HOISINGTON — The Barton County Extension Council will host the 2011 Kansas State University Ag Profitability Conference on Feb. 16 at the Knights of Columbus in Hoisington. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A noon lunch will be served. The cost for the conference is $5 if registered by Feb. 7, $10 if registered by Feb. 14 and $15 at the door. Register at the Barton County Extension Office or call 620-793-1910.
If you want to learn how to manage some of the challenges of agriculture in the 21st century such as market volatility, increased production costs, and changes in the global economy you will want to make plans to attend. All area farmers and ranchers are invited.
Topics and speakers from the K-State Agricultural Economics Department will be: "A Look Toward the 2012 Farm Bill," Troy Dumler, "Grain Outlook and Basis Issues," Dan O´Brien, "No-Till Efficiency," Michael Langemeier, "Livestock and Meat Market Outlook," Glynn Tonsor, "Economics of Converting CRP," Rich Llewelyn.