Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback begins an agricultural tour today that will take him across the state for discussions focusing on farming, ranching and water resources.
“Agriculture is our largest economic driver, bringing more than $63 billion into the Kansas economy,” Brownback said in a news release. “Kansas farmers and ranchers feed the world while preserving our precious natural resources. These meetings are important to ensuring the continued success of Kansas agriculture for generations to come.”
Brownback will attend his Council of Economic Advisers meeting today in Manhattan and will meet with the Kansas Farm Bureau in Hugoton Wednesday. Other stops Wednesday will be in Liberal and Moscow and on Thursday in Chase, Salina and Junction City. Jackie McClaskey, Kansas secretary of agriculture, and state FFA officers will accompany him.
Brownback plans to discuss the state’s “50-year water vision” Thursday at the Kansas Water Authority meeting in Hutchinson.