Purpose of the symposium is to bring together people
with interest in sustainable agriculture, build bridges
and forge partnerships for the betterment of a
sustainable agriculture in Kansas.
Intended audience is K-State Faculty, Farmers,
Environmental Groups, Politicians.
Poster will be on display from 8:30 am. to 5:00 pm
highlighting sustainable agriculture activities in
Kansas. Breaks will be in the poster display area.
Authors will be present from 12:45 to 1:30. We would
like to encourage producers and university faculty and
organizations involved in sustainable agriculture to
showcase their projects. Contact Hans Kok, KOK@KSUVM,
(913) 532-5776 for poster guidelines.
Speakers include :
Stewart Smith, University of Maine, "Farming Activities
and Family Farms, Getting the Concepts Straight",
Don Wyse, "Development of the Minnesota Institute for
Fred Kirschenmann, North Dakota, "Learning to Farm
Ecologically on the Prairie",
Len Bloomquist, KSU, "Could Sustainable Agriculture
Help Sustain Rural Communities?",
and Andrew Barkley, KSU, Sustainable Agriculture,
Economics and Politics".
A farmer panel, moderated by John Havlin, KSU, featuring
Lee Reeve, Jim French, and Pete Farrel will complete
the afternoon program.
Dean of Agriculture, Marc Johnson, will open and close
the symposium. Hans Kok (KSU) and Jerry Jost (KRC)
Registration before April 13 is free. After that date
registration is $20.00 to cover the cost of meals and
refreshments. The Symposium was made possible by
grants from the Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Forum at Kansas State University, and the Kansas Rural
Call 1-800-432-8222 Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or
Fax (913) 532-5637 for a flyer and to register.