Today’s (8/16) KLA/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day will be hosted by the Robert Thayer family of La Cygne. Located in Linn County, the Loma Land & Cattle Company cow-calf operation utilizes fescue and native grass pastures. It also includes a backgrounding lot.
Informational sessions at the field day will begin with a panel discussion about options for controlling trees, brush and other invasive plants in eastern Kansas pastures. Speakers will include K-State Range Management Specialist Walt Fick, Natural Resources Conservation Service Rangeland Management Specialist Dane Varney and local rancher Greg Christiansen of Parker. Amy Roeder and Steve Vollrath with Agra View will provide information on USDA Risk Management Agency programs for livestock producers. NCBA Director of Government Affairs Danielle Beck will talk about the battle over which federal agency should regulate fake meat products. KLA Chief Executive Officer Matt Teagarden will share details about the cattle traceability pilot project underway in Kansas. K-State Extension Livestock Specialist Jamelynn Farney will highlight examples of cover crops and annual livestock forages.
All livestock producers and those in affiliated businesses are invited to attend. Registration will start at 3:00 p.m., with educational sessions beginning at 3:30 p.m. and a free beef dinner to conclude the field day at 6:45 p.m. More information, including directions to the field day site, click here.
Bayer Animal Health and the Farm Credit Associations of Kansas are sponsoring the field day.