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Education Session

August 24, 2019

"Focus on You. Focus on Success. Focus on Profit"

Our Goal

To arm seedstock breeders and commercial cattlemen with information to confidently make genetic selection decisions, market their product, promote the beef industry, and plan for the security of future generations.

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Board Meeting and Events

Interactive Committee Meetings

Join the ASA Trustees to discuss critical issues in each of the five Standing Committees.

Hotel and Area Information

Fall Focus 2019

Manhattan, KS.

Hilton Garden Inn

410 South 3rd Street
Manhattan, Kansas 66502


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Holiday Inn Expess & Suites

115 Blue Earth Place , Manhattan, Kansas 66502

call: 785-320-7454 or

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Group Code:  ASA

 

Candlewood Suites

210 Blue Earth Place Manhattan, Kansas 66502

call: 785-320-7995 or

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Fall Focus 2019 Highlighting Local Expertise in Manhattan, KS.

Fall Focus 2019 promises to deliver new and exciting information for seedstock breeders, commercial cattle producers, and allied industry partners.  This year’s speakers will cover the genetics of fertility, advancements made in novel trait predictions, a panel discussion on the show ring's role in the beef industry, and how seedstock breeders can help commercial cattle enterprises be successful with feedyard perspectives and data from feeder calf sales.  

Kansas Simmental Association has arranged special local flavor including tours of nearby Simmental breeders, a cattle display, dinner at the Flint Hills Discovery Center, and local guest speakers including Coach Bill Snyder, former Kansas State University football coach, and Dr. Kenneth Burton, Coordinator of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.  

 Speakers include:

Dr. Michael Dikeman, Kansas State University

Dr. Bob Weaber, Kansas State University

Dr. Megan Rolf, Kansas State University

Dr. Jennifer Bormann, Kansas State University

Craig Uden, Darr Feedlots

Charly Cummings, Superior Livestock Auctions

Dr. Ken Odde, Kansas State University

Various ASA Staff

Panelists include:  Dr. Bob Hough, Dr. Bob Weaber, Dr. Scott Schaake, Tim Smith, and John Griswold

Registration is free but required to help with meal counts.  You can register today at fallfocus.org.

The main meetings and conference headquarters are set at the Hilton Garden Inn and the attached Manhattan Conference Center.  A block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn is reserved for August 22 - August 27, 2019. The special room rate will be available until July 23 or until the group block is sold out.  Book your reservations at the Hilton Garden Inn by following this link.

http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/M/MANGIGI-SIMFF-20190822/index.jhtml

Interested in sponsoring Fall Focus 2019?  Contact Bill McDonald at 540-230-6225 or email mcdonaldfarms.bulls@gmail.com.  To be included in the Fall Focus Program, you must commit by June 21.   

State associations interested in hosting Fall Focus 2020 should apply at fallfocus.org.  The application deadline for 2020 Fall Focus is August 1, 2019. The selected location will be announced at this year’s Fall Focus.

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors 

     

Dakota Express Simmentals

Mark Barnell Cattle Company

   Bill and Penny Zimmerman    
http://www.simmental.org Kansas Simmental Association