MANHATTAN, Kan. – If anyone knew about the marketing of livestock, it was Stanley Stout. The famed auctioneer, who passed away in 2006, will be honored March 1 when Kansas State University dedicates the new Stanley Stout Center in Manhattan as part of its 100th Cattlemen’s Day celebration.
The center will be home to the university’s annual Legacy Sale, which also occurs on March 1 this year in conjunction with Cattlemen’s Day. In addition to being home base for the sale, the center provides an all-weather location for hands-on courses involving animal evaluation, handling and management, said Ken Odde, head of K-State’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry. Video capabilities will allow off-site speakers to address an on-site audience or broadcast an event from campus to audiences around the world.
“The Stanley Stout Center will allow students to showcase the results of their talents and efforts in a state-of-the-art facility,” Odde said.
The ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony is planned for 3 p.m., just ahead of this year’s Legacy Sale, which begins at 4 p.m.
Cattlemen’s Day starts at 8 a.m. in K-State’s Weber Hall with a commercial trade show and educational exhibits. The program begins at 10 a.m. in Weber 123.
The day also features the launch of the Henry C. Gardiner Lecture Series. U.S. Premium Beef’s longtime chief executive officer, Steve Hunt, will be the inaugural speaker, addressing the topic, “Designing Meats and Meals.” Other Cattlemen’s Day topics and presenters include:
• Keeping Your Farm in the Family for the Next Generation – Ron Hanson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln;
• Cattle Market and Industry Short-Run Outlook and Long Term-Prospective – Ted Schroeder and Glynn Tonsor – K-State;
• Ammoniation: Stretching your Forage Supply – Dale Blasi and Justin Waggoner – K-State;
• To Clone a Dead Steer, As Long as It’s Not Too Dead – David Grieger, K-State;
• Beef Selection Systems to Meet Market Trends – Bob Weaber and Mike MacNeil – K-State;
• Heifer Development in a High Cost Environment – Sandy Johnson – K-State;
• Developing a Strategic Plan for Farm Family Succession – Ron Hanson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Producer Panel: Our Approach - moderated by Gregg Hadley, K-State;
• Is All Ground Beef Created Equally? – John Unruh, K-State.
More information and online registration is available at http://www.asi.ksu.edu/cattlemensday.