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JCLA Livestock Expo scheduled for Jan. 31

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Now in it's 24th year, the Expo offers area producers a trade show of commercial products. Vendors will be available showcasing the newest animal health products and livestock equipment. The doors are open at 1 p.m. Afternoon sessions will include: Ed McClintock, farrier, will be doing a hot and cold shoeing demonstration; Dr. Tim Parks, Heartland Vet Clinic will be discussing "Calving Season Strategies and Care of the Calf." David McAffee, FSA executive director of the Farm Service Agency will be having a session on what the new farm bill offers livestock producers. There is no charge for the daytime program.

The evening program begins with the steak dinner, featuring a 10 ounce grilled steak dinner with all the fixings. There will be a western wear fashion show by Bar S Tack Shop and music by Dara and Gerod Conley. The guest speaker is Cyndi Young, farm director and manager of Brownfield Ag News.

Young grew up on the family farm near Winchester, Ill. She was active in 4-H and FFA. As an agriculture education major, with an emphasis in animal science at Western Illinois University, her goal was to promote the beef industry. Her broadcasting career began in 1985. She has worked for Oklahoma Agrinet, and was Farm Director for WTAX Springfield, Ill. She joined Brownfield as Regional Farm Director in 1997, in October 2001 was promoted to farm director and manager.

Young has traveled extensively throughout the United States and to 15 different countries covering agriculture for Midwestern farmers. Her work has earned her dozens of honors from ag groups and associations. She was recognized as Farm Broadcaster of the Year for the nation in 1997 and currently serves as vice president for the National Association of Farm Broadcasters Foundation.

Brownfield, founded in 1972, includes America's largest ag radio network, providing commodity and livestock reports, agribusiness news and other feature programming to 300 radio stations across the Midwest.

Following the meeting, there will be a dance, music provided by Silver Bullets. Tickets are available at the Holton Extension office for $15, or $18 at the door.

Tickets may also be purchased from the JCLA Directors: Chase Bontrager, Brad McAllister, Jim Schumann, Jason Smith, Kyle Ingels, Annette Schreiber, Stacy McClintock, Kenny Wege and Randy Pool.

1/26/09
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Date: 1/22/09



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