February 25 & March 4
The BEEF 509 program is designed to raise the awareness level about the food we produce, BEEF, and the reasons why it sometimes misses its mark with consumers’ palates and producers’ pocketbooks. It will take place on two consecutive Saturdays in February. The program will take place at the OSU Animal Sciences Building in Columbus. All the same information and activities from past 509 programs will be included. It will be critical to attend each session as participants will be assigned to teams that will work together for each day of the program. The live animal evaluation, auction and grid discussion will take place on on the first Saturday. Carcass grading and fabrication are among the activities planned for second Saturday. A maximum of 32 spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If interest in BEEF 509 exceeds the 32 spaces provided, names will be held and applicants notified of upcoming sessions. The program is the result of a partnership with the Ohio Beef Council, The Ohio State University Extension and The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences. These entities will be funding all remaining costs associated with the BEEF 509 program.