Western Kansas

The first in a series of 12 Ag Profitability Conferences is scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Hanston State Bank Meeting Room, in Lewis.

This conference is designed to provide producers with K-State agricultural economists' perspectives on the important farm management and marketing decisions they will face over the coming months and years.

A vast array of topics will be covered, at each of the 12 conferences. The Edwards County meeting, at Lewis, will feature the following topics and speakers:

"Crop and Livestock Enterprise Profitability," Gary Snyder, Southwest Kansas Farm Management Association economist.

"Farmland Leasing Options," Kevin Dhuyvetter, KSU Extension economist, in farm management.

"Farm Size in Kansas: Is Bigger Better?," Troy Dumler, southwest area Extension economist.

"Farmer's Health," Tandy Rundus, Republic County Family and Consumer Sciences agent.

"Livestock Profitability and Beef Heifer Replacement," Rodney Jones, KSU Extension economist in livestock production.

"Characteristics of Successful Farms," Michael Langemeier, KSU Extension economist in production economics.

"Do Grain Market Advisory Services Make You Money?," Daniel O'Brien, northwest area Extension economist.

The conference begins tat 9 a.m., at Lewis, and concludes at 3:30 p.m. The Hanston State Bank, in Lewis, will be sponsoring lunch and refreshment breaks.

Early registration for this event is due by Friday, Nov. 2. A $10 fee covers the costs of materials and promotional items. Registrations made after Nov. 2 will be $15. Checks are to be made payable to Edwards County Community Education.

For more information, please contact Mark Ploger, Edwards County Extension office, 620-659-2149; or Bob Stanton, Hanston State Bank, Lewis, 620-324-5794.

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