K-State Research and Extension News
October 16, 2013
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K-State to Host Dairy Symposium Oct. 23 in Manhattan

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University will host a dairy symposium, “Is Kansas Positioned to Grow its Dairy Industry?” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, starting at 2 p.m. The symposium will be at the Stanley Stout Center, located at 2200 Denison Ave. in Manhattan.

The program, which is free and open to the public, includes several presentations:

  • Where Will Dairies Be Located in the Future? - Normand St-Pierre, The Ohio State University;
  • State of the Dairy Industry in Kansas - Mike Brouk, Kansas State University;
  • Growth Potential of the Kansas Dairy Industry - Billy Brown, Kansas Department of Agriculture agribusiness development coordinator; and
  • Town Hall Q&A – Moderated by Steve Irsik, Royal Farms Dairy, Garden City.  Panel includes:  Brouk and Brown, and dairy producers Justin Ohlde, Linn; Melissa Reed, Abilene; Ken McCarty, Colby; Nathan Campbell, Winfield; and Brent Buessing, Baileyville.

The program will be followed by a mixer/social hour from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.


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
K-State Research & Extension News

Mike Brouk – 785-532-1207 or mbrouk@ksu.edu