Getting the Lowdown On Life in the Capitol

Getting the Lowdown On Life in the Capitol

KLA members learn about advocacy, marketing and the services of KLA and NCBA during Leadership Conference.

A three-day education event in Topeka exposed 17 members of the Kansas Livestock Association to the legislative process, the services provided by KLA, various aspects of beef marketing and the basics of industry advocacy.

The group attended a Kansas Senate Ag Committee during which the new Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman said rural development would be a primary focus for the coming year.

Members also got a chance to visit with individual legislators about their business interest and took part in an interactive advocacy training session led by KLA staff and WIBW farm broadcasters Kelly Lenz and Greg Akagi.

Debbie Lyons-Blythe, a producer and beef advocate from White City, told the group about her experiences with a blog, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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