COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri dairy grazing conference in July is moving to Springfield after the deadly Joplin tornado.

The biennial Missouri Dairy Grazing Conference takes place July 6-8 at the Springfield Expo Center. The original Joplin meeting site was not damaged but is being used for recovery efforts. Organizers say dairy farms on the conference tour were also undamaged by the severe weather.

The conference is designed for dairy farmers looking at grass feed as an affordable replacement for grain.

More information is available online at http://agebb.missouri.ed/dairy .

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