Weekly update from AgManager.info

In case you missed last week’s AgManager.info update, here are some of the highlights!Schroeder-7-22-15

Beef Demand Prioritization

Aug. 28, 2015

Glynn Tonsor and Ted Schroeder discuss the critical role that beef demand will play in cattle and beef prices as the industry increasing the beef herd, leading to larger beef supplies.

http://www.agmanager.info/livestock/marketing/Beef%20Demand/default.asp

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Livestock Outlook Radio Program

Glynn Tonsor offers his latest analysis of the cattle markets, coming off a notably bearish week:  he talks about the general concerns on the global economic scene, and how those are reflecting on the cattle trades, and takes a look at the USDA’s cattle-on-feed and cold storage reports which were released last week.

http://www.agmanager.info/livestock/marketing/outlook/newsletters/20150205_terry_griffin_0005

Kansas Days Suitable for Fieldwork

Aug. 25, 2015

Terry Griffin and Emily Carls provide updated field workdays in Kansas, both for the entire state as well as by Crop Reporting District to help farmers plan for critical machinery bottleneck periods.

http://www.agmanager.info/farmmgt/machinery/FWD.asp

Featured ContributorBrianBriggeman

Brian C. Briggeman joined the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University in July 2011 as an Associate Professor and Director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center. His research interests include agricultural finance, agribusiness and cooperative management and macroeconomic implications for U.S. agriculture. Prior to joining Kansas State University, Brian was an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He holds a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Kansas State University, an M.S. degree in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University. He is originally from Iuka, Kansas where his parents own and operate the family farm.

Getting to know the faculty of agricultural economics

The following is a video series to help you get to know the faculty of the K-State Department of Agricultural Economics. In this edition, we will hear from Gregg Hadley.  For more information about Gregg, please visit their directory pages. We hope you enjoy getting to know the faculty of our department and we hope to be working with you soon!

For information about our other faculty members, click here.

Getting to know the faculty of agricultural economics

The following is a video series to help you get to know the faculty of the K-State Department of Agricultural Economics. In this edition, we will hear from Mykel Taylor and Allen Featherstone.  For more information about Allen and Mykel, please visit their directory pages. We hope you enjoy getting to know the faculty of our department and we hope to be working with you soon!

 

For information about our other faculty members, click here.

 

 

Weekly update from AgManager.info

In case you missed last week’s AgManager.info update, here are some of the highlights!

Our resident researchers, Melissa McKendree, Glynn Tonsor and colleagues provide responses to survey questions assessing in their research paper entitled on U.S public and cow-calf producer perceptions of animal welfare in the beef industry.  The results are available in the research paper “Viewpoints of the U.S. Public and Cow-Calf Producers on Animal Welfare in the Beef Industry.”

Dustin PendellA hearty welcome to Dr. Dustin L. Pendell as the new addition to the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University. His broad research interests include livestock and animal health issues that span from the producer through the meat supply chain to the final consumer. Dustin’s interdisciplinary research has been funded by federal agencies and commodity organizations and appears in various academic and outreach publications.

2015 Risk and Profit Conference is almost here and now is the time to register! The conference is a two-day conference covering hot topics and the latest research from the K-State Dept. of Agricultural Economics. This year’s theme is “Dealing with Drought” and will take place  on August 20th through the 21st at the K-State Alumni Center on the main campus in Manhattan.

In this week’s AgManager update our very own Rich Llewelyn previews K-State’s 2015 Risk and Profit Conference for agricultural producers and allied agriculture professionals, coming up in two weeks…he’ll outline the excellent lineup of features speakers, as well as the breakout session topics.

Risk and Profit Conference: Early registration deadline is today!

There are always jokes about Kansas weather, it is hot one minute and pouring rain the next. But this year, Kansas weather has been extreme. After a several-year drought, Kansas waded in flooded fields and overflowing ponds. K-State’s 2015 Risk and Profit Conference on Thursday, Aug. 20- Friday, Aug. 21 will address the drought and the abrupt change in weather.

The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Elwynn Taylor, professor of agricultural meteorology from Iowa State University. Taylor’s address, “Extreme Weather for Crops; Too Dry, Too Wet, and Even Ideal,” will kickoff the event by sharing his knowledge with attendees.

Other important presenters include, Gary Brester, professor of agricultural economics at Montana State University, who will share his piece, “Wither the Catttle Cycle? Drought or Something Else?” Keith Coble, professor of agricultural economics at Mississippi State University, will present “Future Farm Policy and Drought”. Adrian Polansky, executive director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency in Kansas, and Ron Suppes, Kansas Wheat commissioner, will host a panel discussion. Finally, Glynn Tonsor and Dan O’Brien, K-State Research and Extension agricultural economists, will address outlooks for livestock and grain markets, respectively. All will present on Aug. 21 both prior to and after the luncheon.

The conference offers 18 small sessions with topics ranging from “Will Policymakers Reduce the Farm Safety Net?” to “What is Needed for a Successful LEMA?” to “Chipotle.”

The registration deadline is Aug. 14 for the reduced fee of $175; registration after the date is $200. The fee includes conference proceeding recordings, parking, and meals. The on day fee is $125 prior to Aug. 14 and rises to $150 after the deadline.

The event will be held in the K-State Alumni Center. To register go to AgManager.info or contact Rich Llewelyn at 785-532-1504 or rvl@ksu.edu

Watch this video to learn why you should attend the 2015 Risk and Profit Conference.

Risk and Profit Conference is in 3 weeks! Have you registered?

Watch this video to learn why you should attend the 2015 Risk and Profit Conference.

2015 Risk and Profit Conference – August 20-21, 2015

K-State Alumni Center, Manhattan, Kansas
Dealing With Drought: The Effects and Economics of Drought in Agriculture
VIEW 2014 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Credit card registration here
To Print Brochure and Pay By Check: Registration brochure

Schedule / Breakout schedule
Keynote Speakers
Breakout Sessions

Registration Information
Registration Brochure (PDF)
Trade Show

Maps & Directions
Hotel Accommodations
Parking

Previous Years’ Proceedings (2002-2014)

Credit card registration

To Print Brochure and Pay By Check: Registration brochure
For more information, contact Rich Llewelyn at the phone or email below:
Phone: 785-532-1504 Email: rvl@ksu.edu

Time to register for the 2015 Risk and Profit Conference!

2015 Risk and Profit Conference – August 20-21, 2015

K-State Alumni Center, Manhattan, Kansas
Dealing With Drought: The Effects and Economics of Drought in Agriculture
VIEW 2014 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Credit card registration here
To Print Brochure and Pay By Check: Registration brochure
Click links below for more information…
Schedule / Breakout schedule
Keynote Speakers
Breakout Sessions

Registration Information
Registration Brochure (PDF)
Trade Show

Maps & Directions
Hotel Accommodations
Parking

Previous Years’ Proceedings (2002-2014)

Credit card registration

To Print Brochure and Pay By Check: Registration brochure
For more information, contact Rich Llewelyn at the phone or email below:
Phone: 785-532-1504 Email: rvl@ksu.edu

K-State First selects two agricultural economics students as new learning assistants

K-State First, the university’s first-year experience program, selected 35 students to become Connected Across Topics (CAT) Community learning assistants and residential learning assistants for Fall 2015.

Karly Frederick, junior in Agribusiness, will assist Kerry Priest, assistant professor of leadership studies, in a CAT community called Leadership For Agricultural Advocacy. Cooper Clawson, senior in agricultural economics, will assist a CAT Community called Profitability in Livestock Enterprises with Don Boggs, associate dean of academic programs for the College of Agriculture.

CAT Communities connect first year students through two general education classes and an hour-long connection course. Learning assistants work with non-residential and study abroad CAT Communities. They are an important part of the success the CAT Communities have experienced. The students chosen as learning assistants facilitate the hour-long connection class, plan social and educational events, and serve as role models to the first-year students.


Original article written by: By Kylie Kinley
http://www.k-state.edu/first/

Karli to speak at Animal Health Industry seminar

Steven Karli, director of inspection and compliance at the Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB), USDA, APHIS, and Vet Services, selected as the speaker at the Animal Health Industry Insights seminar hosted by K-States Master of Agribusiness (MAB) program. The seminar will be held on the K-State Olathe campus on Aug. 5 at noon.

Karli will speak about the inspection and compliance program at the Center for Veterinary Biologics, as well as help attendees identify the benefits and challenges in this area of work.

Karli coordinates a national program that regulates veterinary biologics manufacturers. Some responsibilities include inspecting and auditing both foreign and domestic manufacturing and testing facilities, regulation enforcement, and general oversight of the CVB.

The event is open to all. The $50 registration fee includes lunch.Information about registration can be found on the Master of Agribusiness Web page.

Read more about MAB’s event speaker.


Original article by Mary Bowen, K-State Master of Agribusiness program

Weekly update from AgManager.info

In case you missed last week’s AgManager.info update, here are some of the highlights!

In the Cattle Marketscattle on prairie

July 13, 2015
“Hay Facilitating Expansion”, by Matthew Diersen, South Dakota State University.

www.AgManager.info/livestock/marketing/outlook/newsletters

Kansas Days Suitable for Fieldwork

July 14, 201520150205_terry_griffin_0005

Terry Griffin and Emily Carls provide updated field workdays in Kansas, both for the entire state as well as by Crop Reporting District to help farmers plan for critical machinery bottleneck periods.

www.AgManager.info/farmmgt/machinery/FWD.asp

Dan Portrait

Grain Outlook Radio Program
July 17, 2015
For his weekly segment on the grain market trends, K-State agricultural economist Dan O’Brien passes along his latest marketing-year price forecasts for wheat, corn and soybeans, based on the USDA’s crop production and grain supply reports released last Friday.

www.AgManager.info/news

Featured ContributorRobin Reid 2014

Robin Reid joined the Agricultural Economics Department at K-State as the Commercial Agriculture Economist in August, 2014.  She previously worked for four years as an Extension Agent in the River Valley District, with a focus on livestock production and farm management.  Robin grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and earned a B.S. in Agricultural Business from UW-River Falls.  She also holds a M.S. in Agricultural Economics from K-State.

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