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Summit 2018 Registration

This is an invitation-only Summit, and all on-site expenses (room, registration and meals) for elected officials are covered by State Agriculture and Rural Leaders, a federal 501 c(3) non-profit. There are also travel scholarships for those without state or campaign funds for transportation.

We always begin the Summit with some site visits of regional interest. In Kansas City that includes optional visits on Thursday to the Kansas City Ford plant (the largest automotive plant in the United States) or the BNSF Logistics Park Kansas City, a world-class inland port. On Friday, participants will have another opportunity to tour the Kansas City Ford Plant, or the BNSF Logistics Park (along with a visit to the Veterans Community Project, a nonprofit organization, on a mission to eliminate Veteran homelessness), or to make a visit to St. Joseph, Missouri, home to Lifeline Foods, a producer owned corn milling/processing facility for food ingredients and ethanol production, and the Holladay Distillery,the oldest Distillery west of the Mississippi, or to the Kansas City manufacturing plant for Greenies dog and cat treats and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas CIty money musuem (also paired with a visit to the Veterans Community Project. You can not participate in all of these and will have to make choices on your registration.

The draft agenda for the Summit is available at 2018 Ag Chairs Agenda.

Note: Attendance at the LAC Summit is by invitation only. Registration is not complete until you have received a confirmatory email. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours, please contact or (765) 893-8209.

A printable, fillable registration form is also available as a PDF: Printable Registration Form

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Personal Information

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I will have a guest/spouse accompanying me that will be attending meal functions. I understand that there will be a $160 charge for their meals.
I will have a guest/spouse accompanying me that will be attending meals. I understand that there will be a $300 charge for their meals.
Biographical Information and Photo

Please provide a biography and photo for our program.  You may choose to type (or cut and paste) your biography into the box below or upload a file.

Thank you.

Please upload a photo for our program.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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You may enter a biographical sketch below or upload one through the file upload field.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Housing Information

Elected Officials and invited speakers should use this form to submit their hotel registration information. 


Will you require additional room nights? (You may need to pay for rooms in excess of three nights)
Please indicate the additional room nights you will need.
Site Visits
Site Visits Ranking
Site visits will have limited seats: please rank your preference and include guests in number attending. If you do not plan on attending, please indicate that you are not interested.
Site VisitRankNumber attending
Thursday, January 4 (12:00pm-3:00pm) Tour of Ford F150 Production Facility (Tour A)
Thursday, January 4 (12:30pm-3:30pm) Tour of BNSF Terminal and Warehouse Facility (Tour B)
Friday, January 5 (8:45am-4:00pm) St Joseph, Lifeline Foods, Holladay Distillery (Tour C)
Friday, January 5 (11:30am-3:30pm) Ford F 150 Plant, Greenies Plant. (Tour D)
Friday, January 5 (Noon - 3:30 pm) Veterans Housing, BNSF Terminal and Warehouse (Tour E)
Friday, January 5 (12:30 - 4:00pm) Greenies plant, Kansas City Federal Reserve, Veterans Housing (Tour F)
I would like to participate in multiple site visits
If you would like to do do multiple site visits, please indicate your first choice below:
Please indicate your second choice below: