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Risk and Profit Conference

The Risk and Profit Conference is hosted annually by the Department of Agricultural Economics that provides an opportunity for key agricultural decision makers to interact with each other and with faculty.  This page includes videos from the current and past featured Producers, and directs users to more information about the conference.

2014 Featured Producer

Michael Springer Bio

Educating the public about what farmers do on the farm to raise healthy, quality food motivates Michael Springer. As an Operation Main Street speaker for Kansas Pork Association, he talks to grade schools and civic groups. Appointed by the Governor of Kansas, Michael currently sits on the Kansas State Board of Agriculture. He ’s also served on the Young Farmers & Ranchers committee and the swine advisory committee for Kansas Farm Bureau. Between juggling all of these activities, his main focus is his family farm, where he returned after graduating from Kansas State University. Now, Michael and his wife, Christy, have a partnership with his grandparents, parents, aunt and uncle. Together, they own a 3, 200-sow farrow-to-finish hog operation, which Michael manages, and 5,000 acres of row crops. Michael’s passion for ag entrepreneurship started in sixth grade when he started raising bucket calves.

Past Featured Producers 

For more information on the proceedings you can visit agmanager.info/events/risk_profit/previous.