The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Agricultural
Department is hosting a rural issues conference on Sustaining our Rural
Communities, Feb. 18-19 in the Student Activities Center, 1801 N. Kansas,
Keynote speaker will be Dr. Lowell Catlett, a regent¹s professor/dean and
chief administrative officer at New Mexico State University's College of
Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. As a futurist, his
knowledge of technologies and their implications on the way we live and work
is addressed in his varied and upbeat presentations.
Mike Irwin, director of the Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation, is the
Friday luncheon speaker. A native of Goodland, he has an extensive
background in commercial and civil litigation and public administration.
The conference, which begins with registration at 12:30 p.m., Feb. 18, will
cover estate planning, retirement investment, being a successful landlord,
career opportunities, alternative energy sources, commodity trends and
outlook and rural transportation.
Platinum sponsors are Pioneer Seed?Bill Hatcher and Rock Ormiston; KSCB
radio; First National Bank of Liberal and Hugoton; and Seaboard Foods. Gold
sponsors are Great Western Dining and Farm Credit of Southwest Kansas. Meal
and conference sponsors are Bank of Beaver City, Seward County Farm Bureau
Association and The Community Bank.
Full registration is $30, which includes Thursday evening dinner and Friday
lunch. Registration for the Thursday evening dinner and keynote speaker is
$20. Student registration is $15. Registration without meals is available at
the door for $15.
To register for the conference, contact Evan Winchester, 620-417-1353