Kansas State University's Master of Agribusiness (MAB)  and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) are hosting a free webinar by AVMA Economics Director Dr. Michael Dicks for a free webinar titled, “Millennials: Impact on the Veterinary Workforce.” The webinar will be Monday, Jan. 25 at noon CST.

The presentation will provide an idea of how the future of veterinary practices will be affected by the increase of millennials in the veterinary workforce and as an increasing share of pet owners. A focus of the talk is the effect of the current debt-to-income issues on the performance of millennials, as well as the need to consider changes in taste and preferences for pet services as a result of the increasing share of millennials as pet owners.

Dr. Dicks received his undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and animal science from California Polytechnic State University. He obtained his masters working on a waste-to-energy project in Tunisia, and his doctorate in Agricultural Economics specializing in natural resource policy and international development from the University of Missouri.

Prior to joining AMVA as director of its Economics Division, Dr. Dicks was at Oklahoma State University where he was the director of the Great Plains Agricultural Policy Center and then director of the Center for International Trade and Development.

The webinar is free, but attendees must register online at http://bit.ly/1RPH5oK.  A link will be emailed to all registered participants. For more information about the webinar, contact Deborah Kohl, dkohl@ksu.edu, 785-532-4495.

K-State’s Master of Agribusiness (www.mab.ksu.edu) is an award-winning, distance-education degree program that focuses on food, animal health and agribusiness management. Students and alumni work in every sector of the food, animal health and agribusiness industry and are located in 40 states within the United States and in more than 30 countries.