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“Profitable Ranching, Is It Possible? The Answer is Yes!” is the theme for the 2019 KGA Winter Grazing Conference to be held, March 9, 2019, at the Kansas State Polytechnic Campus, College Center Conference Room, 2310 Centennial Road, Salina, KS.

Winter Grazing Conference will feature Burke Teichert and Dale Strickler as Keynote speakers. Coffee, donuts and sign in is at 8:30 a.m. The Workshop runs 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Burke’s presentation “Profitable Ranching: Is It Possible? The Answer is Yes!” consists of two parts. Dale will present “Management Tips to Survive the Current Economy.”

Burke Teichert has demonstrated that ranching can be financially profitable. Burke was born and raised on a family ranch in western Wyoming and earned a B.S. in ag business from Brigham Young University and M.S. in ag economics from University of Wyoming. His work history includes serving as a university faculty member, cattle reproduction specialist, and manager of seven cattle ranchers for Deseret Land and Cattle. Teichert retired in 2010 as vice president and general manager with AgReserves, Inc., where he was involved in seven major ranch acquisitions in the U.S. and the management of a number of farms and ranches in the U.S. as well as Canada and Argentina. In retirement, he is a consultant and speaker, passing on his expertise in organizing ranches to be very cost-effective and efficient, with minimal labor requirements. His column on strategic planning for the ranch appears monthly in BEEF magazine.

Dale Strickler is an agronomist for Green Cover Seed Company based out of Bladen, Nebraska. He taught agronomy at Cloud County Community College and was an agronomist for Land O’Lakes, Star Seed, and Valant USA prior to working with Green Cover Seed. Dale is author of the book, Drought Resilient Farm, and has written a second book, Managing Pasture, that will soon be available. He has his own ranching operation near Jamestown, KS where he puts his theories into practice.

Sponsors for the conference are Kansas Graziers Association, Kansas Grazing Land Coalition and K-State Research and Extension – Central Kansas District.

Winter Grazing Conference offers a full day of valuable information that livestock producers are able to take home and apply what will work for their operation,” stated Mary Howell, conference organizer. Grazing conference offers livestock producers the opportunity to network and share ideas.

Kansas Graziers Winter Grazing Conference is March 9, 2019 at the Kansas State Polytechnic Campus, College Center Conference Room, 2310 Centennial Road, Salina, KS. (Directions – From I-35 Take Exit 90. Go west on W Magnolia Rd to Centennial. Campus is on the left.)

Conference sign-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the Workshop held 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration Price is $50.00 for the first person, $25.00 for a spouse or second person from the ranch and Student Price is $15.00. Price includes lunch, morning/afternoon refreshments and handouts. Please register ASAP – for meal count!

Send names, address details and check (Payable to KGA) to: Mary Howell, 1924 Unicorn Rd, Frankfort, KS 66427-8630.

For questions call Mary 785-562-8726 or email her kfu.mary@gmail.com

“Profitable Ranching: Is It Possible? The Answer is Yes!” Kansas Winter Graziers Conference to be Held March 9th in Salina.