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STATE CONVENTION

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.

The Policy Committee meets in October!
Review the 2018 KFU Policy Statement and contact Donn with your proposed changes or additions.

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.

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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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Kansas farmer Tom Giessel shares what
he can’t buy with a bushel of his wheat.
At his local co-op, the cash price is $3.27 per bushel.
Tom takes us to stores in Pawnee County to check
everyday prices of consumer goods.

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each dollar consumers spend on select food items.

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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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The Kansas Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union, founded early in the last century, has made significant and varied contributions to agriculture and family farming in our state.

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