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AG Schmidt to conduct agriculture tour in north central Kansas next week

Release Date: Apr 06, 2016

TOPEKA – (April 6, 2016) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will visit eight Kansas counties next week as part of an agricultural industry listening tour he is conducting throughout the state this spring.

“Agriculture is our state’s largest industry,” Schmidt said, “and it is important to hear from Kansas producers about the legal and regulatory issues they are facing. I look forward to visiting with farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses throughout the state in the coming weeks.”

Schmidt serves as a member of the agriculture committee for the National Association of Attorneys General. During his time as attorney general, Schmidt has worked to protect Kansas agriculture by fighting against harmful federal regulations, including water regulations and labor rules. As a former member of the Kansas Senate, Schmidt previously served as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Schmidt’s schedule is as follows:


Tuesday, April 12

9 a.m.

Washington County – Visit Hanover Farmers Co-op Elevator, Hanover





10 a.m.

Washington County – Meet & Greet Coffee, hosted by the Washington County Farm Bureau, Mayberry’s Restaurant, Washington





12 p.m.

Republic County – Visit Nesika Energy, Scandia





2 p.m.

Jewell County – Meet & Greet Coffee, hosted by the Jewell County Farm Bureau, Bob’s Inn, Mankato



4 p.m.

Smith County − Meet & Greet Coffee, hosted by the Smith County Farm Bureau, Smith County Courthouse, Smith Center


Wednesday, April 13

8 a.m.

Norton County – Visit Nelson Hog farm, Norton





10:30 a.m.

Rooks County – Farm tour departs from Stockton City Hall, Stockton





1 p.m.

Osborne County – Visit Scoular Company, Downs





3:30 p.m.

Lincoln County – Visit Farmway Co-op, Lincoln


Members of the media interested in more details for these events should contact Schmidt’s office at (785) 296-6115 or media@ag.ks.gov.

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