Finding good, reliable help is always a challenge. But you can pick up a few pointers by attending the Employee Management for Production Agriculture Conference, Jan. 23-24, 2003 at the Embassy Suites Hotel-Airport in Kansas City, Mo.

Conference sessions will focus on leadership, communication, conflict resolution, improving professionalism, employee motivation and managing a multi-cultural workforce, just to name a few.

Registration is $150 per person before Jan. 1, 2003, or $200 after that date. A group discount of $25 per person is available for operations that send three or more people to the conference.

For more information, or to register, contact Sarah Fogleman, Kansas State University at (620) 431-1530. You also can go to this Web site: