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K-State's Department of Animal Sciences and Industry will host a Winter Ranch Management series for cow-calf producers, beginning Feb. 8. (File photo)

K-State’s Winter Ranch Management Series scheduled for February

Four-part event focuses on management strategies for cow-calf producers

Jan. 20, 2022

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University will host the Winter Ranch Management Series in February at four locations in the state to enhance cow-calf producers’ management strategies.

The meetings will feature a popular town hall, question-and-answer session between Kansas cattle producers and K-State Research and Extension specialists. “The series has a history of being a successful stretch of meetings, which are hosted throughout the state of Kansas,” said extension specialist Dale Blasi.

He added that the topics discussed may include considerations for managing bulls, trends in cattle feeding and strategies for beef cattle implant, though the agenda will vary slightly by location. Blasi said the focus is on enhancing profit in beef production.

The dates and locations planned this year include:

  • Feb. 8 – Hays. K-State Research and Extension Center (1232 240th Avenue). RSVP by Feb. 1 to Alicia Boor, 620-793-1910, aboor@ksu.edu.

  • Feb. 10 – Council Grove. Morris County Community Building (612 U.S. Highway 56). RSVP by Feb. 4 to Shannon Spencer, 620-767-5136, spspencer@ksu.edu.

  • Feb. 15 – Randolph. Blue Valley High School Ag Ed Center (2 Ram Way). RSVP by Feb. 9 to Shannon Blocker, 785-437-3319, sblocker@ksu.edu. More information also is available at www.pottawatomie.ksu.edu.

  • Feb. 24 – Oakley. Buffalo Bill Cultural Center (3083 U.S. Highway 83). RSVP by Feb. 17 to Kelsi Wertz, 785-673-4805, kjwertz@ksu.edu.

“The Winter Ranch Management Series provides another great opportunity for state and local specialists to take our expertise out in the country for a series of impactful meetings,” Blasi said “Our extension team has a breadth of experience in beef cattle management, reproduction, genetics, animal health and nutrition. We’re here to help solve and prevent production problems with reliable information.”

Registration fees vary by location. More information about the series is available at KSUBeef.org.


The Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry serves students, livestock producers and the animal and food industries through teaching, research and education. The K-State ASI department prepares students for careers in the animal and food industries. The curriculum includes the study of nutrition, reproduction, genetics, behavior, meat science and food science with production, management, and agribusiness skills. For more about the K-State’s ASI department visit asi.ksu.edu.

At a glance

K-State's Winter Ranch Management Series is designed to help cow-calf producers enhance their management strategies.


K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry

Notable quote

“The series has a history of being a successful stretch of meetings, which are hosted throughout the state of Kansas."

— Dale Blasi, beef cattle specialist, K-State Research and Extension

Written by

Angie Stump Denton


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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. For more information, visit www.ksre.ksu.edu. K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.