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STATE CONVENTION

Make plans to attend the KFU State Convention, November 29-30, 2018 at the Prairie Band Resort, Mayetta. Special guests for the two-day event are Roger Johnson, Marci Penner, Ron Wilson, & Dale Strickler.

Our theme of Rural Resilience appears many times as we discuss opportunities & challenges facing Kansans: building community wealth through food and farming, making living rural a quality choice, fascinating stories of entrepreneurship, and alternative financing for ag and food projects. Additional topics include: the future of Farmers Union, single payer healthcare, the new Farm Bill, and what to do when you have more cows than grass.  LEARN MORE…

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INDUSTRIAL HEMP MEETINGS

300+ Kansans attended the four meetings recently held across the state!

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Watch the video of the October 22 Hemp Meeting in Manhattan and View slides from KDA’s INDUSTRIAL HEMP: The Road Ahead presentation

VISIT THE INDUSTRIAL HEMP PROJECT PAGE
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We work to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and our rural communities.

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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.

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GAPs Certification Training Workshop: Olathe

November 30 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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

Support Kansas Farmers Union Foundation with Dillons Community Rewards FE209

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We work to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and our rural communities.

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In addition to the main KFU State Office in McPherson, Kansas Farmers Union also has three staff members that work from home-based offices.

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