CATTLE AND RANCHING EVENTS ON BEEF FEST SCHEDULE

     The 31st annual Flint Hills Beef Fest will be held August 18-20 at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Emporia. Beef Fest is a celebration of the grass cattle industry showcasing Flint Hills grazing and the quality of cattle in the area.
     Friday’s schedule starts with the Beef Producers Seminar at 8:15 a.m. The seminar will feature comments from Kansas Congressman Roger Marshall, KLA President David Clawson and Kansas State University livestock economist Glynn Tonsor. Later that day, a ranch feed at 6:00 p.m. will precede the ranch rodeo at 7:00 p.m.
     The Saturday schedule includes a ranch horse competition at 8:00 a.m., the live stocker cattle show at 9:30 a.m., a junior ranch rodeo at 1:00 p.m., the awards banquet at 5:30 p.m. and a steak dinner and live entertainment at 6:30 p.m.
     A complete schedule can be found here. More information also is available by calling (620) 528-3444.

 

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KLA WEEKLY VIDEO

KLA Vice President of Communications Todd Domer talks about a checkoff-funded tour recently held in Kansas that showed influential people in the food chain how beef gets from the ranch gate to the consumer’s plate.