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Registration open for Kansas State University and K·Coe Isom Beef Sustainability Knowledge Summit

The event will take place May 10.

cattle feedlotReleased: Feb. 22, 2016

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle Institute is partnering with K·Coe Isom for the upcoming Beef Sustainability Knowledge Summit, May 10, at K-State’s Manhattan campus. Registration for the event is now open to the public. Those who would like to attend can register online.

The summit will provide a single place where the entire beef supply chain can gather and discuss the key challenges facing the industry and learn from researchers about how to solve those challenges. 

BCI creates a collaborative environment at Kansas State University to tackle today’s and tomorrow’s issues facing the beef industry. K·Coe Isom leads nationally as consultants and CPAs in the food and agricultural industry – from policy to plate. Together, the entities intend for the summit to enhance dialogue across the entire beef value chain.

The summit will host a cross section of producers, companies, non-governmental organizations, academics and consultants. Panel topics include animal health and care, feedstock management, environmental stewardship and economic sustainability. Each panel will host experts from across the supply chain. Confirmed groups that will be in attendance include: Kansas State University, Cargill Beef, World Wildlife Federation and the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.

Event details

Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., with reception immediately following until 7 p.m.

Location: Kansas State University Alumni Center, Manhattan, Kansas

Cost: $75 per ticket

Presenters and participants at the summit are encouraged to use the hashtag #SustainBeef2016 on social media throughout the event.


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For more information:
Kelly Oliver, Beef Cattle Institute
kjoliver@vet.k-state.edu or 785-564-7459

Nichole Brown, K·Coe Isom
nichole.brown@kcoe.com or 316-691-3787