Conferences & Activities

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Kansas Rural Center Annual Farm & Food Conference

Our 2016 Farm & Food Conference will be held November 18 and 19, 2016, in Manhattan, Kansas. For information, please click here.

For presentations from the 2015 Farm & Food Conference, please click here.

KRC’s Annual Conference, held in November, is recognized as a must-attend event by anyone involved in farming, ranching, community food solutions or other work in advancing alternative systems. Past presenters have included Ricardo Salvador, Union of Concerned Scientists Senior Scientist; Fred Kirschenmann, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Distinguished Fellow; Wes Jackson, The Land Institute Founder and President; Joel Brown, USDA Range Management Specialist; and Marion Nestle,  New York University Nutritionist.

The conference covers a wide range of topics, including practical sustainable farming and ranching techniques, local food initiatives and opportunities for involvement, legislative and policy updates and analysis, conservation practices and programs, farm planning, risk management, alternative enterprises, climate change mitigation strategies for the farm/ranch, and biodiversity-enhancing agricultural practices.  The conference also provides a unique and satisfying opportunity to network with farmers, ranchers, food enthusiasts, educators, agencies and other organizations engaged in creating a sustainable farm and food system in Kansas.

Farm Tours, Seminars and Workshops

8422871722_2977185ba9_bThe Kansas Rural Center is known around the region for its superb workshops, field days, farm tours, seminars, forums, and other educational events. Our events provide farmers, ranchers and community members with education, information and training, along with networking opportunities that are so critical to business and community success.

More information about upcoming activities offered by KRC and other organizations can be found on our  Events Calendar .

Monthly Grazing Management TeleCalls

shutterstock_5462287Join other grazers from across Kansas in a telephone conversation with grazing experts and KRC field staff at 7:30 pm on the second Monday of the month. Hosted by the Kansas Rural Center, these informal discussions cover all aspects of grazing management.

More information about our grazing telecalls.