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Kansas Agricultural Growth Summit 2018

Save the Date 2018 Evite

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is looking forward to hosting the third annual Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth on August 23, 2018. The Summit hosts Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses and invites them to work together in a collaborative setting to discuss growing agriculture in Kansas. Please join us and agriculture leaders from across the state as we share ideas about how farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses can work together to expand opportunities for Kansas agriculture.

A dinner & social event will be held the evening of August 22. If making room reservations, the Hilton Garden Inn is SOLD OUT. Hotels within walking distance of the Summit include:

Fairfield Inn Manhattan
Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Registration for the 2018 Ag Summit is now closed. If you are still interested in attending or simply want more information, contact Brittney Grother, KDA executive secretary, at 785-564-6797 or Brittney.Grother@ks.gov.

2018 SUMMIT DINNER & SOCIAL EVENT - WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22

The 2018 Ag Growth Summit will again include an evening dinner & social event on Wednesday, August 22, starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Stanley Stout Center on the north side of the K-State campus. Join us and other Kansas agriculture leaders as we network and prepare for another successful summit.

2018 AG SUMMIT SCHEDULE - THURSDAY, AUG. 23

  6:30 a.m.

  Registration tables open

  7:00 a.m.

  “Eggs and Issues” breakfast begins

  8:15 a.m.

  “Eggs and Issues” breakfast ends

  8:30 a.m.

  Ag Summit 2018 Begins

  8:50 a.m.

  Break

  9:00-10:05 a.m.

  Round 1 of Sector Breakouts
 
Animal Health, Soybeans & Other Oilseeds (includes Industrial Hemp),
  Equine, Ag Equipment Manufacturing & Sales, Poultry, Wheat

  10:05-10:15 a.m.

  Break

  10:15-11:20 a.m.

  Round 2 of Sector Breakouts
  Beef, Ag Tech & Entrepreneurship, Sorghum, Feed & Forage, Cotton,
  Specialty Livestock

  11:20-11:30 a.m.

  Break

  11:30-12:35 p.m.

  Round 3 of Sector Breakouts
 
Food Processing, Pork, Dairy, Specialty Crops, Corn, Pet Food
  Ag Tech & Entrepreneurship

  12:35-12:45 p.m.

  Transition to lunch

  12:45 p.m.

  Lunch begins - Invocation

  12:55 p.m.

  Main Course is served

  1:15-1:35 p.m.

  Invited Speaker

  1:40-1:45 p.m.

  Closing comments / Summit conclusion

  1:45-2:00 p.m.

  Break / transition to optional breakout sessions

  2:00-3:00 p.m.

  Optional afternoon sessions