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Save the Dates for These Farm Conferences Around the State

By Jennifer M. Latzke, KansasFarmer

KANSAS – When the harvest equipment is put away and cattle are shipped, it’s time for Kansas farmers and ranchers to head to town to gather for annual conventions.

Whether you go for the educational sessions, the motivational speakers, or the agricultural policy updates, there’s something for everyone when farmers gather at their organizational meetings. Here are just a few you may want to add to your calendars:

  • Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas. This 11th annual conference will be Nov. 16-17 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan. Hear from water experts about the latest policy and research developments of water issues in the state, and learn more about the updated Kansas Water Plan. Find registration information and the agenda at Governor’s Water Conference.
  • Kansas Farmers Union. The 115th gathering of the Kansas Farmers Union will be held from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Salina. Find registration information and the agenda at kansasfarmersunion.com.
  • Kansas Livestock Association. The KLA Convention and Trade Show will be held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 at the Hyatt Regency and Century II, Wichita. For registration and schedule details, visit kla.org/events-meetings/annual-convention.
  • Kansas Farm Bureau. The 104th annual meeting of the Kansas Farm Bureau will be held from Dec. 3 to 5 in Manhattan. Along with annual awards, educational sessions and policy updates, the membership will be voting on policy resolutions and a new president. Information can be found at kfb.org/article/kansas-farm-bureaus-104th-annual-meeting.
  • Kansas Commodity Classic. The annual gathering of the Kansas corn, grain sorghum, soybean and wheat associations will be held Jan. 27 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Salina. Watch for further details and registration at kansascommodityclassic.com.
  • Great Plains Cotton Conference. Cotton growers from Kansas, as well as neighboring farmers in Oklahoma and Texas, will meet Feb. 28 at the Pratt County 4-H Events Center, Pratt, Kan., according to the National Cotton Council’s calendar. More details will be announced closer to the event.