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Registration now open for the BIF Annual Meeting and Research Symposium

Published on 27 April 2016

Registration is now open for the 2016 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Annual Meeting and Research Symposium. Themed “Progress on the Prairie,” this year’s event will be June 14-17 in Manhattan, Kansas, and headquartered at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center.

The early registration deadline is May 15. Attendees can save $100 by preregistering. Online and PDF registration options are available at the Kansas State University (K-State) website.

This year’s BIF symposium features two and a half days of educational programming and a full day of tours. The first morning’s general session – “Opportunities for the Beef Value Chain: Can we become more coordinated and more profitable?” – will feature Ted Schroeder and Glynn Tonsor, K-State; John Stika, Certified Angus Beef LLC; Brad Morgan, Performance Food Group; and Keith Belk, Colorado State University (CSU). The second day’s general session – “Protecting producer profit for the future” – will include David Lalman, Oklahoma State University; Chip Ramsay, Rex Ranch; Mark Enns, CSU; and Clay Mathis, King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management.

The afternoon breakout sessions will focus on a range of beef production and genetic improvement topics. The conference also features a Young Producer Symposium on Tuesday afternoon, designed to network and equip young cattle producers with essential knowledge as they grow their role in the business.

For more conference details, including registration information, a complete schedule and lodging information, visit the K-State website.  end mark

—From Kansas State University news release

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