CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND HOTEL RESERVATION ACCESS NOW OPEN!
The Extension Risk Management Education (ERME) Centers are holding the 2018 Farm Bill Education Conference in collaboration with the Farm Foundation, National Crop Insurance Services, and others to provide information and training for university and ag professionals that serve producers and provide education and insight on new farm program details, opportunities, and decisions.
The conference will run from 8:00 a.m. on May 22 until 12:00 noon on May 23 at the Holiday Inn KCI and adjoining KCI Expo Center near the airport in Kansas City, Missouri. Registration and hotel accommodations are now open on the conference website, available through a link on the ERME website at http://extensionrme.org or directly at http://farmbill.events/.
The preliminary conference agenda is posted (http://farmbill.events/agenda/) and will cover multiple titles and components of the 2018 Farm Bill with a focus on producer decisions and management implications. The agenda will also include discussion of the development and implementation of the farm bill as well as a broader look at the farm outlook and related policy issues affecting producers.
Individual meeting registration is $100 per person to partially cover facility and meal costs, including breakfast each day as well as a lunch and evening reception on the first day. To support the public land grant mission to deliver farm bill education, university and other public sector participants will be able to register at a discounted rate of $50 per person. Register online at the conference website (direct link at http://farmbill.events/register/).
The conference hotel is the Holiday Inn KCI with a room block available on the nights of May 21 and 22 at a conference rate of $99/night plus tax. Make your reservations by following the link to accommodations on the conference website (http://farmbill.events/accommodations/). Please make your reservations soon as the room block and rate is only available through April 30 or until it is sold out. After that time, participants are on their own to find lodging at another hotel, including several within 1-2 blocks of the meeting. The hotel and meeting facility are conveniently located within 3 miles of the Kansas City International Airport with complimentary shuttle bus service available by reservation (see the accommodations page for further information).
The Farm Bill Education Conference is sponsored by the Extension Risk Management Education Program (http://extensionrme.org) in collaboration with the Farm Foundation (https://www.farmfoundation.org) and National Crop Insurance Services (http://www.ag-risk.org/).