K-State Research and Extension News
July 31, 2013
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Conference for Agricultural Lenders Planned in Garden City, Manhattan


MANHATTAN, Kan. – With a backdrop of ever-changing global market and weather conditions, Kansas State University will host the 2013 Agricultural Lenders Conference in two locations this fall. The Oct. 8 conference will be presented in Garden City, Kan., with the Oct. 9 event in Manhattan, Kan.

“Because of the constantly changing factors in agriculture, including farm legislation and supply and demand issues in the U.S. and overseas, this program is designed to address the specific informational needs of the Kansas financial community,” said Rich Llewelyn, K-State agricultural economist and conference coordinator. 

The conference begins with registration at 8:15 a.m. at both sites and the program starting at 9 a.m.

Presentation topics by K-State Research and Extension specialists in agricultural economics include:

  • Grain Market Prospects for 2013-2014 – Dan O’Brien;
  • Kansas Land Values and Cash Rents – Mykel Taylor and Kevin Dhuyvetter;
  • Macroeconomic Outlook for 2014 – Brian Briggeman;
  • Machinery Costs – Kevin Dhuyvetter;
  • Kansas Farm Management Association Update;
  • Crop Insurance & the Farm Bill – Art Barnaby; and
  • Beef Cattle Market Outlook for 2013-2014 – Glynn Tonsor.    

The Oct. 8 conference in Garden City will be at the K-State Southwest Research-Extension Center at 4500 E. Mary St. The Oct. 9 conference in Manhattan will be at the International Grains Program Conference Center at 1980 Kimball Ave.

The cost to attend at either location is $85 if paid by Oct. 4 and $95 after that date and at the door. The fee includes conference materials, morning and break refreshments and lunch.

More information about the conference, including online registration, is available at the 2013 Agricultural Lenders Conference. More information is also available by contacting Llewelyn at 785-532-1504 or rvl@ksu.edu.

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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, Manhattan.

Story by: Mary Lou Peter
mlpeter@ksu.edu
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Rich Llewelyn – 785-532-1504 or rvl@ksu.edu