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K-State Ranching Summit

 K-State Ranching Summit

Wednesday August 15, 2018 • K-State Alumni Canter 

The KSU Beef Team is pleased to invite you to the 2018 K-State Ranching Summit, Aug. 15, 2018 at the Alumni Center in Manhattan, KS. The theme of the program is Beef 2030 – Pursuing technology, transparency and profitability.

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8:30 a.m   Registration

9:00 a.m.  Welcome, Goals

9:15 a.m.  Pursuing, adopting and leveraging technology
Mark Gardiner, Gardiner Angus, Ashland, KS

10 a.m. Managerial accounting: key numbers for ranch managers
Tyson Johnson, Sooner Cattle Co., Pawhuska, OK 

10:45 a.m.  Break Lunch (30 min)

11:15 a.m. What can we learn from consumer trends
Don Close, Rabo AgriFinance, St. Louis, MO

Noon  Response to morning session followed by Q & A
Matt Perrier, Dalebanks Angus, Eureka, KS

12:15 p.m.  Lunch

1:00 p.m.  Disruptive technologies and the Beef Industry
Tom Field, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

1:45 p.m.  A look at specific disruptive technologies
K-State Speakers

2:30 p.m.  Break

3:00 p.m.   A vision of the Beef Industry in 2030
John Butler, Innovative Livestock Services, Manhattan, KS

3:45 p.m.   Response to afternoon session followed by Q & A
Dale Blasi, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

4:00 p.m.   Adjourn

Early registration (by August 8) is $40 for individuals or $70 for two attendees from the same operation. Students are $20. Registration August 9 and later, including at the door, is $70, no discount offered for second attendee from same operation. Pre-registration is encouraged to accommodate catering.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn at the Campus under "K-State Ranching Summit."  Reservations must be made by July 20 to receive the rate of $99.95 plus tax.  Participants may make reservations directly with the hotel  at 785-539-7531 or online at www.holidayinn.com/universityks, using the group code RAN.





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