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.
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
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.
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.