Farm Forum

Each winter the Agriculture Committee organizes  the Farm Forum.  The early morning breakfast brings the business and agriculture community together to learn about topics that affect both areas of business.  In addition, the Farm Family of the Year and Friend of Agriculture are recognized for their contribution in the agriculture field.

For over 30 years, the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee has hosted the Farm Forum and scheduled presenters to provide relevant and updated information about the business of agriculture. It’s an event to bring rural community leaders, business representatives and educators together. We appreciate your interest and support of the Ag committees’ efforts to provide an educational program and to fund the McPherson AFA scholarship.

The 33rd Annual Farm Forum took place on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at Perkins Restaurant beginning at 6:30 a.m. The featured speaker was The Voice of the Plains- Duane Toews, Farm Director for KFRM 550 AM Radio. Other program highlights included recognizing the McPherson County 2017 Farm Family of the Year- Arlyss & Letha Schroeder of Inman and 2017 Friend of Agriculture- Mary Jane Lauer of Canton. Becky Goss of the McPherson County Community Foundation provided an update on the AFA Scholarship endowment and the 2017 AFA Scholarship winners spoke about the leadership conference they attended as part of their scholarship.

Many thanks to the 2018 Farm Forum sponsors: 
Mr. Wink Hartman
Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home
Allan & Deanna Sents
Zeitlow Distributing
PrairieLand Partners
McPherson Eye Care
Krehbiels Specialty Meats
Emprise Bank
Midway Motors
Horizon Real Estate
Home State Bank
Ken Cotton DDS
McPherson Realty Exchange
Peoples Bank & Trust
First Bank Kansas
Mid Kansas Coop
American AgCredit
Nelson Seeds -in memory of Verlyn Nelson