COVID-19 West Region Beef Cattle Marketing program

Staff Writer
Brownwood Bulletin
Scott Anderson

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is hosting a COVID-19 West Region Beef Cattle Marketing program on June 17, 2020. The program will be virtual through Zoom. How to Attend:

Join Zoom Meeting at or call 346-248-7799 and enter Meeting ID: 969 7095 3651.

The program will begin at 11 a.m. There is no fee required to join.

The topic of the program is: Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Update and the speaker is Dr. Bart Fischer, Co-director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University.

For more information contact Scott Anderson at 325-646-0386 or by email


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