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.
Regional Sites: This event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Please contact Edie Doane at firstname.lastname@example.org if you still need to register.
Virtual Workshop Registration: No registration required. Links to join the sessions are available in the agenda below.
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.
Lee Richardson Zoo Finnup Conservation Center
Baffa Lecture Hall
312 East Finnup Drive
Troyer's Prairie Gold
1561 South Maple
Shiloh Vineyard & Winery
16079 M Road
427 Lincoln Avenue
Grace Hill Winery
6310 South Grace Hill Road
Tuesday, October 27
Coordinator Introductions & Networking Activity
Rich Felts, KFB President
Edie Doane, Training & Development Director
|11:15 - 11:50 PM|
What's New at Kansas Farm Bureau*
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
Lunch with FBFS
Sponsored by Kansas Regenerative Medicine
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
Onsite Round Table Conversations
The Wicked Issues of Working with Boards
Trudy Rice, Community Vitality
Onsite Coordinator Activity
Service Anniversary Awards & Closing Remarks
Terry Holdren, KFB CEO & General Counsel
Wednesday, October 28
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.
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.
American Farm Bureau Federation
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.
Kansas Farm Bureau
Thursday, October 29
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.
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!
*Sessions will be recorded and available on the county intranet approximately one week after the event.
Questions? Contact Edie Doane at email@example.com or 785-587-6102.