JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — Kansas Cattlemen’s Association’s (KCA) 22nd Annual Convention and Trade Show will begin on Friday, November 13, 2020. Member policy meetings will begin at 8:00am at the Courtyard by Marriott in Junction City, Kansas. Doors will open to the public at 9:00am for the kickoff of the trade show. Procedures will be in place for the health and safety of attendees, venue staff, and honored guests.
The two-day event will include presentations and panels covering numerous topics related to independent cattle production. Guests will take part in discussions regarding animal health and nutrition, ranch and beef promotion, alternative proteins, cattle market analysis, Beef Checkoff, animal husbandry, and more. Additionally, the KCA Membership Annual Business meeting and annual banquet will take place during the event.
Dr. Tom Noffsinger, expert stockman, will update attendees on his latest animal husbandry research and applications. Dr. Tom has over three decades of experience in beef cattle practice and is now an independent feedlot consultant specializing in facility design, stockmanship, and low-stress livestock handling. His seminar provides practical solutions that can be implemented the moment producer’s boots hit the ground back at the ranch.
Sam Davis, KSU Graduate Student and KSU Meat Judging team coach, will lead a discussion on alternative protein products. He will share the latest in his research of these products at Kansas State University. Davis’s field of study at KSU is in Meat Science. He will graduate in May 2021 with his Masters.
The Beef Checkoff can be one of the most critical discussions cattle producers have with one-another. KCA will host a panel of cattle producers to discuss the Beef Checkoff program, explain some of the features built into the program, and analyze what is working and what could use improvement. The open forum will help to build understanding of the program, in addition to providing a balanced platform for open dialogue.
The convention will close with an evening social, annual benefit auction, and banquet. The presentations and trade show are open to the public. To see the full schedule and to register for free registration visit www.kansascattlemen.com/convention. Three meals will be served at a charge and can be reserved online. Hotel reservations received prior to October 31 will receive the KCA reduced rate. Attendees are asked to RSVP online, or by calling 785-238-1483.
Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available. Please inquire by calling the number above or visiting the KCA convention website link.
— Kansas Cattlemen’s Association
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