New England Beef Farmers Invited to Participate in Skills Survey

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is surveying experienced beef-cattle producers in the Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont region. The survey is designed to identify and prioritize the specific knowledge and skill sets needed by entry-level beef cattle farmers, to help UMass and other regional universities and technical schools make sure that students are well-prepared for a solid and realistic entry into the beef industry. The voluntary, confidential, online survey takes about 20 minutes.