The Kansas Cattlemen's Association's annual convention and trade show will take place January 26-27, 2007 at the Grand Prairie Hotel and Convention Center in Hutchison. Convention sessions will include topics on such issues as agricultural terrorism, range management, mandatory price reporting, animal health, and the current trends in the cattle market. There will be plenty of time allocated to the trade show so that cattlemen have the opportunity to visit with vendors.
An abbreviated agenda follows:
Friday, January 26th
Noon – Registration and Trade Show Opens
1-3 p.m. Break Out Sessions
Range Management: Dr. Clenton Owensby - Kansas State University
Soil Conservation: Troy Munsch - USDA
Animal Health/Proper Vaccinations – TBA
Calcium and the Soil: Glenn Rabenberg - Genesis Soil Rite Calcium
3 p.m. Ag Terrorism: Dale Williams -
4 p.m. Mandatory Price Reporting: Brittany Koop - USDA
5 p.m. Silent Auction Begins/ Branding Party/Social
6 p.m. Banquet/Heifer Auction / Speaker TBA
10 p.m. Evening Entertainment
Saturday, January 27th
8-10 a.m. Break Out Sessions
Animal Diseases: Dr. Garry Brower - Fort Hays State University
Feedyard Specialist: Chris Reinhardt - Kansas State University
Market update: Brett Crotts - Schwieterman Inc.
Branding Techniques/Processes: Wanda Kinney - KCA Lobbyist
10:15 Negotiated Selling: Luke Schwieterman – Schwieterman Inc.
11:15 Animal I.D.: George Teagarden - KAHD
11: 45 Luncheon/ Silent Auction Winners Announced / Saddle Auction
2 p.m. Industry Issues - Mr. Leo McDonnell - R-CALF USA
3 p.m. Annual Meeting
5 p.m. Adjourn
For more information, log onto www.kansascattlemen.com or call the state office, (785) 539-6014.