Jerry Booth, Lawrence, attended the recent Kansas Livestock Association Leadership Conference in Topeka.
Booth joined 16 fellow producers attending the educational event, designed to expose attendees to various aspects of beef production and marketing, the legislative process and services provided by the association.
The producers received training in media relations, visited association headquarters and attended a Senate Agriculture Committee meeting and met with legislators to discuss beef industry issues.
They also learned about beef sales, observed steak cutting at Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Topeka and participated in meal preparation with chef Alli Winter.
The leadership program, launched in 1981, has produced 541 graduates.
This year's sponsors were Kennedy and Coe LLC, Frontier Farm Credit, Jostens, Fort Dodge Animal Health, Schering-Plough Animal Health/Global Animal Management, Farm Credit of Central Kansas and the Kansas Livestock Foundation.