) 453-2083 counties. There is limited space (first 50 producers) for this upcoming program. There is an $85 charge for the course. This cost covers a copy of the Master Cattlemen’s notebook, refreshments at all meetings, a steak dinner at the final session, BQA certification plus a Master Cattlemen’s certification and cap. Complete the registration form and return it and the registration fee to the Morgan County Cooperative Extension Office at 440 Hancock Street, Madison, GA 30650 to register for the next upcoming UGA Master Cattlemen Program.
Printed in July 14, 2011 edition