Kansas Farm Bureau event to focus on public policy

More than 1,000 farmers are expected to gather in Manhattan next week to layout the roadmap for public policy issues the Kansas Farm Bureau members consider of importance to agriculture.

Among the featured speakers for the two-day event that begins Monday is American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman.

Workshop topics include succession planning, advocating for agriculture, the 2014 farm bill, and water and agriculture technology.

This year’s convention marks the end of the 12-year tenure of retiring Kansas Farm Bureau President Steve Baccus.

A celebration of his service will be held at Monday evening’s banquet, which will be attended by Gov. Sam Brownback and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts.

The convention ends Tuesday with the election of a new president to replace Baccus.