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List of December programs listed
Alicia Boor
Alicia Boor

December is quickly going by, and before we know it 2019 will be upon us. There are still a few learning opportunities being offered in December for you to take advantage of that I would like to highlight. If you have any questions over either of the programs, please call 620-793-1910 or e-mail me at

Tax law update for 2019 in Great Bend

The past few years have been difficult to navigate for producers financially. New taxing laws that will be implemented in 2019 add more stress to an already stressful situation. Having a plan and idea of what to expect in the new year is crucial for your farm and its management for the future.

At 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 19th, join K-State Research and Extension and Kansas Farm Management at the Great Bend Extension office. Clay Simmons, Kansas Farm Management Economist, will present a Tax Law Update for 2019. During this program, her will update producers on the new tax laws for 2019 go over information on tax planning. A question and answer session will end the program. Pie, ice cream and coffee sponsored by Ed Junior Farms will be provided. No reservations needed.

Food evolution screening and discussion in Lyons

Fact vs Fear of Our Nation’s Food Supply and a brutally polarized debate marked by passion, suspicion and confusion, FOOD EVOLUTUION, by Academy Award nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy, explores the controversy surrounding GMO’s and food.

The Food Evolution Movie aims to reset the conversation on the science behind our food and to make the case for science to guide our decision making. Food Evolution examines genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) in our food supply and the importance of the scientific method in making decisions about what we put in our bodies and our environment.  

The screening of this film will be held in Rice County at 6 p.m. on Dec. 19th, beginning at the Rice County Extension Building. Dr. Dan Thomson, DVM, Karen Blakeslee, Rapid Response Center and Mikey Hughes, College of Ag Ambassador will be here to lead the discussion about the science behind GMO’s and the film. Rice County Extension is located at 701 E Main, Lyons or call 620-257-5131 with questions. No reservations needed. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.  

Alicia Boor is the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent with K-State Research and Extension – Cottonwood District. Contact her by email at or call 620-793-1910.