Identifying opportunities during challenging times is the theme of this year’s Robert E. Taylor Beef Symposium, to be held Dec. 5 and 6 at the Agriculture Research Development and Education Center, or ARDEC, in Fort Collins. The event is hosted by Colorado State’s Department of Animal Sciences and the student Seedstock Merchandising Team.
The 2006 Taylor Beef Symposium will begin with a reception and discussion on the ethanol industry in Colorado and the future of ethanol and renewable energy. Terry Engle and Shawn Archibeque, both animal science faculty members at Colorado State, will explore the effect of the ethanol boom on the beef cattle industry.
The symposium will highlight many of the challenges confronting beef producers, including presentations on food systems and the opportunities of verification, how the King Ranch Institute’s Balanced Scorecard approach works, holistic management and a forecast for the cattle market.
Program details and registration information for the Robert E. Taylor Symposium can be found at www.csubeef.com or by calling Tom Field, (970) 491-6642. Pre-registration deadline is Dec. 1. Registration covers reception, breakfast and lunch.