The Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, along with Marion, Harvey and McPherson county extension councils, are co-sponsoring a profitability conference for beef producers from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Engine Club Building in Goessel.
Glynn Tonsor, assistant professor of agricultural economics with emphasis in livestock extension, will provide a beef cattle profitability outlook.
Kevin Dhuyvetter, professor and extension agricultural economist, will present some decision-making tools to determine when it is time to build the cow herd.
KC Olson, associate professor of cow-calf nutrition and management, will give a presentation on “Matching Grass to Calving.” A producer panel will highlight the feedlot perspective and the issue of building value in the calf crop.
A catered lunch will be served at the conference. The registration cost is $10. People can RSVP by calling 620-382-2325 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.