The Kansas State University Risk and Profit Conference has been set for Aug. 14 and 15. The conference will be held at the Kansas State Alumni Center in Manhattan, Kan. and will discuss numerous topics relevant to farmers and ranchers working in today’s business environment.

With sessions related to everything from ethanol to climate change and more the conference will begin with senior economist Jason Henderson of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, presenting their view of the economy at noon on Aug. 14. A second general session on Thursday evening will feature Kansas State’s agricultural economist Troy Dumler, discussing relevant features of the new farm bill and how it will impact Kansas farmers. The conference also will feature a Livestock and Grain Outlook session with Kansas State livestock and grain marketing economists James Mintert and Mike Woolverton at the Friday morning breakfast.
   
"The Risk and Profit Conference is designed to give agricultural producers and affiliated businesses a competitive edge in their operations," said James Mintert, Kansas State professor of agricultural economics. "Presentations on farm management, technology, marketing, and policy issues in agriculture are scheduled by the Department of Agricultural Economics faculty. With all the volatility we´re experiencing in the ag sector, this year´s conference will be provide good insight into what lies ahead."
   
Participants will be able to choose up to eight from a total of 19 breakout sessions during the conference. The early registration fee is $195 for the first attendee from an organization and $175 for a second or more if paid by Aug. 6. After Aug. 6, the fee is $220 for the first attendee and $200 for the second or more. The fee includes all sessions; meals (two lunches, one dinner and one breakfast); conference proceedings on compact disk and parking.
   
More information about the conference and Kansas State´s Extension agricultural economics programs is available on the Web at http://www.agmanager.info or by contacting Rich Llewelyn at 785-532-1504 or rvl@ksu.edu.

Source: Kansas State University