Farm Talk


July 31, 2012

K-State Beef Conference set Aug. 9

Parsons, Kansas — Kansas State University’s 2012 Beef Conference—Thriving in the New Beef Economy, will be held August 9 in Frick Auditorium of K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Manhattan or streamed live to Frontier Farm Credit in Parsons. The conference opens with a welcome by KSU Animal Science Department head Ken Odde at 8:50 a.m. and will wrap up in the afternoon.

Presentation topics and presenters at the conference will include:

•2012 Farm Bill and U.S. Economic Outlook: Impacts on the Kansas Ag Sector, Troy Dumler, K-State Extension Ag. economist

•Changes in the INS and OUTS of the cow business, Glynn Tonsor, Ph.D., K-State Ag. economist

•Creative feeding strategies, Justin Waggoner, Ph.D. K-State Beef Systems specialist

•Growing with a purpose in mind, Bob Weaber, Ph.D. K-State Cow/Calf specialist

•Planning with the end product in mind, Chip Ramsay, Rex Ranch

•Managing calves for profit, Warren Weibert, Decatur Co. Feedyard

•Weather patterns/Global warming and implications for Agriculture, Evelyn Browning- Garriss, climatologist

The fee to attend is $60 per person or $100 for two or more from the same operation., which will include a meal. Early registration deadline is August 3. More information and a registration form is available at or you can call the Altamont office of the Wildcat District at 620-784-5337.

For more information about this or other livestock topics you may call 620-784-5337 or you can email £

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