Events Calendar


The next in-depth 2 day KARL Graduate Program Workshop is AGRITOURISM 101 (September 11, 12).  If you have ever thought about getting into the “hosting and promotion” business of agriculture and rural living, or improving what you have already started, this workshop is for you or a family member, friend or customer.  As a KARL family member you may register and bring a guest of your choice.

Get the Keys to initiate or revitalize tourism in rural communities: Bed and breakfasts, farm-life adventures, conservation easement use, rails-to-trails, hunting leases and guest ranches will be investigated.  The host area is MITCHELL COUNTY/ at the beautiful RINGNECK RANCH, TIPTON, the heart of Northcentral Kansas pheasant country - — Directions:

The workshop will run from noon to noon and includes 4 meals, workshop supplies, speakers and facility tours – all for a fee of $125.  Lodging is on your own but for convenience we have blocked the on-site lodges – call Ringneck Ranch at (785) 373-4835 or refer to Beloit/Salina area motels.  Only able to attend one day? Note the day in your registration and modify your fee due to $75.

Our goals include: Enhance opportunities to attract urban and international audiences to rural Kansas and Increase the appreciation of rural Kansas history, our resources, and our people while enhancing the rural economy of Kansas.

The program is chaired by Linda Craghead (Class X) Assistant Secretary for Parks & Tourism – Kansas Department of Parks, Wildlife and Tourism.  The program will feature speakers that are successful entrepreneurs willing to share their success stories and pitfalls to give you a cutting edge lead right out of the gate.

You may complete and return the attached pdf with fees by August 29.  On-line registration is available as well.  Note that a 3% surcharge applies for processing.

See the on-line registrations at:

The PDF form is linked here:


Jack W. Lindquist, Director

KARL Graduate Program /




The KARL Sporting Clays Benefit will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Flint Oak south of Fall River.