INDUSTRIAL HEMP MEETINGS
Canadian farmer Rod Flaman began raising hemp when it was legalized in 1998. In meetings across the state, Rod will share how the Canadian hemp market has evolved and how he grows and markets his crop. The Kansas Department of Agriculture will also provide an update on what is in the industrial hemp law, rules and regulations, and how to prepare to participate in this new adventure.
October 22 @ 9:00 AM: Manhattan
October 22 @ 1:30 PM: Salina
October 23 @ 8:00 AM: Colby
October 23 @ 3:00 PM: Garden City
Read the news release here.
Click on a location below for more details and RSVP info…
The 2018 Kansas Farmers Union State Convention is scheduled for November 29 and 30 at the Prairie Band Casino in Mayetta.
Look for details on keynote speakers, sessions and registration in next month’s Kansas KONTACT and on our website.
COUNTY PRESIDENTS: Please contact Mary to schedule your annual meeting!
LOCAL FOOD SAFETY COLLABORATIVE
Navigating the Food Safety Modernization Act can be daunting without assistance.
Produce Safety Rule — the first mandatory federal standard for growing, harvesting, packing and holding of fresh produce — is one of seven that comprise the Food Safety Modernization Act, the most sweeping reform of the nation’s food safety laws in over 70 years.
To assist producers in understanding how the rule will affect them as well as providing a basic outline on good agricultural practices (GAPS) for post-harvest handling, harvesting, washing, storage and packaging produce for safety and quality, Kansas Farmers Union and the Kansas Beginning Farmers Coalition has partnered with K-State Extension, and the Kansas Department of Agriculture to bring a series of training sessions throughout the state.
NEW! DILLONS COMMUNITY REWARDS: Support the KFU Foundation
Are you a Dillons shopper? With the Dillons Community Rewards Program you can support the Kansas Farmers Union Foundation just by shopping at Dillons! All you have to do is enroll your Dillons Plus Card or create an account with Dillons Community Rewards online. After you sign up, KFUF benefits every time you shop and swipe your Plus Card. There is no cost to enroll and you continue to receive Plus Card prices and fuel points as before.
TO ENROLL IN THE COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:
Members must visit the Dillons website: www.dillons.com/communityrewards
Sign in OR Create an account (see below on creating an online account)
Click on “Enroll Now”
Enter the 5-digit NPO number FE209 and search
Select Kansas Farmers Union Foundation and click on “Enroll”
TO CREATE AN ONLINE ACCOUNT AT Dillons:
Visit visit the Dillons website: www.dillons.com/communityrewards
Click on “Register” at the top of the page
Enter your email address, password, zip code (select preferred store)
Click on “Create Account” at the bottom of the page
You will receive an email confirmation to your inbox, to activate your account click on the link in the body of the email and enter your sign in information to confirm
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