Are You Seeking Profitability in a Dry Climate? Know Your Bottom Line.

KEARNY COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT – Do you want to improve profitability, organic matter, and soil health? Do you want to decrease costs, mitigate risks, and reduce debt? Come network with other producers and experts at the 2019 Bottom Line Conference.

Farmers and ranchers know that they need to cut costs and add value, especially in today’s farm economy with high inputs and low commodity prices.  They need the tools for a profitable business that supports their family while building equity and increasing the health and value of their land. That is what inspired a group of producers in western Kansas to bring The Bottom Line Conference to life for the first time in August 2018.

The 2019 Bottom Line Conference will be held at the Kearny County Fairgrounds, just a mile west of Lakin, KS on August 14-15, 2019.  The two day event will have dozens of presentations, ranging from topics on money management, soil health, grazing strategies, farm programs, and more.  As always, the focus of the Bottom Line Conference is profitability through soil and water conservation in a dry climate.  If you farm or ranch in a dry climate, you will want to be there.

Register today at www.bottomlineconference.com

Keynote speakers are Dallas Mount, Dale Stricker, Mary Jo Irmen and Nick Vos. Additional presenters include: Michael Thompson, Lucinda Hardesty, Alan Vynalek, Candy Thomas, Playa Lakes Joint Venture, and representatives from FSA, RMA and NRCS.  During breaks you will have the chance to visit all the booths in the noteworthy trade show as well.

Dallas Mount has been teaching Ranching For Profit since 2012 and runs his own cattle operation in Wyoming.  He will be speaking on profitability for farms and ranches, specifically how to determine what is working on the farm/ranch and why the financial statement might be misleading.

Dale Strickler is an agronomist who grew up on a farm in Kansas.  He will be tackling tough questions like “Do cover crops work in arid regions like western Kansas?” Dale will share strategies that help create drought resilient soils to better take and hold the rain we do get, capture run-off, grow deeper roots, and greatly improve moisture use efficiency.

Mary Jo Irmen grew up on a farm/ranch operation in North Dakota and is the author of the book, “Farming Without the Bank”.  She has been consulting farmers for nearly 10 years on how to finance operational expenses, increase profitability, reduce debt, and gain the advantage of a tax-free retirement.

Nick Vos is a no-till farmer in Stevens County, Kansas and Texas County, Oklahoma.  In his talk titled “Is Moisture Really What Is Keeping Us From Change?”, Nick shares how he quit overusing fertilizer, started using cover crops and created higher margins for his operation.  His soil health practices now enjoy cost savings in fertilizer and chemical expenses, better nutrient cycling and water holding capacity, improved water infiltration, and most importantly, higher margins.

Breakout sessions at the 2019 Bottom Line Conference will cover topics including rotational grazing, water infiltration, government programs, grazing sheep, profitability, cover crops, and much more.  This conference is a must-attend event for any farmers and ranchers who want to improve their profitability and their soil health in a dry climate.

The $50 ticket price includes a prime rib supper, two lunches, coffee, snacks, social hour, and the chance to win hundreds of dollars worth of prizes from our trade show sponsors.  The low cost per ticket is made possible by our sponsors: Kearny County Bank, EGE Products, Syracuse Commission, Big Iron Auctions, Armstrong Cattle, Sunflower Electric, AgRisk Advisors, American Ag Credit, Lakin Automotive, Star Seed Inc, Kearny County Farm Bureau, Tri-Rotor, Ozark Hills Insurance, Lindsay Corp, Playa Lakes JV, Pheasants Forever, Kansas Farm Management Association, Hefty Seed Co, Simply Farms, Garden City Coop, Stockwater Solutions, Ducks Unlimited, Cargill, Valley Irrigation, Alforex Seeds and the Conservation Districts of Kearny County, Hamilton County, Finney County, Wichita County, and Grant County.

Register now at www.bottomlineconference.com

More information for sponsors and attendees can be found on the website or by calling 620-355-7911 Ext 112

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