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Every Kansas Limousin enthusiast will be gathering in Salina, Kan., on April 2 and 3 for a great weekend of activities. Shere will be several items on the day's agenda April 2. This year the hotel headquarters is the Ramada Conference Center at 1616 W Crawford, and the contact number is 785-823-1739. The Limousin block of rooms will be at the rate of $57 and must be reserved by March 20.

The sale consignors will be bringing in their cattle during the morning and early afternoon. Then all Kansas Limousin Breeders Association members and any interested cattlemen will be assembling at the Farmers and Ranchers facility for the 2011 annual meeting at around 2 p.m. We hope everyone will plan on attending, as we will be discussing many items and voting on your new board members for the upcoming year. If you plan on attending and showing at the Kansas State Fair this year there, will be some changes to how we will be spending the KLBA money for premiums, so if you are interested in this agenda item you will want to be there and hear about the changes.

There will be no charge for the evening meal if you reserve your meals by March 28. Contact Jerry Meek at 913-594-1453 or limobull@wildblue.net, or Karen Campbell at 913-727-5407 or kcampbell@ksde.org. If you do not have a reservation the charge will be $10 per person.

Now the afternoon and evening activities will be held at a new location, the Friendship Center that is at 746 Commanche Ave. in Salina (Exit 92 off of 135). The Kansas Jr. Limousin Breeders will be meeting in the afternoon as they prepare the meal for the evening.

The evening activities at the Friendship Center will be the evening social, banquet and benefit auction. We will be hearing from Chelsea Good, who is the director of communications for the Kansas Department of Agriculture and a second-year law student at Washburn University. A Parker, Colo., native, Good holds bachelor's degrees from Kansas State University in agricultural communications and journalism, political science and public relations. She also received her master's degree in communication studies from Kansas State. Her thesis research focused on how beef producers can effectively communicate to a public removed from agriculture. Her previous work experiences include internships with American Farm Bureau Federation, the Angus Journal, Certified Angus Beef and K-State's Beef Cattle Institute. She also has written for numerous agriculture publications and is a frequent contributor to Kansas Livestock Association's Kansas Stockman magazine.

Members, please remember to bring your auction items; this is a great way to help support your association. They can be items that you buy to items that you create yourself (baking items are always a great item). If anyone knows what they will be donating give Jerry Meek a call and we can make a list on the website. If you cannot attend and would like to send a bid, call any board member and leave a bid for an item you might be interested in.

On April 3, the 19th Annual KLBA Spring Sale will be held at the Farmers and Ranchers Sale Facility at 1 p.m. If you would like a catalog please contact Jerry Meek at 913-594-1453.




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