The Beef Cattle Clearinghouse Community of Practice (CoP) is a national website whose target audiences are producers, extension educators, and clientele with beef cattle interest. The goal of the CoP is to provide on-demand access to unbiased, research-based information via the Internet. This national effort allows for expertise to engage with clientele using the Beef Cattle Clearinghouse website. Beef cattle production systems vary tremendously across the United States due to the wide variety of resources available. Input into the Beef Cattle Clearinghouse website from a large number of faculty members from universities throughout the United States is imperative for the success of this educational effort.
The website functionalities consist of:
- Cattle Questions (FAQs): Questions developed and answered by experts.
- Beef Pros (Ask the Expert): Visitors can ask a question that will be answered by a specialist.
- Beef Trains (Learning Modules): Learning modules are online learning opportunities that teach management techniques to producers that influence their profit potential.
- Beef Tips (Timely Topics or articles): These are short, concise articles on current issues and management strategies to address key issues.
Meet the leaders of the Beef Cattle Clearinghouse Community: Member List