Rural Center event to focus on local food systems

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) – The Kansas Rural Center is taking registration for its annual food and farm conference tailored for people interested in farming practices and local food systems.

The conference will be held Nov. 2 at the Meridian Center in Newton.  This year’s theme is “Farming as if People Matter: How to Feed Ourselves, Build New Farms and Adapt to a Changing World.”

The keynote speaker will be Wes Jackson, president of the Land Institute in Salina.

Fourteen workshop sessions are planned on a variety of topics including family farm transitions, pricing products for local markets and soil health, among others.

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