KLA Convention Speakers


     The program at the KLA Convention will provide members and guests everything from inspiration to practical information. Highlights for the December 2-4 meeting in Wichita include a military hero who will describe how he survived a perilous experience in a hostile country and a veterinarian with clarification of a new rule on antibiotic use.
Retired Army First Sgt. Matt Eversmann, who was immortalized in the epic movie “Black Hawk Down,” will headline the Wednesday evening banquet. He will focus on attributes that brought him through a harrowing experience alive in 1993 and how those qualities can lead to success in business and in life. His appearance will be sponsored by Zoetis and Micro.
Kansas State University veterinarian Dan Thomson will explain what the government’s new Veterinary Feed Directive means for ranchers, feeders and dairymen during his Beef Industry University presentation, sponsored by the Farm Credit Associations of Kansas. The Jones professor of epidemiology and production medicine at the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine will clarify how certain antibiotics soon will require veterinary approval on a case-by-case basis for the product to be included in livestock feed.
The preregistration deadline for the KLA Convention is November 20. An online registration form, schedule and hotel information can be found here.

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