2010 Area XI beef meeting to be held on Jan. 6

Producers can get a head start for calving season by listening to advice from an area expert.

The 2010 Area XI beef meeting, hosted by the Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) and Purdue University Exten-sion, will take place on Jan. 6. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Columbia City at the Eagle's Nest on 125 S. Glen Trail.

The meeting will fea-ture food and informa-tion on beef issues. IBCA will provide an update on policy and programs, and Dr. Bruce Lamb, a veterinarian with the Indiana Board of Animal Health, will share a presentation entitled, "Are you expecting? A discussion on preparing for the calving season."

To attend the meeting, please RSVP by calling the Huntington County Extension Office by Jan. 4. Counties in Area XI include Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley.

For more information, contact Ed Farris, Agriculture and Natural Resource Educator, Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office, 354 N. Jefferson, Suite 202, Huntington by calling 358-4826.