2019 Kansas Rural Center Farm and Food Conference
Date: Friday, November 8, 2019 - Saturday, November 9, 2019
400 W Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67202
Under a theme of “Planting Ideas, Growing Our Future”, speakers, panelists and workshop sessions will feature presentations and discussions on how biological, human, and economic diversity builds resilience and how we can make it happen on our farms and in our communities.
The keynoter for day one is Fred Iutzi, President of The Land Institute, who will address “Agriculture’s role in economic justice and ecological sustainability” exploring new ways to produce food in a redesigned agricultural system that will meet our needs in a changing climate. Day two will feature keynoter Becca Jablonski, Colorado State University Local Foods Agricultural Economist, on “Bridging the Urban/Rural Divide Through Local/Regional Food Systems”.
Both days will feature 12 workshops each day ranging from thought provoking presentations on a hot issues, to practical how-to’s for your farm or community and organizing how-to’s for advocacy and grassroots engagement.