5-State Beef Conference set for Nov. 13

Ranch management, climate variability, research updates and more planned

Kansas State University is teaming up with several other universities to present the 5-State Beef Conference on Nov. 13 at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds in Greensburg, Kansas.

Registration at the fairgrounds, 720 N. Bay St. in Greensburg, begins at 2:30 p.m., with conference sessions planned for 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pre-registration, by calling 620-723-2156, is requested for an accurate meal count.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Key Performance Indicators: Determining Where Your Ranch Excels (or not)—Stan Bevers, Ranch KPI, Vernon Texas.
  • Values and Rental Rates for Agricultural Land—Mykel Taylor, Kansas State University.
  • A Historical Look at Climate Variability in the Great Plains—Impacts on Agriculture—Jeff Basara, Oklahoma State University.
  • Keys to Profitability in Stocker Production—Paul Beck, Oklahoma State University.
  • Research Updates—Stacey Gunter, USDA/ARS, Southern Plains Range Research Station; Ryan Reuter, Oklahoma State University; and Dale Blasi, Kansas State University.

The 5-State Beef Conference is a collaboration of K-State Research and Extension, Oklahoma State University Extension, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, and New Mexico State University Extension.