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Dear friends in the cattle industry, It is my honor to welcome you to Owensboro for the 2016 KCA Convention and Agriculture Industry Trade Show. Returning to Owensboro is a pleasure! This city is not only beautiful, but it is a great location to bring in some of our great cattlemen from around the area. Our cattle industry in the state has a lot to be proud of - including strong beef demand, producer profitability and though prices took a dip at the end of the 2015, prices should remain good. In addition to visiting with friends and cattle producers from across the state, you will also have the opportunity to discuss economic and policy issues in our state for the coming year at our Convention. Your participation is essential to making the decisions and shaping the future of the cattle industry in our state. Thanks for being a part of the 2016 KCA Convention. Enjoy all of the meetings and trade show, but make sure to enjoy time with all of your friends and fellow cattlemen across the state too! Enjoy! Tim White Convention Chairman

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

WELCOME

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Registration Information....2-4 Agenda.................................6-9 Sponsors..............................11 Trade Show Map................12-13 Beef Efficiency Conference.......................14 Speakers.............................18-19 Owensboro Information....20-21


REGISTRATION

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Registration Information Owensboro Convention Center 501 West 2nd Street Owensboro, KY 42301 270-687-8800 fax 270-687-8959 www.owensborocenter.com Registration The KCA registration desk will be located in the Registration Booths in the Lobby of the Convention Center. Registration is required to attend the educational programs, business meetings, social events and the Trade Show. Student registrations and KJCA registrations are available with Student ID.

Beef Efficiency Conference • Welcome Reception including free lunch • Opening General Session • KBC/KCA Ribeye Cookoff • Allied Industry Game Night • Ag Industry Breakfast • Regional Meetings • Membership Awards (paid lunch available)• Forages Program • Feeder Calf Sale • YPC Meeting

On-Site Registration Prices Registration including Trade Show $75 Student Registration $10 (Age 9 and up, IncludIng KJCA members) Trade Show Only $10

Badges

Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Convention badges are required for admittance to all convention events and the Trade Show. Hold on to your badge and be sure not to lose it.

Saturday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Tickets

The following services are offered in the registration area:

You must purchase tickets to attend the following events:

Registration Hours

• KCA and BTGC Pre-Registration • KCA and BTGC On-Site Registration • Event Ticket Sales • KCA Information • Delegate Sign-In

livestock marketing group

Listed below are the events/activities that are open and are included in your registration fees:

Meals • Closing Session Lunch - $20 • Evening Banquet - $50 • Preferred Banquet Seating - $600 Includes table for 10 Tickets will be collected for all meal events. If you have lost or did not receive the tickets you requested, please check with the staff at the KCA Registration desk.

Ladies Program - $10 (only 50 available) Participation is limited for all the ticketed events. Tickets will be sold on a space-available basis.

We are here to serve you and all of your Livestock Marketing Needs. Thank you for your business.

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Stanford-South Cattle Sale Mon at 9AM & Thurs at 8:30 AM Cow Sale 3rd Fri of Each Month at 6:30 PM Jim Akers 606-365-0665 or 859-361-4221

Mt. Sterling Cattle Sale Wed at 8:30 AM & Sat at 10:30 AM Cow Sale Watch for Scheduled Sales! Tim Gayheart 859-498-9625 or 859-229-4437

Campbellsville Cattle Sale Wed & Sat at 10:00 AM Cow Sale 1st Fri of Each Month at 7:00 PM Ronnie Choate 270-465-4051 or 270-766-8240

Richmond Cattle Sale Friday at 9:30 AM Cow Sale 2nd Fri of Each Month at 1:00 PM Jim Dause 859-623-1280 or 859-314-7211

Albany Catle Sale Mon and Wed at 9:30AM (CT)

Maysville Cattle Sale Tues 10:30 AM & Fri at 6:30 PM Horse Sale 1st Fri of Each Month at 6:00 PM Dale Browning 606-759-7280 or 606-748-3271

Cow Sale 2nd Fri of Each Month at 6:00 PM (CT)

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Internet Video Sale 2nd & 4th Tues of Each Month at 12:30 PM Jim Gibson 859-255-7701 or 859-333-2378 & Jeremy Shyrock 859-967-6479

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General Information

Promotional Photography

Meeting Attire

By participating in this event you acknowledge that promotional photographs may be taken at any spot in the Owensboro Convention Center and/or in any scheduled functions a the hotels or off-property. Such photographs become the property of KCA when taken, and by registering and participating in the KCA Convention and Trade Show, you the attendee have granted permission for your photograph to be taken and used at the sole discretion of KCA, without further permission, compensation, or acknowledgement.

Attire for the meeting sessions and events is business casual.

Meeting Etiquette As a courtesy to our speakers and other attendees, please have your phone in either silent or vibrate mode while you are in the sessions. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Parking There are numerous parking areas close to the Owensboro Convention Center.

Smoking The Owensboro Convention Center is a non-smoking facility.

Waiver of Liability KCA is not responsible for lost or damaged articles, accidents, any mishap due to alcohol or drug abuse, disasters, government regulation or advisory, death, injury, illness, fire, disruption, delays, modifications or cancels caused by weather conditions, or any mechanical or electrical difficulties, strikes, lockouts, acts or threats of terrorism, civil disorder, acts of Gods, and other events beyond the control of KCA. KCA will make every effort to conduct the program as described; however, KCA reserves the right to make adjustments to the programs without affecting their overall quality.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 1:00-4:00

Question / Answer Session – Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler & Dr. Gordon Jones Moderators

Trade Show Move-In-Exhibition Hall

Friday, January 15, 2016

10:00 am

BT- Burley Tobacco Growers’ Co-op Board Meeting- Meeting Room 231

10:00

KCA- Allied Industry Meeting Meeting Room 230

7:00-6:00

Registration Hours-Registration Booth

7:00-11:00

Trade Show Move-In-Exhibition Hall

11:00

Trade Show Opens- Exhibition Hall

8:00

KCA- KCA Executive Committee Meeting- Meeting Room 220

11:30

KCA- Welcome Lunch- Exhibition Hall

8:30-11:30

KCA- Beef Efficiency Conference West Ballroom A-C Welcome – Dr. Gordon Jones, Western Kentucky University Emeritus Professor

1:00

UK- IRM Meeting- Meeting Room 230

1:30-3:15

KCA- Opening General SessionWest Ballroom A-C Ryan Quarles, Commissioner of Agriculture

How are we incorporating efficiency data into today’s management decisions? Dr. Matt Spangler, UNL Fine tuning reproductive efficiency with nutritional management – Dr. Rick Funston, UNL A systems approach to efficient forage-based beef production – Dennis Hancock, UGA

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Kentucky Beef Network Annual Report Eden Shale Project Update- Dr. Steve Higgins, University of Kentucky Kentucky Beef Council Annual Report

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3:00 pm

Beef Quality Assurance Update- Josh White, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association BT- Agriculture Workforce Management Association (AWMA) Annual Meeting Meeting Room 231

of Agriculture 8:30-4:00

KCA- Silent Auction Starts-

9:00-11:00

KJCA- Owensboro Grain Industry Tour

9:00-11:00

BT- Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association Annual Meeting West Ballroom D Council for Burley Tobacco Update: Rod Kuegel, Council for Burley Tobacco

9:00-10:00

Update on the H2A Program: Rick Alexander, Agriculture Workforce Management Assoc.

KCA- Regional Meetings Region 1- East Ballroom E Region 2- Riverview Room Region 3- West Ballroom A Region 4- West Ballroom B Region 5- West Ballroom C BT- U.S. Tobacco GAP Training 2016 West Ballroom D Welcome: Pat Raines, President - BTGCA and Dr. Bob Pearce University of Kentucky

Factors Impacting Your Outcome for the 2016 Burley Crop: Dr. Will Snell, University of KY

10:00

KY Livestock Marketing Association Meeting & Invitation Only Lunch Riverwalk Rm (Hampton Waterfront)

3:30

KCA- KCA Foundation MeetingMeeting Room 220

11:00 -12:00

BT- U.S. Tobacco GAP Training Continued West Ballroom D

4:00

KBC/KCA Rib-eye Cook-off Exhibition Hall Stage

11:00-2:00

5:00

KCA- County President’s Awards Night- (Invitation Only) East Ballroom E

7:00-10:00

KCA- Allied Industry Game Night Exhibition Hall

KCA Membership Awards & Closing Session Lunch East Ballroom A-D Tracy Brunner, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association KCA Treasurer’s Report KCA Membership Awards KCA Communications Report KCA Annual Report

10:00

Trade Show Closes

12:00 - 1:30

BT- Council for Burley Tobacco Annual Meeting/Luncheon West Ballroom E

1:00-2:00

KJCA- Culinary Workshop Riverview Room

2:00-4:30

KCA- Forages at KCA-West Ballroom A-C

Saturday, January 16, 2016 6:30-6:00

Registration Hours- Registration Booth

7:00

Trade Show Opens- Exhibition Hall

7:00-9:00

Ag Industry Breakfast- Exhibition Hall Stage James Comer, Former Commissioner

Welcome - Dr. Ray Smith, Forage Specialist, University of Kentucky

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Tall Fescue: Past-Present-Future Dr. Garry Lacefield, Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Kentucky

3:15

KJCA- Annual Membership Meeting & KJCA Board of Director Elections Riverview Room

Tall Fescue Endophyte-Animal Relations: Cutting Edge Research and Implications - Dr. Glen Aiken,

3:30-4:30

KCA- Kentucky Young Producer’s Council Membership Meeting: West Ballroom E

4:00

KJCA- Reception Riverview Room

4:30-6:00

Internet Feeder Calf SaleExhibition Hall Stage

5:00-6:00

KCA- KCA Leadership Alumni & Past President’s Reception(Invitation Only) East Ballroom E

6:00

Trade Show Closes

6:00

KCA- Evening Banquet East Ballroom A-D KCA & KBC Awards

Research Leader, USDA-ARSFAPRU, Lexington, KY Novel Endophyte Varieties: What’s the Difference - Dr. Ray Smith Discussion 2:30-3:30

KCA- Ladies Program “For the Love of Beef” East Ballroom E

3:00

KJCA- Officer Elections (Current KJCA Board Members Only) Riverview Room

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Dr. Dennis Hancock is an Associate Professor in the Crop and Soil Sciences Department and the Forage Extension Specialist at the

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Ryan grew up on his family’s farm in Scott County, coming from a family

University of Georgia. His responsibilities are split between Extension (75%) and Research (25%). He began at the Univ. of Georgia in Dec. 1, 2006.

that has farmed in central Kentucky for over 200 years. Ryan completed three undergraduate majors and two graduate degrees in just four

business. He earned a BS in Agriculture in 1996 from Berea College and a MS in Plant and Soil Sciences in 1999 at the Univ. of Kentucky. After

Fellows Program. In 2009, he graduated from Harvard with a Master’s degree in higher education before moving back to Kentucky to finish

Dr. Hancock grew up on a 100-acre cow-calf operation in Western Kentucky, where his father also ran a gravel, lime, and fertilizer spreading

a 2 ½ year stint as a County Extension Agent in northern Kentucky (Grant Co.), he returned to UK and completed a PhD in Crop Science in 2006. In addition to his role as the state Forage Extension Specialist, Dr. Hancock also leads the Sustainable Grazing Systems program at UGA

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Dr. Rick Funston is a professor and Reproductive Physiologist at the University of Nebraska. He received his BS from North Dakota State

years at the University of Kentucky, graduating in 2006. In 2008, Harvard University awarded Ryan a full scholarship with the Zuckerman

his last year of law school. Ryan was elected to the Kentucky General Assembly in 2010, representing Scott, Owen, and Fayette counties. In 2015, Ryan was elected Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture. At 32, Commissioner Quarles is currently the youngest statewide elected

official in the United States.

Steve Higgins is the Director of Animal and Environmental Compliance for the University of Kentucky’s Agricultural Experiment Station. In

University, MS from Montana State University his PhD from the University of Wyoming, and completed a Post Doc at Colorado State University

this position, Steve’s responsibilities include research and demonstration on nutrient management, soil conservation, and water quality issues, as well

attention/adoption; research on fetal programming effects on postnatal calf performance including carcass characteristics and reproduction has

collecting and organizing of data for nutrient management and water quality plans, organizing interdepartmental research activities, and coordinating

in Reproduction/Biotechnology. He divides his time between extension and research. His research on lighter heifer development is receiving national received national and international recognition; and he is a team member of nationally recognized beef systems research.

Matt Spangler grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm in south-central Kansas where his family still farms and has a cow/calf operation.

as animal care and safety. Steve spends his time writing publications for the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, providing leadership for the the College of Agriculture’s involvement with various local, state, and federal government agencies and departments. Higgins is a 1987 graduate of

the University of Kentucky, with a BS in Agricultural Economics. He also received an MS in Agricultural Education in 1995 and a PhD. in Soil Dr. Glen Aiken has been a Research Leader at the USDA-ARS Forage-Animal Production Research Unit in Lexington, KY since 2013 and

After receiving his B.S. degree in Animal Science from Kansas State University (2001) he attended Iowa State University and received his M.S.

a Research Animal Scientist and Agronomist since 2003. Prior to taking this assignment, he was a Research Agronomist for eleven years at the

is currently an Associate Professor and Extension Beef Genetics Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He works as part of a collaborative

pasture management approaches to improve forage productivity and persistence, and the efficiency of growth on pasture by beef cattle. Dr. Aiken is

degree in Animal Breeding and Genetics in 2003. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Georgia in Animal Breeding and Genetics (2006) and team with colleagues at UNL and US MARC to develop and evaluate methods related to genomic selection and is currently part of a collaborative effort funded by the USDA competitive grants program to develop genomic predictors for feed intake and efficiency in beef cattle.

USDA-ARS Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center in Booneville, AR. Dr. Aiken’s grazing research is focused on developing animal and a Fellow in the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America, and is an Adjunct Professor in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Animal and Food Sciences Department at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Garry Lacefield is a native of McHenry, Kentucky (Ohio County) and grew up on a crop-livestock farm in the Western Kentucky Coal Field

Area. After graduation from Centertown High School, he entered the U.S. Army and served 2.5 years in Germany. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Western Kentucky University with a major in Agriculture and Biology. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Missouri in 1974. He joined the University of Kentucky faculty in 1974 as Extension Forage Specialist and retired in 2015. He has authored and co-authored over 300 extension publications, papers, articles and book chapters. He is co-author of the book “Southern Forages”.

S. Ray Smith, MS, Ph.D is an professor and forage extension specialist in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Kentucky in

Lexington, Kentucky. Ray has a doctorate and a master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Georgia. Dr. Smith conducts applied forage research and he provides continuing education resources such as conferences and publications on forage crops

Josh White serves as the Executive Director - Producer Education for National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Pursuing his passion, Josh

graduated with honors from Berry College in northwest Georgia with a degree in Animal Science. Professionally, Josh led the Georgia Cattlemen’s

Association and Georgia Beef Board as Executive Vice President from 2009 - 2014. As Executive Director – Producer Education with NCBA, Josh

and his team are working to capitalize on the rich histories of the Beef Quality Assurance and Cattlemen’s College programs while moving these initiatives forward to deliver even greater value to NCBA members and the industry. He continues to own cattle on the family farm in Georgia. Josh and his wife Erin live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with their three children ages 14, 12, and 9.

Tracy Brunner is the 4th generation on his family operation located in Ramona, Kansas. He has served as president of his family corporation

since its inception in 1988. Tracy manages the feedyard and the yearling grazing operation. He also oversees the cattle and  grain marketing

decisions, commodity risk management, customer relations, and financial reports.Tracy’s family also operates a seed stock enterprise raising bulls and replacement heifers for many ranchers throughout the U.S.

Tracy graduated from Kansas State University in 1978 with a degree in Animal Science. Through the years he has held many leadership

positions in the beef industry including; Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) President, KLA Executive Committee, Kansas Beef Council Executive Committee, KLA PAC Chairman, KLA Advisory Council and Kansas Governor’s Agriculture Advisory Board. 

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There are plenty of things to do and places to eat in Owensboro! Owensboro is known for their BBQ or visit one of the downtown establishments! Look for more options at www.visitowensboro.com

BBQ Dee’s BBQ & Diner 1362 E. 4th Street Owensboro, KY 42303 Locally-owned diner offering plate specials and barbecue. Buffet on Fridays and Saturdays. Henry’s Boogalou BBQ 1401 Carter Road, Owensboro, KY 42301 Boogalou BBQ dips and sauces are Owensboro, Ky. legend going as far back as 1978 when it was first created. Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn 2840 W. Parrish Avenue Owensboro, KY 42301 Locally-owned with a world-famous buffet with homemade sides, burgoo, and desserts, plus a full salad bar. Dine-in or carryout.

Old Hickory Bar-B-Q 338 Washington Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42301 Locally-owned with dine-in, carryout, drive-thru and gift certificates. Located at 25th & Frederica Streets. Ole South Barbecue 3523 Kentucky 54 Owensboro, KY 42303 Serving Owensboro’s best barbecue with a lunch and dinner buffet, and Owensboro’s best breakfast.

Downtown Another Broken Egg Cafe 701 West First Street, Owensboro, KY 42301 New twists on Eggs Benedict and Gourmet Omelettes to unbelievable Biscuits Beignets and Cinnamon Roll French Toast. Inside the Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront. Bee Bop’s 122-A W. 2nd Street Owensboro, KY 42301 50’s-style diner offering great diner food and daily specials.

A. Ginn Farm Supply Bedford, KY Bill Ginn (502) 663-1233 Brian Sieker (620) 509-7099

Bill’s Restaurant 420 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301 Lunch served Tue-Fri, dinner served Tue-Sat. Seasonal menus offering appetizers, entrees and desserts. Cadillac Restaurant & Grecian Pizza 1315 W. 2nd Street Owensboro, KY 42301 Diner meals, pizza and plate specials. Colby’s Deli & Cafe 401 Frederica Street Owensboro, KY 42301 Locally-owned, offering great breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, cookies & ice cream. Colby’s Fine Food & Spirits 202 W. 3rd Street, Owensboro, KY 42301 Cold Stone Creamery-Downtown 112 Allen Street Owensboro, KY 42303 From unique ice cream creations to smoothies, cakes and shakes nobody serves up the ultimate indulgence like Cold Stone.

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CYO Brewing 119 E. 2nd St., Owensboro, KY 42303 Locally-owned American Craft Beer bar and brewery with Whiskey Lounge featuring 50+ Bourbons, Ryes, Scotches, etc. Open for lunch Mon-Sat with unique food offerings incorporating craft beer into many items. Large 120” projection TVs for all sporting events. Famous Bistro 102 W. 2nd Street Owensboro, KY 42301 Locally-owned, serving lunch & dinner, everything from sandwiches to fine dining with a Mediterranean emphasis on Greek cuisine. Fetta Specialty Pizza 118 St. Ann Street Owensboro, KY 42301 Italian for ‘slice, slices’, Fetta serves delicious specialty pizza hand tossed right before your eyes! Enjoy your slices with a breathtaking view of the Ohio River and the new Smothers Park.

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