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Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers




The Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers (WKARC), one of several administrative units accountable to the KAES director, is composed of four sub-units including the Agricultural Research Center - Hays (ARCH), the Southwest Research-Extension Center - Garden City (SWREC) and Southwest Research-Extension Center - Tribune (SWREC-T), and the Northwest Research-Extension Center - Colby (NWREC). 

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Please join us for the 103rd Roundup at the K-State Agricultural Research Center in Hays on April 20th, 2017KSU Roundup Logo

Registration and commercial trade show begins at 9:00 AM.  Morning refreshments compliments of Suther Feeds, Inc.

Morning Program
10:00 Welcome –Bob Gillen, WKARC Department Head.
10:10 Beef cattle market outlook Update & Summary of Factors Impacting Cow-Calf Profits of Individual Ranches –Glynn Tonsor, KSU Agricultural Economics.
10:55 A classic stocking rate study revisited –Keith Harmoney, WKARC Range Scientist.
11:25 Horn fly control and management strategies –Dale Blasi, Extension Beef Specialist, Stocker Nutrition and Management.

Noon – Complementary Lunch (Sponsored by: Big Creek Veterinary Services, Carrico Implement, Golden Plains Trucking)

Afternoon Program
1:00 Effects of calf weaning age and subsequent management system on age at puberty and reproductive performance of replacement heifers –John Jaeger, WKARC Beef Cattle Scientist.
1:35 Early weaning, more than just a drought management strategy –Justin Waggoner, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, Southwest Research and Extension Center. 
2:10 Current weed control: Herbicide resistance –Phillip Stahlman, WKARC Weed Scientist.


Phil Stahlman, Weed Scientist, Retiring after 42 years of Service

Feb 07, 2017 - After 42 years of service to Kansas State University, the profession of Weed Science, and agricultural producers across the globe, Dr. Phil Stahlman has announced his retirement.

Stahlman Retirement

A reception, on March 3rd, was held in honor of Phil Stahlman's career accomplishments. Cards and written memories can also be mailed to the Agricultural Research Center-Hays - 1232 240th Avenue, Hays, KS 67601.



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