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Join the Kansas Rural Center, along with local and regional partners, at one of our five remaining “Feeding Kansas Dinner & Dialogue” forums to be held throughout the state this June. The upcoming forums will provide:

  • Analysis of recent state legislation, including state budget and revenue issues, that affect local level food systems and access development efforts
  • Updates on work being done on the local level to strengthen local food systems and access to healthy food
  • Dialogue focusing on what you can do to be a part of strengthening our state’s local food and farm systems, civic engagement, resources, ideas, and ways to work together to reach the common vision of a healthy, local food systems.
  • Dinner featuring Kansas grown ingredients!

Ottawa’s forum will  feature an analysis about state budget and revenue concerns, and an analysis of the impact of recent state legislation on local food systems and food access by Kansas Rural Center Lobbyist, Paul Johnson.   Ron Brown will provide an update and outlook on the state Local Food & Farm Task Force. Ron served as Chairman on the Task Force last year and with passage of recent legislation will continue to serve on the Task Force for another year.

Updates and information will also be provided by the Franklin Co. Food Policy Council, Lake Region RC & D and the League of Women Voters.