The 2004 Kansas State University Agricultural Lenders Conference will be held in two locations – Garden City on Oct. 27 and in Manhattan on Oct. 29. The program will be similar at both locations, said conference coordinator James Mintert, but having it in two places will make it easier for attendees to choose a date and location that is most convenient for them.

The Oct. 27 conference in Garden City will be held at the K-State Southwest Research-Extension Center at 4500 East Mary Street. The Oct. 29 conference in Manhattan will be at the K-State Alumni Center at the corner of Anderson Ave. and Denison on the K-State campus.

Registration at both events will begin at 8 a.m., with the program starting at 9 a.m. Conference features will include:

  • Ag Outlook for 2004-2005 - James Mintert, K-State professor and state extension leader in the Department of Agricultural Economics.
  • Economics of Preconditioning Calves - Kevin Dhuyvetter, professor and extension agricultural economist.
  • Rising Costs and Diminishing Water: Irrigation 2005 (Garden City) - Troy Dumler, southwest area extension agricultural economist.
  • High Steel and Energy Prices: Permanent or Temporary? (Manhattan) - Troy Dumler, southwest area extension agricultural economist.
  • What WTO Means for Future Farm Programs - Brad Lubben, northeast area extension agricultural economist.
  • Livestock Risk Protection (LRP): What Is It And How Does It Work? - Art Barnaby & James Mintert, professors in agricultural economics.

The registration fee is $60 if paid by Oct. 22 and $65 thereafter.

The fee includes coffee, juice and donuts at registration, and lunch.

For more information, interested persons can contact Mary Winnie in the K-State Department of Agricultural Economics at 785-532-1505, by e-mail at mwinnie@agecon.ksu.edu, or by mail at 344 Waters Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Ks. 66506-4026.