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County Coordinator Conference

County Coordinator Conference

Join us this fall to connect with other coordinators, grow your personal and professional skills and celebrate the great work coordinators do in communities across the state. This year's event will include in-person and live-streamed content at five regional locations on October 27 to allow coordinator networking with appropriate safety measures, as well as five virtual workshops that coordinators can opt into from their own home or office on October 28 and 29.

 

Registration

Regional Sites: This event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Please contact Edie Doane at doanee@kfb.org if you still need to register.

Virtual Workshop Registration: No registration required. Links to join the sessions are available in the agenda below.

 

Locations

The content on Tuesday, October 27 will be delivered in the five following locations. Coordinators may register for whichever location is most convenient for them. All locations will allow for social distancing and follow current local regulations regarding masks or other safety procedures.

Garden City

Lee Richardson Zoo Finnup Conservation Center

Baffa Lecture Hall

312 East Finnup Drive

Garnett

Troyer's Prairie Gold

1561 South Maple

WaKeeney

Shiloh Vineyard & Winery

16079 M Road

Wamego

Ironclad Wamego

427 Lincoln Avenue

Whitewater

Grace Hill Winery

Event Center

6310 South Grace Hill Road

 

Schedule

Tuesday, October 27
 Time SessionSpeaker 
 10:30-11:00 AM

Coordinator Introductions & Networking Activity

 
 11:00-11:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Rich Felts, KFB President

Edie Doane, Training & Development Director

 11:15 - 11:50 PM

What's New at Kansas Farm Bureau*

  • KFB Health Plans
  • End Hunger Campaign
  • KFB Annual Meeting Planning
  • Ag Education Toolkits

Erin Petersilie, KFB Health Plans Manager

AshLee Lattner, Development Manager

Kerry Spencer, Membership Services Director

Meagan Cramer, Communications Director

Serita Blankenship, Ag Education & Safety Manager

11:50 AM-12:00 PM 

Benefit Spotlight: Kansas Regenerative Medicine

 
 12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch with FBFS

Sponsored by Kansas Regenerative Medicine

 
 1:00-1:45 PM

Using What You've Got*

There’s a reason that baling wire and WD-40 are symbols of creative problem-solving. They are always on hand and infinitely adaptable. Making progress on your county’s goals means using the resources at hand and sometimes seeing them in a new light. In this highly interactive session, we will introduce a process to map your individual, community, and state resources and apply them to your priorities.

Seth Bate & Jessica Smith

Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute

 1:45-2:00 PM

Onsite Round Table Conversations 

 
 2:00-2:15 PM

Break

 
 2:15-3:00 PM

The Wicked Issues of Working with Boards

Trudy Rice, Community Vitality

K-State Research & Extension 

 
 3:00-3:15 PM

Onsite Coordinator Activity

 
 3:15-3:30 PM

Service Anniversary Awards & Closing Remarks

 

Terry Holdren, KFB CEO & General Counsel

 
Wednesday, October 28
 10:00-10:45 AM

Innovative County Activity Panel*

Farm Bureau is at its best when coordinators can share ideas and what they've learned. This session will allow you to hear about some of the innovative work happening in a just a few counties around the state.

TBA

 

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 1:00-2:00 PM

Making Zoom Work for You*

Learn essential techniques for hosting events and meetings through the Zoom platform and best practices for facilitating productive discussions online.

Elise Stoddard

American Farm Bureau Federation

 

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 2:30-3:30 PM

Membership System Procedures*

Whether you've done this 30 years or are in your first year as a coordinator, we could all use a refresher on the membership system. Get the most out of your membership records and learn techniques to save time.

Jennifer Stewart

Kansas Farm Bureau

 

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Thursday, October 29
 10:00-11:00 AM

Statewide Coordinator Networking: Programming Idea Exchange

We'll utilize zoom breakout rooms to connect coordinators in small groups to discuss ideas and best practices for activities related to advocacy, education and service. Due to the structure of the session this requires live participation and won't be recorded.

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 1:00-2:00 PM

Step Up Your Online Presence with Video*

Video can be daunting for most of us, but it is also something of a superpower on social media. If social media is on your communications plan, it's time to think about how video can take you to the next level. Learn about the tools and best practices to make your county stand out and make you look like a social media pro!

Janice Person

JPlovesCOTTON

 

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*Sessions will be recorded and available on the county intranet approximately one week after the event.

 


 

Questions? Contact Edie Doane at doanee@kfb.org or 785-587-6102.