SEGMENT: FARM BUSINESS & FARM ORGANIZATIONS

David Seibert>LPL Interviews N-Z>LPL Interviews K-Z, Segment 9

SEGMENT: FARM BUSINESS & FARM ORGANIZATIONS,

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FARM BUSINESS
Beef cattle uses science today. Balanced feed. Artificial insemination (AI) big impact. Embryo transfer allows for more offspring per animal. Keeps a competitive edge.
FARM ORGANIZATIONS
The extension is suffering economic constraints. County offices - federal funding level, state funding loss to budget woes, next year funding will be 85 per cent. General revenue funds for education has decreased. 150 positions went to 90. Youth area 4-H programs, state fair programs are a source of pride for him. He coached livestock judging teams. Most rewarding is working with an operation that matures and develops the technology. He enjoyed travelling internationally, especially Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Ukraine. Makes Power Points to show to Illinois audiences.