• The Alpha Zeta chapter of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity at Kansas State University is pleased to announce the installment of the third annual Spring Agriculture Symposium, and humbly requests your presence. This year’s topic is Consolidation, Trade, and the Changing Landscape of Global Agriculture. With the major company consolidations, changing political atmosphere, and the overall shifting realm of agriculture, we believe this topic to be of great importance.

    Speakers this year include: John Niemann, President, Cargill Protein Ingredients and International; Shane Masters, Investment Origination and Development, AGR Partners; Roger McEowen, Kansas Farm Bureau Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation, Washburn University School of Law; and Bob Young, Chief Economist and Deputy Executive Director, American Farm Bureau Federation. Each of these speakers is well-versed in modern agriculture, and will be able to provide a unique perspective. Each speaker will have the chance to present for twenty minutes. After all speakers have presented, a question and answer session will be opened up to the audience. The program will be moderated by Renée Laird, Founder and President of Tallgrass International.

    This year’s symposium will be held on February 24, beginning at 3pm, in the Town Hall of the Leadership Studies Building on Kansas State’s Campus (1300 Mid-Campus Drive N., Manhattan, KS 66506). It is an open session, so feel free to come and go as you please. The program is approximated to end around 6pm.