Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) will kick off its grassroots policy development process at 7 p.m. Feb. 10. The virtual event is the first in the Policy Engagement Series, designed as an additional tool to help members engage in the development of Kansas Farm Bureau policy. Counties and districts are encouraged to continue engaging in policy development at the local level as well.

The first session provided an update on top policy issues from KFB’s lobby team and an overview of how members can engage in the policy development process.

The second virtual session on Feb. 17 will featured Tony George, program manager of the meat and poultry inspection unit at the Kansas Department of Agriculture. He discussed the meat inspection process and interstate sales. View the session here.

The third session on Feb. 24featured American Farm Bureau Federation staffers Scott Bennett and Michael Nepveux, and focused on Farm Bureau's cattle marketing policy. The session can be viewed here.

The fourth session of the policy engagement series is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 3. This session will focus on eco-system credits, such as carbon and water quality credits. Speakers will include AFBF staff and KDA-Division of Conservation staff discussing KDA policy and programs. Members can view the session here.

The fifth session will be held at 11:30 a.m. March 11 will feature KDWPT Secretary Brad Loveless and KS Animal Health Commissioner Dr. Justin Smith and focus on deer, feral hogs and other wildlife. Members can view the session here.

At 11:30 a.m. March 17, KFB President Rich Felts will host an open policy discussion for members to discuss whatever topics they choose. Kansas Farm Bureau members can register for the discussion here.

Stay tuned for additional events in the Policy Engagement Series and watch KFB’s e-news for the schedule of district issue surfacing meetings.