Kansas State University’s 2012 Beef Conference – Thriving in the New Beef Economy, will be held Aug. 9 in Frick Auditorium of K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Manhattan.

“We’ve had an interesting year in the beef industry and we have an equally exciting lineup of topics and speakers for this year’s conference,” said Larry Hollis, veterinarian with K-State Research and Extension.

For the convenience of those who are not able to travel to Manhattan in person, the conference will be broadcast remotely to several sites around Kansas; El Dorado, Lucas, Parsons, Pratt and Wakeeney. 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. Early registration deadline is August 3. More information, including how to register for the webcasts or for in-person attendance, is available at KSUBeef.org or by phone (785-532-1280).