Kansas Rural Center to Host Regional Town Hall in Kansas City
Kansans are invited to attend the upcoming “Kansas Future of Farming & Food” town hall on Monday, August 19th at the West Wyandotte Library at 1737 N. 82 nd Street in Kansas City, 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.
A complimentary dinner featuring locally sourced ingredients from Feed Supply Market & Deli 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, August 16th at https://kansasruralcenter.org/2019townhalls Contact Caryl Hale, KRC Field Coordinator, if you have questions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-579-5469.
The Town Hall offers an opportunity to share information and enable community dialogue on the vision for the future we want and how we get there. The discussion will include issues critical to Kansas ranging
from the impacts of weather extremes and a changing climate on our food system and farming, population loss (especially of young people) and how to bring people back, and present and future economic and
This is the final of five “Future of Farming and Food” town halls being held across the state. Town halls were also held in Emporia, Wichita, Garden City, and St. Francis last month.
Partial support for this project is provided through the Kansas Town Hall program, a partnership between Humanities Kansas and the Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum that encourages citizens to discuss public policy issues facing Kansas today. These town halls are part of KRC’s “Community Food Solutions for a Healthier Kansas” initiative and
Integrated Voter Engagement project, which aims to improve the economy, community, environment, and health in Kansas by strengthening civic engagement and public policy support that better incorporate Kansas farms and communities into the state’s healthy food supply chain.