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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

August 18, 2020

An Opportunity to Hear About State Resources for Rural Kansas

Submitted by Nancy Daniels

Office of Rural Prosperity

Last summer Lt. Governor Lynn Rogers took to the road as part of a statewide Listening Tour where he connected with hundreds of Kansans across the state. These discussions established the foundation for the Office of Rural Prosperity (ORP) and its priorities to help streamline policies and coordinate programs that aid rural Kansas.

The ORP’s priority areas consist of broadband and infrastructure, early education and childcare, healthcare, housing, and community development. The tour will also discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on rural communities.

This year’s listening tour is completely online. Although the first two sessions have already occurred, many more are upcoming. This is an opportunity for agents, PDC members and other community leaders to hear about state resources to aid rural Kansas.

All meetings will be held 5:30-7:00 p.m. except for the Saturday statewide meeting. Although the first two meetings have already occurred, you can join any meeting.

• North Central- Thursday, August 6th
• Northwest- Wednesday, August 12th
• Statewide- Saturday, August 22nd (1:30-3:00 p.m.)
• Southwest- Tuesday, August 25th
• South Central- Wednesday, September 2nd
• Southeast- Wednesday, September 9th
• Northeast Kansas- Wednesday, September 16th

Register here: https://www.ruralkanprosper.ks.gov/2020-tour/.