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February 7, 2013

Ag stewardship conf. planned for Feb. 15

Parsons, Kansas — Farm operators and landowners interested in learning more about marketing, navigating the challenges of a drought, Kansas’ leasing, fencing and eminent domain laws, the 2012 Farm Bill and more are invited to attend the “Ag Stewardship Conference – People Helping People” on Friday, Feb. 15 in Overbrook, Kan.

The conference, to be held at Grace Community Church, 310 East 8th Street (Highway 56), will address issues pertinent to farmers and ranchers in east-central Kansas and especially those in Douglas, Franklin, Osage, and Shawnee counties. Absentee landowners, new farmers, and small or specialty crop farmers will find the information particularly beneficial, according to Rod Schaub, agriculture agent in the K-State Research and Extension Frontier Extension District No. 11.

•Dan O’Brien, K-State Research and Extension northwest area agricultural economist will address marketing strategies in uncertain times.

•Doug Shoup, K-State Extension southeast area agronomist will discuss the demands and challenges of a drought.

•Troy Dumler, K-State southwest agriculture economist will analyze agricultural policy in the 2012 Farm Bill.

•Mike Irvin, director of Kansas Farm Bureau’s Legal Foundation will discuss leasing, fencing and eminent domain laws.

•Shon Robben, attorney with Arthur-Green law firm will discuss how to plan your estate to take advantage of changing tax law and to insure a smooth transfer of assets to the next generation.

The conference begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the program at 9 a.m. The event is free to all attendees and lunch is provided. However, space is limited. To arrange for adequate conference materials and the meal, pre-registration is required by Feb. 8 by contacting the Conservation District in Lyndon at 785-828-3458.

Conference sponsors and partners include: WIBW 580 AM Radio, K-State Research and Extension, USDA Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Bureau, Conservation Districts, and Frontier Farm Credit. £

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