Nov 07, 2022

BOOR: Central Kansas Beef Summit to be held in Salina

Posted Nov 07, 2022 10:00 PM
written by: Alicia Boor - Cottonwood Extension District
written by: Alicia Boor - Cottonwood Extension District

Make plans to attend the Central Kansas Beef Summit on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022, from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. The event will be highlighted by a Weather Summary & Outlook by Chip Redmond, Kansas Mesonet; a presentation on Managing Pastureland and Grassland through Drought by Doug Spencer, NRCS; and a Market Outlook and Update from K-State specialist, Dr. Glynn Tonsor.   

In addition to the speakers, the program will offer breakout sessions where attendees can pick and choose which topics apply to them. This year’s topics will be an Introduction of the Office of Farm and Ranch Transition by Ashlee Westerhold, KSU, Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) & Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) policy by Dr. Jennifer Ifft, KSU, and Blue Green Algae by Dr. Jow Gerken, KSU.   

We will end the program with our Crisis Management panel. Hear from livestock producers impacted by 2021 fires, industry representatives, and media personnel speak on topics relating to crisis management, emergency preparedness, and utilizing your resources in times of need.   

The field day, held in Salina, Kansas at the Saline Co Livestock & Expo Center 4H Building, will be a collaboration among numerous K-State Research and Extension districts and will give producers a better chance to not only hear from industry leaders, but to also take part in conversation with one another.   

RSVP today to make sure you get a plate of delicious lunch. The cost to attend is $10 if you register by November 22nd, otherwise late registration is $15. For more information, or to register, visit or call Alicia Boor at 620-793-1910 or by email at [email protected] This event has been generously sponsored by several agribusinesses in collaboration with K-State Research and Extension Districts, Central KS, Cottonwood, Midway, River Valley, Phillips/Rooks, and Post Rock.   

Please direct any questions to Alicia Boor at 620-793-1910. We look forward to having you there!   

 Alicia Boor is an Agriculture and Natural Resources agent in the Cottonwood District (which includes Barton and Ellis counties) for K-State Research and Extension. You can contact her by e-mail at [email protected] or calling 620-793-1910.