WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Purdue Extension will offer its “Beef 101” class starting Monday, Nov. 4.
The first class will serve as an introduction to the beef industry and management principles. During this time, class materials will be distributed and people will begin to develop their network with other class participants, said a news release from the Kosciusko County Purdue Extension.
Class sessions will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Warsaw at the Purdue Extension Office located in the County Annex at 202 West Main Street.
Kelly Heckaman, Local Extension Educator and a state veterinarian along with current beef producers will facilitate instruction.
The early bird fee for this training is $100 for up to two individuals from the same operation and $25 for additional individuals from the same operation if received by Oct. 29. This includes the cost for program supplies and reference materials. Class participants are encouraged to keep these materials. Participants are expected to attend all the class sessions.
The “Beef 101” classes will also be supplemented by outside class learning opportunities. Visits will be scheduled with experienced beef producers so participants can see what they are learning in action. Additional online sources will be utilized to enhance participants’ skills and learning about the beef industry.
After completing the “Beef 101” program, participants should have an above-average understanding of the beef industry in Indiana and possess knowledge of successful management styles that can be incorporated into starting up or building their current beef operations.
Those interested in participating in “Beef 101” or have questions, should contact the Kosciusko County Extension Office at (574) 372-2340 or visit the county website at www.extension.purdue.edu/kosciusko. Registrations are due by Oct. 29.