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Kansas farmers and ranchers will discuss irrigation conservation, legislative issues and grain and livestock marketing at the annual Kansas NFO state meeting on Wednesday, August 5, in Hesston and Halstead, Kansas.

Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. and the event starts at 10:00 in Hesston at the AmericInn with a business session led by president Ray Kohman, Solomon. This includes National Farmers business reports presented by national directors Carl Wahlmeier, Jennings, and Harold Walker, Mayetta, and a state legislative report. There is no fee for registration.

The afternoon session will include local member farm tours at Prairie Lake Farm and B & G Farms in the Moundridge area. Dr. Danny Rogers, K-State extension irrigation specialist will participate in the farm tours along with other irrigation specialists. Following the farm tours, the group will travel to Halstead, Kansas for an evening dinner at the Catholic Parish Hall located at the corner of Popular and 5th street where K-State’s Dr Rogers and Pete Lorenz and Nick Levendofsky, grain marketing specialists, speakers will make comments. Lee Cross, will also be present to give an update on Syngenta.

Reservations are encouraged by calling Nick Levendofsky at 785-955-0798, Pete Lorenz at 785-738-2113, Ruben Zeller at 785-845-7587, Gene or Darlene Ferguson at 620-328-2951, Carl Wahlmeier at 785-678 2476, or Therese Seiler at 316-796-0606 or e-mail Greg Stephens at gregs3@cox.net.

Kansas NFO is a general farm organization that assists producers in creating individualized marketing plans or with local marketing units that are then often combined with other grain and livestock producers for group volume sales which often gives more price leverage.

Download the meeting flyer.