Producers in northeast Georgia are being invited to sign up for the Master Cattlemen’s Program to be held in Jackson County beginning Aug. 22 and ending Oct. 10.

The eight-session program will be held on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Topics covered during the eight classes will include nutrition, forages, herd health, reproduction, economics/marketing, beef quality assurance, parasites, facilities, sire selection and record keeping.

Speakers will include UGA Extension specialists and beef industry representatives from every area of beef cattle production.

Only two Master Cattlemen's Programs are offered statewide each year. The program will not be held again in northeast Georgia for at least two years.

The program is open to participants from surrounding counties and will be limited to the first 80 producers who sign up. The cost is $95, which includes the Master Cattlemen's notebook, a meal at all meetings and a steak dinner at the final session.

A certificate of completion and Master Cattlemen’s cap will be given to participants who attend six of the eight sessions. Participants will also receive Beef Quality Assurance certification.

The deadline to register for this session is Aug. 15.

For more information and to register, contact the Jackson County Extension office at (706) 367-6344.

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