San Francisco, California
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KARL GRADUATE PROGRAM WORKSHOP
"Water, Weed and Winning”
Southwest Kansas Economic Development Today and into the Future
AUGUST 15-16, 2014 -- DODGE CITY
“KARL” LODGING BLOCKS – On Your Own – Released by August 1:
DODGE HOUSE, 2408 W Wyatt Earp Blvd (620)225-9900 / Holiday Inn Express, 2320 W Wyatt Earp Blvd (620)227-5000
*INCLUDES THE OLD WEST FEST KARL BENEFIT
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 - High Plains Journal Conference Center, 1500 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd.
1:45 p.m. Registration
2:00 - 4:00 Vision for the Future of Water in Kansas–
Update from Water Authority Chair, Gary Harshberger, Class VII;
with Kansas Water Office Director, Tracy Streeter
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Time to Cowboy Up - Old West Fest opens at 5:30 p.m.
6:00p.m. 2014 KARL Old West Fest, Boot Hill Museum, 500 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd. Come celebrate the silver screen heritage of Dodge City and mingle with the stars of the KARL program, yesterday and today. We’ll have entertainment from the Boot Hill Players, live and silent auctions, and a grand time raising funds for KARL. Attire is cowboy casual.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 – Boot Hill Casino and Resort - 4000 W. Comanche, Dodge City
9-10:30 a.m. Gambling on the Future
Session 1: Immigration – Cultural Shift for Rural Kansas Survival
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (invited)
Allie Devine, Devine & Donley, LLC Topeka
10:30-12:00 noon Gambling on the Future – Sessions Run Consecutively
Session 2: Reefer Madness – A Cash Crop to Tax or Decline of Society
Discussion of the 3 perspective to marijuana in KS: (1) criminal issues; (2) medical; (3) agricultural
Coordinated by Scott Poor, Esquire, Wichita Attorney (KARL Class VII Graduate)
Session 3: Gaming in Kansas – Behind the Scenes Overview of the Kansas Casino’s
4 perspectives to gaming in KS: (1) tribes; (2) casinos; (3) tracks; (4) economic development
Dennis McKinney, Vice Chair - Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission (invited)
-with Jessi Rabe, Director of Marketing and Ryan Deutsch, Controller – Boot Hill Casino & Resort
12:00 noon Catered Lunch and Adjournment
When & Where
Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership
Through a two-year intensive training experience the Kansas Agriculture and Rural
Leadership (KARL) Program provides wisdom building opportunities for our emerging
Kansas leaders. KARL graduates can be a key voice of reason affecting positive change
in an ever-changing world.
Although our curriculum has evolved greatly over our 22 years, it is never at a level where
it can’t be improved. Changes that reinforce our experiential learning sessions are added
to every seminar, for every successive class.