The agricultural dinner meeting is slated for Jan. 13 at the Belington Fire Department. This event will start with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker will be Steve Radakovich.
Radakovich will be speaking on Low Cost Cow-Calf Systems. He and his wife, Penny, own and manage Radakovich Cattle Co. (RCC), a family operation consisting of Seedstock Angus and Composite cattle located in Iowa, and Nebraska. RCC puts heavy selection pressure on adaptability and merchandises 100-plus forage raised bulls per year.
Radakovich is recognized as a hands-on stockman and has judged most major shows throughout the United States and several inter-breed shows in foreign countries.
Radakovich is very active in collegiate beef selection contests and played a major role in incorporating the use of objective data and scenarios in college judging contests. Australian junior programs have also adopted the use of objective data and scenario analysis.
Radakovich has addressed educational seminars and banquets in nearly every state in the Union and has been on speaking tours through Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, Zimbabwe and Great Britain. His papers have been published in livestock magazines in the United States and internationally. He is a past president of Beef Improvement Federation (BIF), recipient of Iowa State University Hall of Fame Award, Iowa Seedstock Producer of the Year and BIF Continuing Service Award.
The dinner will cost $5 per person and reservations should be made by Jan. 7 by calling either the Tygarts Valley Conservation District at 304-457-3026 or your local county West Virginia University Extension Service office. There is no charge to attend only the program.