Kansas Agricultural Growth Summit 2017

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Please join us for the second annual Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth on Thursday, August 24, from 8:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Manhattan Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. This year’s Summit will also include an evening social event on Wednesday, August 23, starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Stanley Stout Center on the north side of the K-State campus.

To register, please click on this link. There is no cost to attend, but we ask that you PLEASE register so we can make plans to have adequate materials for all attendees.

If you have questions regarding the Summit,  please email Taylor Fry at Taylor.Fry@ks.gov or call 785-564-6700.

Wednesday Evening Social:

At the Stanley Stout Center, K-State campus

6:00 Social Hour

7:00 Dinner

Thursday Summit Agenda (printable)



8:00 – 8:30

Registration, Networking

8:30 – 9:00

Welcome Session

9:05 – 10:00

Sector Breakouts: Beef, Cotton, Pet Food, Pork, Soybeans and Oilseeds, Specialty Crops, Unmanned Aerial Systems

10:05 – 11:00

Sector Breakouts: Ag Equipment Manufacturing & Sales, Ag Technology & Entrepreneurship, Beef, Dairy, Feed & Forage, Poultry, Wheat

11:05 – 12:00

Sector Breakouts:Agriculture Technology & Entrepreneurship, Animal Health, Corn, Equine, Food Processing, Sorghum, Specialty Livestock

12:00 – 1:25


Panel Discussion: Growth following disaster recovery

1:25 – 2:15

Crossover Breakout Session: industry-wide topics that affect all agricultural sectors

2:20 – 2:45

Wrap-Up Session