Beef Producers Information Seminar Planned At Emporia On August 23

What’s ahead for the Flint Hills cattle industry?

Speakers will answer that important question during the Beef Producers Information Seminar, Friday noon, Aug. 23, at Emporia.

The program at the Bowyer Community Building on the Lyon County Fairgrounds is hosted by 580 WIBW Radio. Farm director Greg Akagi has coordinated speakers for the complimentary dinner session starting at 11:30.

Leadoff speaker will be Debbie Lyons-Blythe, co-chairperson for the outreach working group of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable. Her discussion is titled “Debunking Myths About Beef Sustainability.”

A “Cattle Trace Pilot Program Update – The Partner Perspective” is to be topic of a four-member panel. They include Barb Downey, Downey Ranch; Pierce Bennett, Livestock Marketing Association; Brandon Depenbusch, Innovative Livestock Services; and Bob Scherer, Tysons Foods.

Tom Leffler of Leffler Commodities will relate why “The 2019 Markets Are Not Done Yet.”

Jerry Bohn, vice president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association from Pratt, is also to be in attendance for the seminar.

Dinner and the program are free but reservations must be made by calling 620-341-3220 or email: greg.akagi@alphamediausa.com.