Ag Profitability Conference Feb. 14 at county fairgrounds

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What will the demand for energy and feedgrains have on the profitability of crop and livestock operations?

That will be the general theme of the 2007 Ag Profitability Conference set for 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro.

The K-State Research and Extension multi-county program will focus on energy and feed grain related topics affecting local farming and ranching enterprises.

Mike Woolverton, KSU marketing specialist, will talk at 10:30 a.m. about the demand for energy alternatives.

Following lunch, Rodney Jones, KSU ag economist, will be speak on cattle industry decisions in the face of high grain prices.”

Terry Kastens, KSU ag economist, will speak on the topic, “Biofuels: Here to stay, or a passing fad?” His presentation focuses on longer-term affects of energy on costs of operation including rents and land values.

Emprise Bank is underwriting the cost of the program including the noon meal.

To register, contact Rickey Roberts, Marion county extension agriculture agent, at 620-382-2325 or e-mail him at: rroberts@ksu.edu.

Participants can also sign up by calling Brad Bartel, Emprise Bank, at 620-947-3141, or by e-mailing him at bbartel@emprisebank.com.

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