TOPEKA, Kan. — The 2017 edition of the Kansas Agri Business Expo is set to begin on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Century II Convention Center in Wichita. Highlighted by keynote speaker, Kris “Tanto” Paronto – a survivor of the attack on Benghazi in 2012 – and collaborator for the movie and book 13 Hours is set to speak on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 8:30 a.m., in the Eagle Ballrooms.
13 Hours is the harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi. It prevents the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya.
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The theme for the 32nd annual Kansas Agri Business Expo, a jointly-sponsored tradeshow of the Kansas Grain and Feed Association and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association, is “Shooting for Success.” The largest indoor agribusiness tradeshow in the Midwest also features Mama Lou: American Strong Woman and comedian, C. Willi Myles.
Mama Lou has conquered hearts and phone books in both hemispheres. She has performed all over North America, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and in 2008 was honored to perform for President Josefa Ilolio of Fiji. Mama Lou is scheduled to perform on the Trade Show Floor on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 2:45 p.m.
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C. Willi Myles’ clean, everyday comedy has kept people laughing for decades. Willi has performed in 49 states and three countries, and a couple of performances he considers to be his career highlights are performing at the Legendary Apollo in New York and the Surf Ballroom in Iowa.
See more on C. Willi Myles HERE
This year’s tradeshow will also be the last for longtime KGFA/KARA president and CEO Tom Tunnell. Tunnell has been at the helm of the associations for nearly 40 years and will be honored at Wednesday evening’s chairmen’s reception.
The 95,000 square foot tradeshow is sold-out of exhibit space with feed, equipment and agronomic input companies showcasing their products and services vital to the agribusiness industry in Kansas. More than 1,100 attendees are expected.
Visit ksabe.org for more information. The 2017 Kansas Agri Business Expo is not open to the public. Interested media members wishing to cover the 2017 Kansas Agri Business Expo must fill out the attached credential request and return to Trae Green: firstname.lastname@example.org prior to Nov. 15, 2017.
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