Kansas State University, Southwind Extension District and the Wildcat Extension District invite you to attend the Winter Ranch Management Seminar on Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the Neosho County Courthouse meeting room. The conference begins with registration at 4 p.m. and the program starts at 4:30 p.m.
Topics to be covered include:
* Protection and Restoration of Forage and Range Resources
* R.A. Brown Ranch: Management Innovations for a Changing Beef Industry --Donnell Brown, R.A. Brown Ranch, Throckmorton, Texas
* Fetal Programming: Implications for Beef Cattle Production -- Rick Funston, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
* Tips and Tools to Reach Your Management Goals
* Introduction to the Kansas Heifer Improvement Initiative
To attend, please contact the Southwind Extension District, Fort Scott office, at (620) 223-3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 2, 2013. Registration fee will be $25 with additional attendees from the same family, farm or operation at $15. Dinner will be provided.
A Weed Resistance Luncheon has been scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Yeager Building on the Bourbon County Fairgrounds. The program will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and include lunch provided by AgVenture.
Topics to be covered are:
* Weed Resistance: how we got here, what to do now, and where to go from here -- Dallas Peterson, K-State Weed Specialist
* Southeast Kansas Agronomy Update -- Doug Shoup, Area Agronomy Specialist
Registration is requested by Jan. 18 by calling the Southwind Extension District -- Fort Scott office at (620) 223-3720.
The Southwind Extension District and Citizen's Bank, NA invite producer's to attend an Ag Profitability Conference on February 12 in the Allen County Courthouse basement. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration and conclude at 2:30 p.m.
Speakers and presentations secured are:
* Profitability Drivers and Global Position Impacts on the U.S. Beef Industry's Future -- Glynn Tonsor
* Crop Profitability Outlook for 2013 - Troy Dumler
* What's Next -- Gordon Dowell
* Bringing the Next Generation to the Farm: Do we have what we need to do what we want? - Kevin Herbel
* Land Prices During Periods of Rapid Change -- Bryan Schurle
Registration and $5 fee is due to the Southwind Extension District-Fort Scott Office by Feb. 5. Additional information and registration form can be found at www.southwind.ksu.edu, agmanager.info/events, or by calling the Fort Scott Office at (620) 223-3720.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Southwind Extension District are partnering to offer a Foreign Animal Disease and High Path Avian Influenza workshop at the Ellis Family Fine Arts Center on the Fort Scott Community College Campus in late February. Date and time is to be determined.
This will be an interactive event with discussions on disease surveillance, prevention, investigation and outbreak management.
All parties are invited and encouraged to attend -- producers, law enforcement, health officials, veterinarians, emergency personnel, educators and other interested citizens.