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Beef    

K-State Junior Beef Day

Saturday, Feb 29
8:00 AM Weber Arena

$15/person if registered by Feb 7
$20/person if registered after Feb 7
(T-shirt guaranteed with early registration)

Register ONLINE
Register through MAIL

Tentative Schedule:
8:30 - Registration
9:30 - Welcome/Opening Remarks
9:45 - Beef Project Selection & Management
10:30 - Morning Breakout Sessions
            Reading Feed Tags, Meat Science &
            Alternative Proteins, Grooming & Clipping
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 - Livestock Behavior & Low-Stress Handling
2:00 - Afternoon Breakout Sessions
          Health, Reproduction, Showmanship, State
          Nomination Process
3:30 - Final Questions, Wrap-up, & Evaluation
4:00 - Instructor-led YQCA Certification (optional)

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2020 Important Deadlines/Calendar

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Sheep 

K-State Junior Sheep Day

Saturday, March 14
8:00 AM Weber Arena

$15/person if registered by Feb 21
$20/person if registered after Feb 21
(T-shirt guaranteed with early registration)

Register ONLINE
Register through MAIL

Tentative Schedule:
8:30 - Registration
9:30 - Welcome/Opening Remarks
9:45 - Breeding & Market Lamb Selection
10:30 - Morning Breakout Sessions
            Nutrition, Facilities, Flock Development 
12:00 - Lunch
12:45 - Sheep Health, Wellness, & Diseases
1:30 - Afternoon Breakout Sessions
          Wool, Showmanship, Clipping, Nominations
3:45 - Final Questions, Wrap-up, & Evaluation
4:00 - Instructor-led YQCA Certification (optional)

Shooting Sports

SpaceTech

Swine   

2020 KSU Swine Profitability Conference

9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at the Stanley Stout Center

Register on-line at www.KSUswine.org

Registration deadline is January 24

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Women In Ag

Workshops 

Farm Tour & Food Safety Workshops

K-State Research and Extension is offering half-day workshops for fruit and vegetable growers interested in attaining Good Agricultural Practices or GAP certification, plus a farm tour and introductory workshop on produce safety. 

The “Introduction to Produce Safety & Farm Tour” is April 29 from 1 p.m.to 5 p.m. It starts at the K-State Research and Extension Douglas County office where participants learn basic principles of produce safety and regulatory requirements, as well as marketplace requirements. The tour then goes to Juniper Hill Farm in Lawrence. 

The cost is $15. The event is part of the Growing Growers KC 2019 core workshop series and open to anyone to attend.

In addition, “Writing a Food Safety Plan” workshops are planned in several locations focused on GAP certification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Becoming GAP certified means a grower has passed a voluntary audit that verifies that fruit and vegetables grown on his or her farm are produced, packed, handled and stored as safely as possible to minimize the risks of microbial food safety hazards. Some retailers and other buyers require their grower-suppliers to be GAP certified.

The workshops are supported by the Kansas Department of Agriculture. 

The “Writing a Food Safety Plan” workshops are:

  • April 12 – Olathe
  • May 17 – Parsons
  • July 12 – Manhattan
  • Oct. 4 – Dodge City

Each workshop is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 per person and includes lunch. After each workshop, growers will have templates for their records and documentation needed for a food safety plan for a GAPs audit.

More information and online registration is available at the K-State Research and Extension produce food safety website or by contacting Cal Jamerson at agri@ksu.edu or 913-307-7394.

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