Summer Meeting 2024: Information

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2024 Summer Meeting: August 12-14, 2024. Independence, KS.  

The KSFMRA and KS Chapter ASFMRA Summer meeting will be in Independence, KS, on August 12-14, 2024.
Meeting room and bus ride for tour will be at Memorial Hall 410 State Highway 96 Independence, KS 67301. 

We hope to have registration available by Friday July 19, 2024.  Registration will be $140.00 with guest registration $30.00.  However, in the mean time you may want to go ahead and book your hotel room as the Rodeo and the Interstate Fair are that same week.  We do not have a block of rooms but the following our suggestions from the Summer Committee:

Apple Tree Inn 201 N 8th St Independence, KS 67301 620-331-5500 ( approx $71 per night) - just a short walk to Memorial Hall

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndam 2917 W Main Independence, KS 620-331-0088 (approx. $82 per night)

Comfort Inn & Suites 3000 W Main Independence, KS 620-577-8867 (approx $150 per night)


Tentative agenda is as follows:

Monday, August 12th
9:00am-11:00am: Tour of Amish small businesses in Bartlett
11:00am-12:00pm: Lunch
12:00pm-1:30pm: Dalton Defender Museum
1:30pm-3:00pm: Travel to Sedan
3:00pm-5:45pm: Tour of Gunnar’s Bourbon Company in Sedan (104 W Main St.)
6:00pm-7:30pm: Dinner at Buck’s BBQ in Sedan (1898 US HWY 166B)

Tuesday, August 13th
8:00am-9:30am: Bizarre Rural Appraisal Experiences: moderated by Ann Roehm, Cannon, Lechtenberg & Associates, Inc, and Lonnie Betts, Betts Land Company
9:30am-10:00am: Refreshments
10:00am-11:00am: Tour: Feedlots?
11:15am-12:15pm: Seminar: Forestry and woodland management in Kansas, David Bruton, Kansas Forestry Service
12:15pm-1:15pm: Lunch
1:15pm-3:15pm: Seminar: Soil and wastewater systems, DeAnn Presley, Kansas State University, and Matt Debo, Montgomery County Environmental Services
3:15pm-4:00pm: Chapter meeting
4:00pm: Interstate Fair and Rodeo (at your leisure)

Wednesday, August 14th
8:00am-9:00am: Seminar: Increase in recreation property interest, Matt Wonser, L2 Realty
9:00am-9:15am: Refreshments
9:15am-10:30am: Seminar: Soybean processing, Nolan Allison, Bartlett Soybean Plant
10:30am: closing remarks

Ray Bartholomew | 620-200-8253 |

Coming soon.