Steve Hunt to speak at K-State's Cattlemen's Day on March 1

A sponsored lecture is the newest feature of Kansas State University's Cattlemen's Day, scheduled for March 1 in Manhattan.

Marking the 100th year of the event, K-State has a number of exhibits and a commercial trade show planned, starting at 8 a.m. in Weber Hall.

It also will start the Henry C. Gardiner Lectureship, with inaugural speaker Steve Hunt of U.S. Premium Beef.

Gardiner, widely considered a pioneer in beef genetics, is founder of Gardiner Angus Ranch in Ashland, Kan., according to a news release from the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry.

Hunt was CEO of U.S. Premium Beef from 1996 through January 2013. He now serves as an adviser to the company.

Other topics and presenters will include: Keeping Your Farm in the Family for the Next Generation – Ron Hanson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Cattle Market and Industry Short-Run Outlook and Long Term-Prospective, Ted Schroeder and Glynn Tonsor of K-State.

There also will be breakout sessions and a dedication ceremony for the new Stanley Stout Center.

More information and online registration are available at