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Quinter event to focus on future of farming in northwest Kansas


Special to The Hays Daily News

QUINTER -- The Hays DCMC (a council of United Methodists in Northwest Kansas) is planning a rural revitalization event from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Quinter United Methodist Church, 218 W. Fourth St.

Attendees will hear from Greg Peterson, a recent graduate of Kansas State University, who created a video entitled "I'm Farming and I Grow It."

The keynote speaker will be Virginia Meyer from The Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons, Neb. Meyer is in charge of the Center's LandLink Program that links "wannabe" farmers with landowners who are ready to retire but want their farm to go to someone who will come live in the community and be good stewards of the land.

Following Meyer's presentation, a panel will discuss the potential of having a church that has received a gift of land work through LandLink to bring a new family into the community.

Registration cost for the event is $10, payable at the door.