Kansas Farmers Union will celebrate its 107th year with its annual meeting and convention December 4‐5, 2014 at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan.
“The convention theme, Thinking Outside The Box reflects our diverse membership,” said KFU President Donn Teske. “Convention goers will enjoy a broad collection of speakers and tours, as well as debate KFU policy and enjoy fellowship with other KFU members from across the state.”
Convention Schedule: Coming Soon
Convention Registration: Coming November 1
Some convention highlights include:
A tour of the Flint Hills Discovery Center, a unique museum that explores the geology, biology and cultural history of the Flint Hills – the last remaining tallgrass prairie in North America. This is a must see attraction that will educate and entertain visitors of every age, with multi-media, interactive exhibits, outdoor terrace, gift store, and traveling exhibits that change throughout the year. The Discovery Center strives to educate on the unique ecosystem of the tallgrass prairie, inspire visitors to become actively engaged in exploring firsthand the Flint Hills region, and ultimately, to become better stewards of this important ecosystem.
The annual KFU Foundation Silent Auction will take place Thursday through Friday evening, and we ask all members to consider donating items to the auction. To donate, please contact Nick Levendofsky at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (785) 527-0941, or bring donations with you to convention.
On Friday, a panel of Kansas agriculture organization representatives has been invited to join KFU in a discussion on the work each organization is engaged in, and how groups can collectively assist the family farmers and ranchers now and in the future.
KFU’s Nick Levendofsky and Mercedes Taylor-Puckett will present plans for a Family Farmer Day at the Kansas Capitol during the 2015 Legislative Session, an opportunity for KFU & KBFC members to visit their representatives in Topeka and encourage them to support legislation that benefits Kansas family farmers and ranchers and their rural communities. An agriculture advocacy session is also planned, which will train members in speaking and advocating on behalf of KFU and its members when visiting with elected leaders.
We look forward to seeing you in “The Little Apple” December 4-6, 2014.