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October 17, 2007 – Bruce Frost discusses the purpose of The Sunflower Land Trust and several management projects in the Trust's portfolio.

September 27, 2007 – Bob Brockelmann and Mark Esfeld present information about employment trends in business and agriculture

August 22, 2007 – Dr. Scott Crain from VeriPrime, Inc. discusses traceability and security of the nations food supplies.

June 20, 2007 – Angela Kreps, CEO KansasBio, informs luncheon attendees about KansasBio activities and other bioscience initiatives within Kansas.

April 24, 2007 – Trevor McKeeman, National Institute for Strategic Technology Acquisition and Commercialization, speaks about the Integrated BioEnergy Center that is being developed at Holcomb, KS.

March 28, 2007– Carl Casale, Executive Vice President of Monsanto speaks about the future impact of biotechnology on agriculture's economy.

March 2007 – Agri-Business Council officially recognized as a Strategic Alliance within Visioneering Wichita.

February 1, 2007 – Dusti Fritz, CEO, Kansas Wheat, speaks at Eberly Farms about 2007 Farm Bill.

October 11, 2006 – Bill Kurtis, Emmy Award winning TV icon and Kansas rancher, speaks at the Hyatt Regency Downtown about his Sedan, KS ranching and beef business, TallGrass Beef Company.

October 2006 – Ag Council partners with Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce as a “Visioneering Wichita” Partner. Ag Council to work on economic development as it pertains to agriculture.

September 25, 2006 – Ag Council raises money via silent auction at Kansas Junior Livestock Show. Proceeds used to fund educational efforts with Kansas Junior Livestock Association and Ag Council.

August 29, 2006 – Congressman Jerry Moran speaks at Hyatt Regency Downtown about agricultural issues.

June 7, 2006 – Dave Vander Griend, President & CEO of ICM, Bob Casper, President of Ethanol Products, and Greg Krissek, VP of Administration and Government Affairs at US BioEnergy, speak at the Larkspur about state of the ethanol industry and its impact on our local economy.

January 25, 2006 – Karyn Page, Kansas World Trade Center, and Larry Childs, Kansas Foreign Trade Representative, speak at Eberly Farms about Kansas agricultural trade.

October 25, 2005 – Lee Allison, Kansas Governor’s Science and Energy Policy Advisor speaks at Botanica about a new role for Kansas energy after Hurricane Katrina.

August 31, 2005 – Ag Council Kick-off event. Congressman Todd Tiahrt and KSU Dean of College of Agriculture Fred Cholick speak at Eberly Farms.