TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Rural Center’s Farm and Food Conference registration is now open and offering an early bird registration rate for anyone who registers between now and October 20. The conference will be held November 11 and 12, 2022, at the Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, KS.
Early bird registration to attend the two-day conference is available at $20 for Friday, $80 for Saturday or $100 for both days until October, 20. After that registration will be $30 for Friday, $95 for Saturday or $125 for both days.
“This year’s Food and Farm Conference is particularly important because we are going to focus on climate change and agriculture and explore ways we can actively work to minimize and counteract climate change’s impacts on Kansas’ food and farm systems.” said Kansas Rural Center’s Executive Director, Tom Buller.
The initial session, “Indigenous Wisdom and our Changing Climate” is free, and sets the stage for conference goers to network and expand their knowledge with the following 16 breakout sessions over both days, a plenary panel discussing the 2023 Farm Bill and additional keynote. Breakout sessions will focus on climate change, the cyclical relationship between local agriculturalists and communities, resilient plans for biodiversity, women in farming, farm transitions, placemaking, and creating change through influencing policy.
In addition to the wonderful learning opportunities, Kansas Rural Center will be announcing an exciting change and celebrating everyone’s ability to see each other in-person once again by hosting a reception Friday evening for all conference goers to enjoy.
“The Kansas Rural Center’s fall conference offers inspiration, insight, fellowship, and networking toward a better food and farm system in and around Kansas.” declared Board President, Zack Pistora “It’ll be nice to be back in the company of the great minds and good-hearted people the annual conference brings together. I can’t wait!”
Call for Sponsors!
Sponsorships are still available and open to organizations, businesses, or individuals. As our conference continues to grow in popularity, we’d be delighted to have you share your organization or business with the over 200 farmers and ranchers, community leaders, local food advocates, and others interested in establishing a diversified farming system and vital local and regional food system to feed a forward-thinking urban/rural Kansas.
Sponsorships helps KRC plant ideas and grow a strong farm and food future by producing a conference complete with renowned speakers, diverse workshops, exhibits, locally sourced food, and other opportunities that create a positive, meaningful experience for conference participants. Sponsorship levels start at $50.
For more information visit kansasruralcenter.org/conference. Or call 866-579-5469 or email email@example.com.
The mission of KRC, founded in 1979, is to promote the long-term health of the land and its people through community-based research, education, and advocacy that advances an economically viable, ecologically sound, and socially just food and farming system in Kansas.
For more information, visit https://kansasruralcenter.org/community-calendar/2022-krc-annual-conference.
— Kansas Rural Center