The Kansas Livestock Association and K-State Research and Extension will hold a Ranch Management Field Day on Thursday, August 17 at the Black Diamond Angus Ranch (also known as the Warner Angus Ranch) near Spearville.
Registration begins at 3:30 p.m., followed by a welcome and introductions at 4 p.m. Education sessions begin at 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m., sponsored by Farm Credit Associations of Kansas and Bayer.
Topics at the education sessions include:
Will Annual Forage Crops Work with Dryland Farming the High Plains? – John Holman, Cropping Systems Agronomist, K-State Southwest Research-Extension Center, Garden City
Do High Protein Forages Negatively Impact Fertility? – Sandy Johnson, Reproductive Physiologist, K-State Northwest Research-Extension Center
Opportunities for Enhancing Stock Water and Grassland Health – Brad Shank, Supervisory District Conservationist, USDA-NRCS, Jetmore
The Latest on Fly and Tick Control for Beef Cattle Operations – Justin Talley, Oklahoma State University Entomologist
Field day attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Morgan horses and see a sample of the ranch’s horses that represent a legendary breeding program of more than 60 years.
From Jetmore – Go south on Highway 283 approximately 12 miles to SE A Road. At this intersection, go east on SE A Road for 2 miles, then ¾ mile south on 120 Road to ranch headquarters.
From Hwy 283 and Hwy 50 intersection near Wright – Go north on Highway 283 for 9.2 miles to SE A Road. At this intersection, go east on SE A Road for 2 miles, then ¾ mile south on 120 Road to ranch headquarters.
For more information, contact the KLA at 785-273-5115 or email email@example.com