Kansas State University’s Animal Sciences and Industry Department will host Cattlemen’s Day 2023 on Friday, March 3 at Weber Hall in Manhattan. A highlight of this year’s event will be Jason Sawyer, East Foundation chief science officer, who will discuss Navigating the U.S. Carbon Market.
The program begins at 9:30 a.m. with K-State ASI Department Head Mike Day giving a department update followed by Sawyer’s presentation. The morning program will wrap up with Glynn Tonsor, K-State ag economics professor, giving a beef industry economic outlook.
“We’re excited to announce our 110th KSU Cattlemen’s Day speaker line-up,” says AJ Tarpoff, K-State associate professor and Cattlemen’s Day co-chairman. “Our annual program strives to address key issues and to provide current information that keeps our industry efficient and relevant.”
The day starts at 8 a.m. with refreshments, educational exhibits and a commercial trade show. Tarpoff adds, “This year we have numerous participants signed up for our allied industry trade show. Hosted on the floor in Weber Arena, the trade show provides a forum for the attendees to observe what’s new in the beef industry and network with key industry leaders.”
Lunch will be smoked brisket sponsored by U.S. Premium Beef and trade show exhibitors. Cajun-spiced catfish will also be available. The afternoon sessions will feature K-State faculty and industry presentations in Weber Hall 123, 146 and 111 discussing an array of topics, including:
- Strategies for Optimizing Cow Herd Reproduction with High Feed Costs — Sandy Johnson, K-State ASI extension beef specialist, Jason Warner, K-State ASI extension cow-calf specialist.
- Practical Solutions to Environmental Concerns — Logan Thompson, K-State ASI sustainable grazing specialist
- NBAF Update — Ken Burton, National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility deputy director
- Social Media Strategies/Tools — Scarlett Hagins, Kansas Livestock Association communication vice president
- Beef Sensory Update — Erin Beyer, K-State ASI doctorate student
- Weather Monitoring Tools for Agriculture: The Kansas Mesonet — Chip Redmond, meteorologist and manager of the Kansas Mesonet
The cost to attend Cattlemen’s Day 2023 is $25 if paid by February 24 or $35 at the door. There is no charge for students who pre-register. For more information and online registration, visit KSUBeef.org.
The 46th Annual Legacy Bull & Female Sale will begin at 4 p.m. at the Stanley Stout Center (2200 Denison Ave). Visit asi.ksu.edu/legacysale to learn more about this year’s offering and to request a sale catalog.
On March 2, the evening before Cattlemen’s Day, the Tom Perrier Family will be honored as the Stockman of the Year at the Annual Stockmen’s Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Stanley Stout Center. A separate registration is required for the dinner. Information can be found online at asi.ksu.edu/stockmensdinner.
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. K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity employer and provider. Kansas State University, County Extension Councils, Extension Districts, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperating.