Governor to Open 3i Show; Lead Drought Tour of SW Kansas

KSCB News - May 3, 2011 4:29 pm

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will travel to Southwest Kansas Wednesday, May 4th, to help open the 3i Show in Garden City and then lead a tour of drought-impacted areas in surrounding counties.

3i Show

The 3i Show is held each May and alternates locations between Garden City and Great Bend. Organized and managed by the Western Kansas Manufacturers Association, this three-day event salutes industry, implements and irrigation. More than 500 exhibitors from around the world are expected at this year’s show to showcase their agri-business products. Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George will join the Governor for a tour of the show.

Schedule at 3i Show:

· 10:30 a.m.

3i Show Opening Ceremony/Finney County Fairgrounds

· 11:00 a.m.

Brief tour of the 3i Show

· 11:30 a.m

Kansas Cavalry luncheon in the 4-H Building

Drought Tour

Last month the Governor issued a drought warning declaration for 20 counties and put 27 surrounding counties under a drought watch. Drought indicators show precipitation in western Kansas has been significantly below normal for the year, which has considerably increased the risk of fire in those counties.

Wednesday’s drought tour will include a stop at a Haskell County farm; a meeting with emergency responders in Sublette; and an aerial tour of Haskell, Gray and Meade Counties. Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman and Kansas Water Office Director Tracy Streeter will join the Governor for the tour.

Tour schedule:

· 12:15 p.m.

Depart 3i Show luncheon for tour of nearby farm

· 12:45 p.m.

Tour of farm owned by Dick Strandmark

Located 3 miles east of 83 on Road 50.

· 1:30 p.m.

Meet with emergency responders

Haskell County Courthouse
300 S. Inman
Sublette, KS

· 2:15 p.m.

Aerial tour of Haskell, Gray and Meade Counties

· 3:00 p.m.

Meet with County Extension Agent and area farmers
Meade Airport
1409 W Carthage, Meade, KS


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