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.
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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 www.asi.ksu.edu/cattlemensday.