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Kansas Agritourism Summit set for Jan. 5

Kansas Digest: Add Agritourism Summit, Flickner Innovation Farm winter meeting, and KARTA to your calendar.

December 13, 2022

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AGRITOURISM: The Kansas Agritourism Program will host a one-day summit Jan. 5, in Manhattan, Kan., for those currently participating in the program and those with interest in setting up their own agritourism ventures. EvgeniiAnd /Getty images

The Kansas Agritourism Program has partnered with the Kansas Farm Bureau to host a one-day agritourism summit Jan. 5, at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, Manhattan, Kan. The meeting is for members of the Kansas Agritourism Program and those farmers and ranchers interested in learning more about the Agritourism Program’s benefits to their operations. Producers will be able to network, learn from others in the field, and ask questions. Registration is $25 until Dec. 22. for the event  Learn more about the agenda or register for the event.

Flickner Innovation Farm winter meeting Jan. 12

The Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment is hosting the Flickner Innovation Farm winter meeting Jan. 12 at the Inman Community Building, Inman, Kan. On-farm partners will present research results about: Groundwater nitrate dynamics at the farm; NASA’s use of satellite data and imagery for farmers; protein sampling and grain quality; using the Kansas Mesonet station and other weather data for farm management; cover crops for soil health; and updated data on long-term irrigation management. Attendees will also be able to connect with vendors with products available for the community. To learn more or to RSVP, call 785-477-4540 or email [email protected].

KARTA to meet Jan. 19-20

The 24th Annual Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Jan. 19-20, in Junction City, Kan. This annual event brings hundreds of agricultural producers and industry leaders together for an interactive workshop on the use of technology in the ever-changing agriculture industry. Attendees will hear presentations on a wide variety of topics dealing with precision agriculture, and they’ll be able to chat with vendors, participate in the KARTA annual meeting, hear research presentations from grant recipients and more. 

Conference registration is $275 through Dec. 31, which includes two days of meals and refreshments and 2023 KARTA membership. After that, the registration cost rises to $325. The funds generated through the association dues and conference registrations are used to provide grants to facilitate on-farm research projects and instructional workshops on the hardware and software necessary to conduct ag research trials. There is also a subsidized student rate of $75 per person that caters to ag students at all of the state’s postsecondary educational institutions. To learn more, or to register, visit karta-online.org/events.

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