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Join the Kansas Rural Center, along with local and regional partners, at one of our five remaining “Feeding Kansas Dinner & Dialogue” forums to be held throughout the state this June. The upcoming forums will provide:

  • Analysis of recent state legislation, including state budget and revenue issues, that affect local level food systems and access development efforts
  • Updates on work being done on the local level to strengthen local food systems and access to healthy food
  • Dialogue focusing on what you can do to be a part of strengthening our state’s local food and farm systems, civic engagement, resources, ideas, and ways to work together to reach the common vision of a healthy, local food systems.
  • Dinner featuring Kansas grown ingredients!

Senator Tom Hawk, a native of the Colby area who now resides in and represents the Manhattan area at the Statehouse, will provide the state legislative and budget overview, as well as sharing information about the statewide Local Food and Farm Task Force.  Tom Hawk is the author of original bill which formed the Task Force in 2014.  Updates and information will also be provided by Thomas County Coalition, Northwest Kansas Healthy Communities Initiative – Rawlins and Cheyenne County, Western Prairie Food Farm & Community Alliance, the High Plains Food Co-op and the League of Women Voters.