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Released: Jan. 27, 2017

‘Leadership in Challenging Times’ is topic of Feb. 8 panel discussion and dinner in Wichita
Former Kansas Gov. John Carlin, Rep. Ken Rahjes, K-State professor Flinchbaugh and others are panelists.

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MANHATTAN, Kan – “Leadership in Challenging Times” will be under discussion by current and former elected officials and others at a Feb. 8 dinner and panel discussion open to the public in Wichita. The event is hosted by the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program.

The program, which starts with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m., is designed to encourage dialogue about current challenges and opportunities facing the State of Kansas. It will be held at the Candela at the Lux, 120 E. First Street in Wichita.

Panelists include:

  • John Carlin, former Kansas governor (1979-1987)
  • Rep. Ken Rahjes, 110th District and president of Authentic Ag
  • Rep. Tom Phillips, 67th District
  • Barry Flinchbaugh, Kansas State University professor of agricultural economics
  • Greg Orman, businessman and former independent candidate for U.S. Senate

Tickets for the dinner and panel discussion are $60 per person and can be purchased online at https://challengingtimes.eventbrite.com or by contacting the KARL office at 785-532-6300. Seats are limited. All proceeds will benefit the KARL program, a non-profit leadership program. More information about the program is available at www.karlprogram.com.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.

Story by:
Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research and Extension

For more information:
Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program - 785-532-6300