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K-State's Winter Ranch Management Series Scheduled for February

The seminar series will focus on management, nutrition and implant management for beef producers and allow producers to ask questions of their local, district and state extension specialists.


MANHATTAN, Kan. – Calfhood implants will be just one of the topics for the 2022 Kansas State University Winter Ranch Management Seminar Series. Hosted by four areas across the state of Kansas, the meetings will feature presentations and comments by extension educators to enhance management strategies employed by cow-calf producers. 

The meetings will also feature a popular “town hall” style question-and-answer session between Kansas cattle producers and extension specialists. “The series has a history of being a successful stretch of meetings, which are hosted throughout the state of Kansas,” says Dale Blasi, K-State extension specialist. 

Topics may slightly vary per location, with options including bull management considerations, historical cattle feeding trends and beef cattle implant strategies. The sessions will focus on enhancing profit in beef production. All four sessions will conclude with the town hall session. 

State, district, and local extension staff, will take part in the series to help answer producers’ questions. “The Winter Ranch Management series provides another great opportunity for state and local specialists to take our expertise out in the country for a series of impactful meetings,” Blasi adds. “Our extension team has a breadth of experience in beef cattle management, reproduction, genetics, animal health and nutrition. We’re here to help solve and prevent production problems with reliable information.”


2022 Winter Ranch Management Locations/Contacts:


1. Hays

Hosted by:  Midway, Cottonwood, Central Kansas, and Post Rock districts

Date: Tuesday, February 8; 5 – 8 p.m.

Location: K-State Research & Extension Center, 1232 240th Ave., Hays, KS 67601

RSVP by February 1 to: Alicia Boor, 620-793-1910; aboor@ksu.edu


2.  Council Grove

Hosted by: Flint Hills Extension District, Riley, and Geary counties

Date: Thursday, February 10; 5 – 8 p.m. 

Location: Morris County Community Building, 612 US-56 Highway, Council Grove, KS 67601

RSVP by February 4 to: Shannon Spencer, 620-767-5136; spspencer@ksu.edu


3.  Randolph

Hosted by: Pottawatomie, Riley, Marshall, and Geary Counties

Date: Tuesday, February 15; 5 – 8 p.m. 

Location: Blue Valley High School Ag Ed Center, 2 Ram Way, Randolph, KS 66554

RSVP by February 9 to: Shannon Blocker, 785-437-3319; sblocker@ksu.edu


4.  Oakley

Hosted by: Golden Prairie District, Thomas and Rawlins Counties

Date: Thursday, February 24; 5 – 8 p.m. 

Location:  Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, 3083 US 83, Oakley, KS 67748

RSVP by February 17 to: Kelsi Wertz, 785-673-4805; kjwertz@ksu.edu


Registration fees vary by location. Participants are asked to RSVP for a selected location by one week prior to the event. Interested participants should contact their local host contact for registration and RSVP details. More information about the K-State Winter Ranch Management Seminar Series is available at KSUBeef.org.



The Kansas State University Animal Sciences and Industry department serves students, livestock producers and the animal and food industries through teaching, research and education. The K-State ASI department prepares students for careers in the animal and food industries. The curriculum includes the study of nutrition, reproduction, genetics, behavior, meat science, food science with production, management, and agribusiness skills. For more about the K-State's ASI department visit asi.ksu.edu.


K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.