Here is your chance to tell the story of individuals who make Kansas the best place to feed cattle in the nation. The “Top Hand” Cattle Feeding Industry Employee Awards are being presented by K-State Research and Extension, The Beef Cattle Institute and Intervet Schering Plough Animal Health in conjunction with the K-State Cattle Feeders College. Top hands will be recognized in both the cattle and milling/maintenance divisions. A representative of the nominating feedyard and the award recipient must be present at the K-State Cattle Feeders College to accept the awards.

This is a great opportunity to honor those “Top Hands” who symbolize the values of hard work, honesty, reliability, integrity and animal stewardship that the Kansas Cattle Feeding Industry was built on.

To nominate an employee, please tell us what makes these individuals stand out from the herd in 100 words or less. Nominations are due by May 1, 2010 to Justin Waggoner and may be sent via e-mail ( or by regular mail to Dr Justin Waggoner, K-State Extension Beef Systems Specialist, 4500 E. Mary Street, Garden City, KS 67846.