Kansas Landowner Conference

YOU’RE INVITED: K-State Department of Agricultural Economics is looking forward to hosting the 2nd Annual Kansas Landowner Conference. This conference is specifically tailored to folks who have agricultural land in Kansas, but may not reside on the property, or even in the state of Kansas. The Kansas Landowner Conference is designed to be a resource where landowners can build networks and increase their knowledge in many aspects of land management. 

Registration fee: $375/each or $650/two business partners Prices go up after Sept. 15th!



Dates & Location
October 10 - 11, 2024


K-State Alumni Center
1720 Anderson Ave.
Manhattan , KS


Rhonda Lund - rrlund@ksu.edu or 785.532.4016

Hotel Information

Hotel Information:

Holiday Inn - Campus
1641 Anderson
 Manhattan, KS 66502
 Conference Rate: $119.95 + tax / night

Reservations Instructions:

Reservations can be made in any of the methods listed below: 
Call Hotel directly at (785) 539-7531 
Call Holiday Inn at (888) HOLIDAY (888-465-4329) 
The Group Code is ALC 
It is important to mention the group code in order to receive the discounted rate. 
To utilize the direct link-copy and paste in your preferred browser. This will take you to the hotel website. Enter your dates of stay and click on SEARCH. This will automatically populate your discounted rate and available room types. 


Thursday, October 10th, 2024

8:00 am Registration and Visit Vendors

9:00 am Welcome - Dr. Allen Featherstone, Dept. Head

9:15 am Macroeconomic Implications for Kansas Landowners: Brian Briggeman

10:00 am Kansas Land Values & Ownership Trends: Robin Reid

10:45 am Break

11:10 am Best Practices in Landowner-Tenant Communication: Ashlee Westerhold

12:00 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Breakout Session #1

2:20 pm Break

2:30 pm Breakout Session #2

3:20 pm Break

3:40 pm Breakout Session #3

4:30 pm Networking Cocktail Hour- Visit with Speakers & Vendors

5:30 pm End


Friday, October 11th, 2024

7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast and Visit Vendors

8:30 am Protecting the Legacy of your Land in Kansas: Roger McEowen

9:30 am Break

9:50 am Breakout Session #4

10:40 am Break

10:50 am Breakout Session #5

11:40 am Break

12:00 pm Lunch & Panel of Agricultural Producers

1:30 pm End

Breakout Sessions


Thursday, October 10th

RoomBanquet Room ABanquest Room BPurple Pride RoomTadtman Boardroom


1:30 – 2:20

Wind and Solar Leases

Wendee Grady – Kansas Farm Bureau

Climate & Carbon Credit

Micah Cameron Harp- KSU

Lease Basics & Types of Leases

LaVell Winsor-KSU

Conservation Programs Olson

Jeffery - NRCS, Nicole Welborn & Heidi Lange – FSA


2:30 – 3:20

Hunting Leases

Drew Ricketts- KSU

Charitable Strategies in Agriculture

Darci Cain- K-State Foundation

Crop Insurance & Government Program Payments

Robin Reid & Dr. Jenny Ifft - KSU

Conservation Programs Olson

Jeffery - NRCS, Nicole Welborn & Heidi Lange – FSA


3:40 – 4:30

Property Tax

Dr. Allen Featherstone

Crop Insurance & Government Program Payments

Robin Reid & Dr. Jenny Ifft - KSU

Lease Basics & Types of Leases

LaVell Winsor-KSU

Friday, October 11th


Banquet Room A

 Banquet Room B

Purple Pride Room

Tadtman Boardroom


9:50 – 10:40

Farm Economy Outlook

Joe Parcell - KSU

Grain Marketing 101

Dan O’Brien- KSU

Lease Rates

Gregg Ibendahl- KSU


10:50 – 11:40

Components of a Good Written Lease

Roger McEowen- Washburn School of Law/KSU

Negotiating a Farm Lease

Ashlee Westerhold- KSU

Grain Marketing 101

Dan O’Brien- KSU

Lease Rates

Gregg Ibendahl- KSU



To Manhattan, Kansas and the K-State Alumni Center (17th & Anderson):

From the east: I-70 to exit 313. North on Hwy 177 to Ft. Riley Blvd then west to 17th Street. North (right) on 17th to Anderson Ave. 

From the west: I-70 to exit 303. North on Hwy K114/K18 (Ft. Riley Blvd) to 17th St. North (left) on 17th to Anderson.

From the north: Hwy 77 south to Seth Child Rd (Hwy 113). South on Seth Child to Anderson Ave. East (left) on Anderson to 17th St.


There is limited parking available at the Alumni Center. If spots are available, you can park there. You will need an Alumni Center pass, which will be available as you arrive.

Conference parking is included in the registration fee, for either the lot west of Old Stadium, or for the parking garage. You may park in either location, then bring your tag number (write it down or take a picture of it) to the registration table and we will take care of it for you. 

  • Limited parking is available in the Alumni parking lot for those arriving early. 

  • Additional parking is available in the lot west of Old Stadium (across Denison Avenue), north of the Catholic Church, or in the parking garage.

  • Parking is permitted only in areas designated for parking. Parking is not permitted on campus streets or drives

  • Please observe HANDICAP, RESERVED and NO PARKING zones; these are TOW ZONES and violators will be towed.