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Livestock Track


Wednesday, January 23, 2019


WEDNESDAY
2:50 PM - 3:45 PM

Goat & Free-Range Chicken Farming

Pesticide License Recertification Credits – 0.5

This presentation will focus on Improving general management practices to ensure a successful small ruminant and backyard poultry operation.

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Lee Van Vlake, Clemson University, Area Livestock & Forages Agent

Received his Bachelor's Degree in 2004 from Clemson University in Animal Science.  In 2012 he received his Masters Degree also from Clemson University in Agricultural Education.  He has worked for Clemson University for 13 years served as a Area Livestock and Forages in the Pee Dee Region.  

 
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Amber Starnes – Clemson University, Area Livestock & Forages Agent

Received her Bachelor's Degree in 2008 from Coker College in Biology.  In 2010 she received her Masters Degree in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas.  She has worked for Clemson University for 6 years serving as Area Livestock and Forages Agent in the Pee Dee Region.


Thursday, January 24, 2019


Thursday
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Crop Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Soil Fertility
CAMM Training - 2 Credit Hours

The presentation will discuss animal manure nutrient concentrations and the need for efficient utilization of those nutrients.  Manure values based on current fertilizer prices, proper manure sampling procedures, and correct manure application rates based on crop needs will be presented.

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Bryan Smith, Clemson University

Bryan Smith is the chair of the SC Confined Animal Manure Managers Program, which is a required program for all SC confined animal facility owners. He is also the County Coordinator for the Laurens County Extension Office, and the Laurens County Master Gardener Program coordinator. His interests include animal manure management, livestock watering systems, and commercial, residential, and agricultural irrigation systems. His degrees include a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from Clemson University and a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of South Carolina.  Bryan was born on a family farm and still operates a small commercial beef cattle operation with his father.

 
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Lee Van Vlake – Clemson University, Area Livestock & Forages Agent

Received his Bachelor's Degree in 2004 from Clemson University in Animal Science.  In 2012 he received his Masters Degree also from Clemson University in Agricultural Education.  He has worked for Clemson University for 13 years served as a Area Livestock and Forages in the Pee Dee Region.  

For CAMM Conference Registration and Information, please contact:
Bryan Smith
CAMM Program Coordinator
864-984-2514 ext 112
wsmth@clemson.edu


THURSDAY
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch ‘n Learn:  The Story of Yon Family Farms

Enjoy lunch while you connect with the Sunbelt Southeastern Farmer of the Year, Kevin Yon and family members. Kevin will be sharing his family story and key components of his successful Angus seedstock herds. Grab your lunch (Cost $10.00) and then join us for an engaging and informative Lunch ‘n Learn.

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Kevin Yon, Sunbelt Southeastern Farmer of the Year/Beef Producer

A son and grandson of sharecroppers, first generation Angus breeder Kevin Yon and his family from Ridge Spring, S.C., have established Yon Family Farms as one of the best Angus seedstock herds in the nation. Yon is a leader in the beef industry and in Angus organizations.

As a result of his success as a beef producer, Yon has been selected as state winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. He joins nine other individuals as finalists for the overall award that will be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Sunbelt Expo farm show in Moultrie, Ga.

The Yon farm encompasses some 4,258 acres with 2,515 acres of rented land and 1,743 acres of owned land.