Driving the change that matters: Practical and political solutions for our farm and food future
Registration for the Kansas Rural Center’s Annual Farm and Food Conference is now open. The conference is November 17 and 18, 2017, in Manhattan, Kansas, at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 530 Richards Dr., Manhattan, Kansas, 66502, and promises to have something for a broad spectrum of attendees—from conventional and organic farmers, to beginning and established farmers, conservationists and environmentalists, and local food advocates and community leaders.
Cost to attend the conference is $70 per day or $135 for both days. This includes access to all presenters, lunch and snacks both days, and a Friday evening social hour. Both days will include a lunch from locally-sourced ingredients and will offer conference attendees time for networking and visiting exhibitor booths in order to connect with and learn more about the great people and exciting things happening in farming, food production, and the environment, in Kansas and beyond.
*Please note that the agenda may change slightly between now and the conference.
Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available to students and beginning farmers. Download and return the form linked above to apply. Call 866-579-5469 Extension 701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Hotel: Hotel rooms at Four points by Sheraton available at a discounted rate of $99 for conference participants, the same hotel as the conference. To reserve a room call (888) 627-8649. Request the group rate for “Kansas Rural Center Farm and Food Conference.”
Sponsors for the 2017 Conference include: Mother Earth News; The Land Institute; Kansas SARE and Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops; Westar; SAVE (Servicemember Agricultural Vocation Education Corp); Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club; Kansas Forest Service; Kansas Department of Agriculture; Center for Rural Affairs; Eastern Kansas Chapter of Organic Crop Improvement Association; Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams; Kansas Natural Resource Council; Kansas Permaculture Institute; The Merc Co-op; Green Cover Seeds; Kansas Farmers Union; Kansas Organic Producers; Kansas Wildlife Federation; No Till on the Plains; The Nature Conservancy; League of Women Voters; Cromwell Environmental; Kansas Association of Conservation Districts; Blue River Organic Seed; Audubon of Kansas; and Climate + Energy Project.