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2013 KRC Farming & Food Conference

November 2, 2013

Farmers, ranchers, community food organizers, wildlife enthusiasts, landowners and others interested in farming practices and our local food system will want to reserve Saturday, Nov. 2, for a day of workshops and networking at the Kansas Rural Center’s 2013 Farming & Food Conference.

This daylong event will take place in Newton at the Meridian Center, 1420 E. Broadway Ct., and will packed with opportunities to learn about topics such as low-input farming alternatives, diversification for risk management, soil and animal health, local foods development, health-agriculture connections, beginning farmer and rancher resources, farm legacy transitions for landowners, state and federal farm and food policy, and much more.

This conference is an annual event presented by the Kansas Rural Center. in partnership with organizations including the Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops and Kansas Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education.

A formal announcement with keynote speaker information, the day’s agenda, and registration information is expected in August.

KRC’s previous conference, held in 2011, focused on topics related to the theme, “Options, Opportunities and Optimism: Cultivating Our Farm and Food Future,” and featured workshops on grazing, soil health, value-added foods marketing, food policy councils and community food organizing, and more. More information about that conference is available at http://krcsustainabilityconference.blogspot.com/; conference presentations are available at kansasruralcenter.org.

Sponsorships and Expo exhibitor spaces can be reserved by contacting Executive Director Julie Mettenburg at 785-393-9996 /jmettenburg@kansasruralcenter.org.  Additional 2013 conference details will be released as they develop.   Event Coordinator, Natalie Fullerton, can be reached at nfullerton@kansasruralcenter.org, or 402-310-0177.


November 2, 2013


Meridian Center
1420 E. Broadway Ct.
Newton, 67114
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