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AG Schmidt to continue agriculture tour in South Central, Southwest Kansas

Release Date: Aug 12, 2016

TOPEKA – (August 12, 2016) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will visit six communities in South Central and Southwest Kansas next week as part of an agricultural industry listening tour he has been conducting throughout the state this year.

“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 continuing the discussion with farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural communities next week.”

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.

In addition to the agriculture tour, Schmidt’s office is hosting two training sessions on open government next week in Larned and Mulvane. More information on those events is available at http://bit.ly/29YVJqx.

Schmidt’s schedule is as follows: (Times listed are Central Daylight Time, unless otherwise noted.)


Monday, August 15

2 p.m.

Open Government Training – Larned
Jordaan Memorial Library, 724 Broadway St.
(Note: Training session begins at 1 p.m. AG Schmidt will join the training and make remarks at about 2 p.m.)





4 p.m.

Comanche County – Coffee with local producers
Dave’s Pizza Oven, 100 N. Central Ave., Coldwater




Tuesday, August 16

8:30 a.m.

Stanton County – Breakfast with local producers
Old Store, 112 S. Main St., Johnson City





10 a.m.

Morton County – Visit Seaboard Foods
301 8th Ave., Rolla





11:45 a.m.

Stevens County – Hugoton Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
Pioneer Manor, 1711 S. Main St.





2:30 p.m.

Meade County – Visit XIT Ranch, Plains




Wednesday, August 17

9 a.m.

Open Government Training – Mulvane
Mulvane Public Library, 408 N. 2nd Ave.


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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