Dr. Mike Apley

Dr. Apley is a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University.  His areas of emphasis include beef production medicine, clinical pharmacology and antibiotic resistance.



Session: The Future of Pharmaceuticals in Cattle Production

We use pharmaceuticals in cattle production to treat and control disease as well as improve production. Multiple issues will affect our ability to continue doing so. This session explores these issues and provides ways we can all help to preserve our ability to use these tools.

Dr. A.J. Tarpoff

Dr. A.J. Tarpoff works with and serves the beef industry in every aspect of production, from pasture to plate. He attended Kansas State University, earning his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, followed by his D.V.M. and M.S. degrees from the College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation in 2012, he practiced feedlot production medicine in Alberta, Canada. In 2016, he returned to the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University, where he serves as an associate professor and the beef Extension veterinarian. Tarpoff has a 70% extension, 20% research and 10% teaching appointment. He works closely with producers, practicing veterinarians and members of industry to bring relevant extension and education that improve cattle health and the productivity of the beef industry.



Session: Beef Quality Assurance Certification: Answering The Call From Our Consumer

BQA is a voluntary, nationally-organized, state-implemented continuing education certification for cattle producers. The certification is good for three years, and it keeps producers up to date with best management practices backed by research and set forth by the industry.

Dr. Jason Warner

Dr. Jason M. Warner is a faculty member in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University as an assistant professor and Extension cow-calf specialist.  His objective is to help support the mission of the land-grant system by serving people through extension and research as part of the K-State beef extension team.  Warner’s specific focus is to help provide leadership for state extension beef programming efforts, disseminate information to the industry, collaborate with allied industry personnel and stakeholders, conduct applied cow-calf systems research and serve as a point of resource for area specialists and county extension agents.


Session: Cowherd Management Considerations for 2024: Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Headed

This session will focus on key management factors for cow-calf producers to consider this year to help minimize costs and optimize production in an era of production and price volatility.