5A. What is This Made From? Uses for Alternative Crops
Presenter: Kevin Donnelly, Agronomy, Kansas State University
This hands-on activity will test your knowledge of crops and their uses. Participants will match food and industrial products with the crop plants and crop seeds that they contain. Learn about some unique crops and unique uses of crops in food and industrial products.
5B. What All Agriculturalists Need to Know about Farm Data
Presenter: Terry Griffin, Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University
The agricultural industry has been buzzing about “Big Data,” which evolved from farm data generated by precision agricultural technology. Big Data is not an intuitive concept to consider and imposes opportunities and risks never before witnessed in agriculture. Thus, this unique session equips attendees to understand and evaluate current and future farm data opportunities for their operations.
5C. Staying Active and Independent
Presenters: Assistive Technology for Kansans, University of Kansas Life Span Institute
Assistive Technology helps people with disabilities or health conditions of all ages learn, work, play and live safely and independently at home. Come learn how to receive a device demonstration, borrow a piece of equipment, receive a refurbished device, or get help finding funds for a needed device - all services at no cost to you. See and try a range of devices for vision, hearing, dexterity, memory, writing, communication, adapted recreation, and more.
5D. Tips for Farm and Ranch Families on Budgeting for Health Insurance
Location: Konza Prairie
Presenters: Debra Wood and Elizabeth Kiss, K-State Research and Extension
Young and beginning farmers and ranchers identify access to health insurance as an issue impacting the future of their farm or ranch. Nearly half of all farmers and ranchers are concerned they will have to sell farm or ranch assets to address health related costs for long-term care, nursing home, or in-home health assistance. Choosing a health insurance plan can be confusing. This session explores considerations when choosing the best plan to meet your needs.
5E. Ag Conservation Easement Program
Presenter: Bruce Wells, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)provides financial and technical assistance to landowners to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits. Under the Agricultural Land Easement (ALE)component, NRCS helps Indian Tribes, state, and local governments and nongovernmental organizations protect working agricultural lands and limit non-agricultural uses of the land. This presentation will provide an overview of the ACEP program.