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Released: Feb. 15, 2017

National Cattlemen’s CEO, ‘Chef Alli’ and others will speak in Cowley County
Dinner meeting is set for Feb. 28 in Arkansas City.

Cattle on Prairie

WINFIELD, Kan. – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO Kendal Frazier will headline the program at the Cowley County Livestock Association’s annual meeting and dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The event will take place in Arkansas City, Kan., at Camp Horizon, 30811 Horizon Dr.

Also on the program are Kansas beef producer and advocate Debbie Lyons-Blythe, Alli Winter of “Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen” and Kansas Livestock Association CEO Matt Teagarden.

The evening starts with registration and networking at 5 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., attendees will be treated to a high-energy presentation in which Chef Winter and Lyons-Blythe will discuss cooking techniques and enhancing advocacy skills. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and Teagarden and Frazier will present after dinner.

“We are very excited about the evening we have planned on the 28th,” said Jill Zimmerman, Cowley County extension agent. “All the presenters have a tremendous amount of knowledge and will bring a highly relevant message for cattle producers.”

There is no cost to attend, but conference organizers ask that attendees pre-register by Feb. 24 by contacting the Cowley County Extension office at 620-221-5450 or jazimmer@ksu.edu. Online registration is available at http://conta.cc/2j9K3K3 .

The event is sponsored by K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Livestock Association, Cowley County and the Cowley County Livestock Association. Additional sponsors are Merial Animal Health, MidContinent Livestock Supplements, American AgCredit, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Triple S Ranch Supply, Blackwell Livestock Auction, Merck Animal Health, Western Feed Mills, Creekstone Farms, RCB Bank, Community National Bank, Winfield Livestock Auction, Bryant’s Ag Services, Two Rivers Coop, Union State Bank, and Select Sires.


 K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus in Manhattan.


Story by:
Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research and Extension

For more information:
Jill Zimmerman – 620-221-5450 or jazimmer@ksu.edu