Events Calendar


OWF Registration Link:  Are you a businessperson in Kansas who’s looking to make great connections with thought leaders across the state?

Join us August 15, at the world famous Boot Hill Museum in Dodge City to learn more about the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program! Come see how KARL shapes the leaders who impact our state—and why YOU want to apply to be a part of Class XIII. We’ll have entertainment, live and silent auctions an

d plenty of opportunity to mingle and build professional contacts. For more information or to register online, visit today! You can register and make payments through the the PayPal link on the homepage.

This event will be a blast from the past! Start putting your western gear together and plan to attend. If you would like to donate auction items let us know wi

   Registration Form Linked Here -th a description and value and we’ll add it (them) to the sale bill.





Along with the Old West Fest Benefit, plan to participate in the KARL Graduate Workshop that leads the Kansas leaderships discussions on critical issues of today and tomorrow…The Future of Water / Immigration / Legalized Hemp-Marijuana and Gaming in Kansas.  The workshop will be conducted the afternoon of the Old West Fest, and the next morning, August 16.








The recently mailed KARL Newsletter featured an upcoming in-depth 2 day KARL Graduate Program Workshop – 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 July 31.  On-line registration is available as well.  Note that a 3% surcharge applies for processing.

See the on-line registration details at:


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.