Manhattan, KS, August 24
Planning is underway for the 2019 Fall Focus in Manhattan, KS. 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, whichever comes first.
Schedule of Events
Friday, August 23
Local Simmental seedstock operation tours - Several breeders live within 60 miles of Manhattan, KS including River Creek Farms, Irvine Ranch, Hofmann Simmentals, Cow Camp Ranch, Sunflower Genetics, and Rock Creek Ranch. These breeders welcome visitors for tours and conversation.
Herdbook Tutorial session - During the afternoon, ASA will host a tutorial to learn efficient tips and procedures to get the most out of the Herdbook.org.
Cattle display and dinner at the Stanley Stout Center in the evening. Dinner will have a nominal fee to support the Kansas Simmental Junior Association.
Saturday, August 24
Day-long Educational Symposium at the Manhattan Conference Center
Evening Dinner and Social hosted by the Kansas Simmental Association at the Flint Hills Discovery Center (https://www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/)
Sunday, August 25
Board Meeting begins with open committee meetings
Monday, August 26
Board Meeting continues with staff and committee reports
Tuesday, August 27
Overflow hotel rooms are secured at the following hotels:
Candlewood suites - Group code: ASA
Make reservations by calling directly 785-320-7995, dial their booking center 1-888-233-0369, or use the following link:
Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Group code: ASA
Make reservations by calling directly 785-320-7454, dial their booking center 1-800-439-4745, or use the following link:
Watch for more details in enews, the Register, and fallfocus.org.