The Risk and Profit Conference will be held Aug. 20-21, 2009, at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan, Kan., and is designed to give agricultural producers and affiliated businesses a competitive edge in their operations. Presentations on farm management, technology, marketing and policy issues in agriculture are scheduled by the Department of Agricultural Economics faculty and specialists.  

The conference will begin Thursday, Aug. 20, with a trade show of displays and information by vendors specializing in goods and services for producers and agribusinesses, followed by the first keynote speaker at lunch on Thursday. Breakout sessions will take place in the afternoon, with an evening speaker following.  

After breakfast, Friday morning’s general session will feature Extension marketing specialist James Mintert who will share his Livestock Outlook, and Mike Woolverton will offer his Grain Outlook. Breakout sessions with numerous contemporary and relevant topics will take place on Thursday afternoon, Friday morning and Friday afternoon. Attendees may choose up to eight of these sessions. The conference concludes late Friday afternoon.  

For more information, contact Rich Llewelyn at (785 ) 532-1504.