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Second 'Curve of  Change' Program Set For Thursday

Second 'Curve of Change' Program Set For Thursday

Future of Agriculture program features Farm Bureau, Land Institute leaders as panelists.

The second of three programs in the Curve of Change series, will be presented at Kansas Wesleyan University's Student Activities Center on Thursday at 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum and Kansas Wesleyan University, this program marks the beginning of a new partnership. 

 The "Future of Agriculture" program is a panel discussion moderated by Tim Rives, Deputy Director, Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. Panel members include Steve Baccus, President of Kansas Farm Bureau, member of the Board of Directors of the American Farm Bureau Federation and grain farmer from Minneapolis, and Wes Jackson, founder and president of The Land Institute, Salina.

The eight years of the Eisenhower administration saw many significant developments in agriculture. Flexible price supports, the Soil Bank Program, the Rural Development Program and Food for Peace are just some of the important new programs and policies inaugurated during these years.      

 The Curve of Change series had its origins with President Eisenhower's quote, "The curve of change bends ever steeply upward..." The current exhibit at the Eisenhower Presidential Museum, "Eisenhower: Agent of Change," explores the many changes that took place during the Eisenhower Administration that have had profound influences on our lives today.

 "Eisenhower: Agent of Change" will be on display through January 29, 2012. To supplement the exhibit, a number of public programs, including a film series, are scheduled throughout the year. To see the event schedule, visit or become a fan on Facebook.

 These programs and exhibits are only made possible through private donations to the Eisenhower Foundation. Special thanks to the Hall Family Foundation, Emma Balsiger Foundation, Robert M. Beren Foundation, Inc., and Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust for their generous support of the "Eisenhower: Agent of Change" exhibit. If you would like to learn how you can support programs and exhibits, please contact the Eisenhower Foundation at 785.263.6700.  

The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, a nonpartisan federal institution, is part of the Presidential Libraries network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Programs and exhibits are made possible only through private donations. To learn how you can support the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, please visit our web site at
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