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Texas A&M AgriLife—
COLLEGE STATION—For the first time since its creation in 1993, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Aggie Beef 706 program will be held virtually. Ranchers, educators and allied business people are invited to learn the same valuable concepts traditionally taught in Beef 706.
Participants will attend three successive night sessions from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., Aug. 11-13. The event is free but does require advance registration, regardless of how many sessions attended.
“This Virtual Aggie Beef 706 will teach producers about the food side of their industry,” said Dan Hale, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension associate director and meat specialist, College Station.
“Cattlemen do a great job of raising cattle,” he added. “But a lot of times they sell those animals, and they don’t have any idea what happens to them after they leave the ranch or leave the feed yard. This gives them a better idea of where value continues to go as the animal moves through the beef value chain from market-finish steer to boxed beef.”
Presenters for the three days include Hale and Jason Cleere, Davey Griffin, Ron Gill and Joe Paschal, all Ph.D.s and AgriLife Extension specialists with Texas A&M University’s Department of Animal Science. Rick Machen, Ph.D., with the King Ranch Institute, which is part of Texas A&M at Kingsville, will also participate.