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July 9, 2020

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July 9, 2020

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July 9, 2020

Kansas Ag Communities Coalition

Kansas Ag Communities Coalition  The Kansas Ag Communities Coalition is a voluntary, non-profit, unincorporated committee of individual citizens, and is an independent, autonomous organization not affiliated with any political party.  Purpose To promote and strive fo...

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July 1, 2020

mCOOL

mCOOL There has been a lot of discussion recently about the merits of country-of-origin labeling, both voluntary and mandatory. KLA members always have believed the livestock industry is best served by the process of free enterprise and free trade. Therefore, KLA policy oppose...

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May 12, 2020

KLA Endorses Congressman Marshall For Senate

(TOPEKA) – The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) is endorsing Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., for the U.S. Senate. KLA was the first agricultural organization to endorse Dr. Marshall in his successful congressional bid in 2016 and believes he has represented the state’s far...

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April 24, 2020

Digital Kansas Stockman

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March 12, 2020

Each One Reach One

Each One Reach One In the February Kansas Stockman, KLA President Harry Moser challenged each member to recruit one new member in 2020, then go a step further and nurture a relationship with that person, inviting them to KLA functions.  Members wanting...

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February 25, 2020

Leadership Conference A Learning Experience for Participants

YSA 2020 Class Pictured are the 2020 Leadership Conference participants (front row, L to R), Katy Ivey, Dorrance; Andrea Dietel, Madison; Katlynn Bourne, Beeler; Kalli Morland, Horton; Mary Soukup, Ellsworth; Kaytlin Biel, Garden City; Beth Land, Cedar Vale; Hannah Rentz, Inga...

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February 25, 2020

Young Producers Meet In Topeka For First Session

2020 YSA Class Pictured is the 2020 YSA class from left to right: (back row) Matthew Harrison, White City; Trent Johnson, Fort Scott; Colton Lowry, Almena; Josh Johnson, Saint Francis; Justin Shields, Colby; Chris Mushrush, Strong City; Matthew Rezac, Onaga; Derek Neal, Wamego...

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December 11, 2019

Kansas Youth Receive $23,000 In Scholarships

Twenty-one scholarship winners for the 2019-20 school year were recognized during the annual Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Convention December 4 in Wichita. A total of $23,000 was presented by the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF) and its partners. Three students attendin...

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December 11, 2019

Eight Members Celebrate 50 Years of KLA Membership

Five individuals and three businesses were recognized December 4 at the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Convention for joining in 1969 and now marking a half-century of continuous KLA membership. KLA currently has 107 members who have been loyal to the association 50 years ...

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December 6, 2019

Moser, Kuckelman Elected To KLA Leadership Positions

(WICHITA) – Members of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) elected Wheaton cow-calf producer Harry Moser as president during the group’s annual business meeting December 6 in Wichita. The membership chose Jerry Kuckelman, a cattle feeder from Manhattan, as KLA president-ele...

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November 6, 2019

Markets, Alternative Meats on Convention Program

(TOPEKA) – Featured presentations about the cattle markets, how the industry is using its resources to position beef as the optimal choice over plant proteins and the continual progress being made on beef sustainability will highlight the educational program at the Kansas Live...

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October 9, 2019

Kansas Livestock Association celebrates 125 years of service

(TOPEKA) - The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA), founded in 1894, is celebrating its 125th birthday in 2019. Association members will celebrate this milestone in conjunction with its 107th annual KLA Convention and 48th Trade Show, December 4-6 in Wichita. A group of more th...

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October 2, 2019

Kansas Junior Livestock Show Features 644 Exhibitors

(HUTCHINSON) – Winning exhibitors at the 87th Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS) earned cash premiums, while others were presented scholarships for excelling academically, in community service and in 4-H/FFA. The largest youth livestock show in Kansas featured 644 showmen fro...

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September 26, 2019

Young Stockmen Tour Beef And Dairy Industries

(TOPEKA) – The third installment of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmen's Academy (YSA) was held September 16-18. The group of 20 young producers spent three days touring various segments of the beef and dairy industries in central and western Kansas. Merck A...

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August 9, 2019

Russell County ranch to host KLA/K-State Field Day

(TOPEKA) – Program highlights for the August 22 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day at Dorrance will include discussions about the Kansas Secure Beef Supply Plan, anaplasmosis, CattleTrace, locust tree control and Old World blu...

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August 5, 2019

Moyer Farms to host KLA/K-State field day

(TOPEKA) – Moyer Farms will host the August 15 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day at their stocker backgrounding operation near Emporia. Educational sessions during the field day will cover a variety of topics, while Jaret and...

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July 31, 2019

Plains dairy to host KLA/K-State field day

(TOPEKA) – An ultramodern feed center, cross-ventilated housing designed for cow comfort and a rotary milking parlor will be on display during the August 13 KLA/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day at High Plains Ponderosa Dairy near Plains. High Plains Ponderosa...

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December 3, 2018

KLA membership approves policy on a wide range of issues

(WICHITA) – Members of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) approved policy addressing property taxes, wildfire suppression, animal traceability and other issues during the group’s annual business meeting November 30 in Wichita. KLA members drive the policy process, starting...

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November 30, 2018

Ranchers elected to lead Kansas Livestock Association

Pictured are 2019 KLA President Barb Downey of Wamego and KLA President Elect Harry Moser from Wheaton (WICHITA) – Wabaunsee County rancher Barb Downey of Wamego moved up to president of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) during the group’s annual business meeting November...

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October 18, 2018

Gregg, Blach, Holthus On KLA Convention Program

(TOPEKA) – Speakers scheduled to appear at the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Convention in Wichita will talk about creating an animal traceability system before a crisis arises, defining sustainability from the rancher’s perspective, the cattle market outlook and a new di...

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October 9, 2018

Kansas Junior Livestock Show Draws Most Livestock In 30 Years

(HUTCHINSON) – Youth from across the state came to Hutchinson to compete for cash premiums and scholarships during the 86th Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS), October 5-7. The largest youth livestock show in Kansas featured 723 4-H and FFA members from 91 counties exhibiting...

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September 24, 2018

Young Stockmen Make Beef, Dairy Stops On Tour

(TOPEKA) – The 2018 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA) gathered September 17-19 for their third tour of the year. Young members spent three days touring various segments of the beef and dairy industries in central and western Kansas. Merck Animal...

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August 3, 2018

La Cygne Ranch to host KLA/K-State field day

(TOPEKA) – Options for controlling invasive trees and plants on grazing lands will highlight the educational program at the August 16 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day in Linn County. Loma Land & Cattle, located near La C...

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August 1, 2018

Blew Family To Host KLA/K-State Ranch Field Day

(TOPEKA) – Enhancing the genetics of a commercial cowherd, removing invasive trees and improving stockwater accessibility are topics on the agenda for the August 6 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day near Medicine Lodge. The ev...

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August 1, 2018

Remington Ranch to host KLA/K-State Ranch Field Day in Gove County

(TOPEKA) – Tyler and Kassie Remington will host the August 13 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day at their ranch near Quinter. The Remingtons own and operate a diversified farming and cow-calf enterprise. They grow wheat, corn ...

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August 1, 2018

KLA Partnering on Kansas Cattle Traceability Project

(TOPEKA) – The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) is one of the key partners in a new cattle traceability pilot project. Cattle Trace will involve an end-to-end disease traceability system beginning with cow-calf producers and ending at the beef processing plant. A number of r...

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May 16, 2018

Young stockmen learn more about animal health, beef marketing

(TOPEKA) – Young producers from across the state recently spent three days in Kansas City learning more about the animal health industry and how beef is marketed to consumers. Merck Animal Health, exclusive sponsor of the Kansas Livestock Association Young Stockmen’s Academy (...

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March 29, 2018

Young producers meet in Topeka for first session

Young cattlemen and women from across the state met in Topeka February 12-13 for the first installment of the 2018 KLA Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA). Merck Animal Health is again partnering with the association to host these members for an in-depth look into KLA and the beef ...

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January 26, 2018

Cattle industry leaders gather in Topeka for KLA conference

(TOPEKA) – Twelve beef industry stakeholders from across the state participated in the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Leadership Conference January 22-23 in Topeka. The two-day event exposed members to various aspects of KLA, the legislative process and industry advocacy.&...

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December 4, 2017

KLA members approve resolutions addressing business issues

(WICHITA) – Members of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) took policy positions on issues affecting their common business interests during the group’s annual business meeting December 1 in Wichita. The process of gathering member input on these issues began in November at ...

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