The future looks bright for beef producers who convert low-cost grass into high-priced beef, says Scott Brown, economist at the University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute.

“Record beef prices are coming in the years ahead, according the mid-year baseline,” says Brown.

He’ll deliver that message during the annual meeting of the Missouri Forage and Grassland Council, set for Nov. 7-8 at Port Arrowhead in Lake Ozark. Other scheduled topics by university and USDA speakers include: the role of forages in the changing beef industry, the value of legumes in grass pastures, delayed weaning of fall-born steers, fertilizer economics and nutrient recycling.

A trade show will be open throughout the event. The full registration fee is $95 for council members plus $45 for spouses. Non-members pay $15 more. To register, call Joetta Roberts weekday mornings at 573-499-0886.