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KRC's"Kansas Future of Farming & Food" Town Halls
06/24/2019
 
Emporia
Monday, July 8
5:30 to 8:00 pm
 
Kansans are invited to attend the upcoming "Kansas Future of Farming & Food" Town Hall on Monday, July 8th, at the Bowyer Community Building at 2700 W. US Highway 50, in Emporia, Kansas, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The town hall, hosted by the Kansas Rural Center, will feature a panel of experts on our food system and farming, climate and energy, and rural/urban community needs, and how we come together to address these.
 

 
Following the panel comments, attendees will have time to respond, ask questions, and share their experiences or opinions about the issues addressed to help identify what is needed to advance opportunities in their communities and/or the region.
 
Panelists at the Emporia meeting will include Rachel Myslivy, Assistant Director of the Climate and Energy Project; Matt Sanderson Professor of Sociology at K-State; Jeremy Cowan, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Food Production Systems at K-State; and Gail Fuller, Fuller Family Farms of Emporia.   Aubrey Streit-Krug, Director of Ecosphere Studies at The Land Institute, Salina, will lead the panel and community discussion.
 
A complimentary dinner featuring locally sourced ingredients from Ad Astra will be available starting at 5:30 pm with the program starting at 6 p.m. Registration is required in order to ensure an accurate count for dinner.
 
Please register no later than Friday, July 5th at
https://kansasruralcenter.org/2019townhalls. Contact Caryl Hale, KRC Field Coordinator, if you have questions, at [email protected] or call 866-579-5469.
 
 
Wichita
Wednesday, July 10
5:30 to 8:00 pm
 
You are invited to attend the upcoming "Kansas Future of Farming & Food" town hall on Wednesday, July 10th, at the Studio School at 751 George Washington Blvd., Wichita, KS, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The town hall, hosted by the Kansas Rural Center, will feature a panel of experts on our food system and farming, climate and energy, and rural/urban community needs, and how we come together to address these.
 
 
Following the panel comments, attendees will have time to respond, ask questions, and share their experiences or opinions about the issues addressed to help identify what is needed to advance opportunities in their communities and/or the region.
 
Panelists at the Wichita meeting will include Rachel Myslivy, Assistant Director of the Climate and Energy Project, Jeremy Cowan, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Food Production Systems at K-State, and Linda Pechin-Long, Graze The Prairie, Holistic Management, from Beaumont.  Stu Shafer, Director, Sustainable Agriculture Program, Johnson County Community College, will lead the panel and community discussion.
 
A complimentary dinner featuring locally sourced ingredients from Chef Carlos Vera of Wichita Local Eats will be available starting at 5:30 pm with the program starting at 6 p.m. Registration is required in order to ensure an accurate count for dinner.
 
Please register no later than Friday, July 5th at https://kansasruralcenter.org/2019townhalls. Contact Caryl Hale, KRC Field Coordinator, if you have questions, at [email protected] or call 866-579-5469.
 
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