KFAC Summer conference

Photo 2017 Conference

Education: Rooted in Agriculture

Join us for the second annual summer conference for educators, FFA advisors, education students, volunteers and ag enthusiasts.

Date: June 1, 2017
Location: Salina Bicentennial Center

Click here to register! This link will take you to the K-State Conference Services website to complete registration.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please email the KFAC office at or call (785) 320-4350. Marketing and recognition will be available for conference sponsors.

Important Information:

Registration is now open. Cost includes lunch, snacks and resources.

  • Regular - $65 (Feb. 20 - April 19)
  • Late - $75 (April 20 - June 1 - walk on registrations will be accepted but lunch cannot be guaranteed for registrations after May 24)


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We're excited to have Kansas teachers lead our breakout sessions. Workshop topics will range from school gardens to watersheds to making bread. Breakouts will cover K-12 grade levels. View workshop descriptions here.

Salina Bicentennial Center

The event will be hosted at the Salina Bicentennial Center.

Keynote Speakers

Peggy Thomas has been researching and writing award-winning children’s nonfiction for more than 20 years. With a background in anthropology her titles span a wide range of topics from science and history. Her most recent book, Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation (Fall 2015), continues the story of early American agriculture that Farmer George Plants a Nation started. Co-author of Anatomy of Nonfiction, the only writing guide that dissects the art, craft and business of telling true stories to children, Thomas celebrates all things nonfiction and is a frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences. Her research has taken her deep into dusty archives, down the Peruvian Amazon, and most recently to Thailand to study elephants -- whatever it takes to connect young readers to the world around them. To learn more check out:

Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this conference possible. Want to be involved? Contact the KFAC office today for sponsorship opportunities at (785) 320-4350.