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January 8, 2013

Ag stewardship conference Feb. 15

Parsons, Kansas — Farm operators and landowners face a myriad of decisions, set against the backdrop of drought, an uncertain farm bill picture and other challenges. Those topics and others are on the agenda at the “Ag Stewardship Conference—People Helping People” planned for Friday, February 15 in Overbrook, Kan.

The one-day conference, to be held at Grace Community Church, 310 E. 8th Street (Highway 56) in Overbrook, is open to all farmers, ranchers and landowners. It is coordinated by K-State Research and Extension, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency and Conservation Districts in Douglas, Franklin, Osage and Shawnee counties.

Topics to be addressed include Kansas leasing, fencing and eminent domain laws, estate and tax planning, and marketing, as well as drough t-related decisions and the most recent update on the 2012 Farm Bill. Speakers include K-State Research and Extension specialists; an attorney who specializes in estate and tax planning for farm families; and a representative of Kansas Farm Bureau.

The conference is free to all attendees, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required by February 8 by contacting the Conservation District in Lyndon at 785-828-3458. £

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