K-State’s Annual Cattlemen’s Day is Friday

Beef and cattle producers can hear about the latest research, technology and economic challenges and opportunities facing the industry at Kansas State University’s annual Cattlemen’s Day.

K-State professor and beef cattle Extension specialist Dale Blasi says Cattlemen’s day is designed to address key issues and provide information that keeps the industry efficient and relevant.

One of the keynote speakers at Friday’s event, Dr. Brad Morgan, senior director of protein for Performance Food, will offer some insight on the impact plant-sourced or cultured meat could have on the beef market.

In addition to Morgan’s presentation, Blasi says K-State agricultural economist Glynn Tonsor will be covering a variety of topics important to beef and cattle producers.

The 106th Annual Cattlemen’s Day begins Friday morning at 8 with refreshments, exhibits and a commercial trade show in Weber Hall on the Manhattan campus. Early registration is closed, but producers can still attend by paying $30 at the door. There is no charge for students. For more information, visit: ksubeef.org.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications.After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations.In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.