SCOTT CITY, Kan. – Kansas State University will host its K-State Cattle Feeders College May 9 at the Scott County Fairgrounds William Carpenter 4-H Building in Scott City, Kan.

The educational event, focused on the cattle feeding industry, begins with registration at 5 p.m. and a sponsored dinner at 5:30 p.m.

The evening, which is free for the public to attend, features the “Top Hand Cattle Feeding Industry Employee Awards,” designed to recognize outstanding feedlot employees. Registration for the event and nominations (100 words or less) for the “Top Hand” awards are due by May 3 via email to Justin Waggoner, K-State Extension beef systems specialist at or by phone at 620-275-9164.

Presentations include an “Economic Outlook – The Current Feeder Situation; Indicators and Implications” by Glynn Tonsor, K-State extension agricultural economist.

Attendees can participate in either the Cattle Crew Session or the Mill and Maintenance Crew Session.

The Cattle Crew Session offers:

• Trimming and Shoeing the Equine Foot (demonstration) – Vince Vesely, American Farriers Association examiner and certified journeyman farrier, Silver City, N.M.

• Management of High Health Risk Cattle – Dan Thomson, Jones Professor of Production Medicine, K-State College of Veterinary Medicine, Manhattan, Kan.

The Mill and Maintenance Crew Session offers:

• Feed Mixer Technology – Mark Cooksey, Roto-Mix LLC, Dodge City, Kan.

• Truck Service and Maintenance – Mark Holderness, Dodge City International, Dodge City, Kan.

More information about the event and how to submit nominations for the “Top Hand” awards is available at