Make plans to attend the KFU Convention, December 4-5, 2019 at the DoubleTree, Lawrence. Special guests for the two-day event include Lt Governor Lynn Rogers, Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, Austin Frerick, Rob Larew, Tom Giessel, Matt Sanderson, and John K. Burchill.
This year’s theme of The Road Ahead appears many times as we discuss ways of Framing the Future for Agriculture, Kansas, and Our Communities. Explore diverse perspectives on what a truly Progressive Farm Program would look like and how can we make it happen. The Lt. Governor’s banquet keynote provides updates on the Office of Rural Prosperity and results from the summer Listening Tour sessions. With a season of Hemp research under our belts, what’s been learned and where are we headed? Dive into the challenges and opportunities facing Kansas Rural Communities – from population changes to rural healthcare, farming & food access. Grab a crystal ball to predict Hot Topics for the 2020 Legislative Session. Will Medicaid Expansion eventually pass? What’s up with the Rural Revitalization Task Force? Taxes? Talk with elected officials and lobbyists to get their take. Examine how Boomers, GenXers, Millennials and Z-Gens differ on perceptions of Climate Change and eagerness to act. Explore the stories of Kansans who worked to stop forces of intolerance in Four Horsemen and a Sage.