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Kansas Sampler

Showcase counties for 2020 Big K...

Brown, Doniphan and Nemaha will be the next counties showcased in the Big Ka...

Big Kansas Road Trip to Showcase...

Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace in Northwest Kansas will be the showcase counties ...

Rural Doers Invited to Big Rural...

Community doers, leaders, volunteers, citizens, and business owners are all invi...

Kansas Explorer Club

Kansas Explorer Club

Members of the Kansas Explorer Club receive 5-6 print newsletters a year full of things to see and do that are off the beaten path.

We Kan!

We Kan!

The Big Rural Brainstorm will be held March 7 in Newton in 2016.

Rural Culture Elements

Rural Culture Elements

The 8 rural culture elements are: architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history and people! They help you see a place with new eyes.

8 Wonders

8 Wonders

Have you seen the 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook? Let it guide you to all 216 Wonders!

ERV

ERV

Marci and WenDee, of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, are going to every (626) incorporated city in Kansas to research for the second edition of the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers.

Big Kansas Road Trip

Big Kansas Road Trip

The showcase counties are Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace. The event will be held over four days, May 2-5, 2019.

BIG RURAL BRAINSTORM 2019: NETWORK IT!

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING WAITING LIST REGISTRATIONS ONLY. Please fill out the form and we will contact you if we have a cancellation.

Tuesday, March 19
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(9 a.m. - Optional Warm-up Round)
J.O. Sundstrom Conference Center
102 N. Main, Lindsborg
$60 registration fee (includes lunch and snacks)

ACCEPTING WAITING LIST REGISTRATIONS ONLY.

Your Information

First Name
Last Name
Email:
Address
City
State
Zip
   

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ORGANIZATION


FIRST NAME
Please fill out a separate form for each person coming from the same organization.


LAST NAME


ADDRESS


CITY


ZIP


PHONE


EMAIL


DIET RESTRICTIONS


ARE YOU A POWER UP?
A Power Up is a person who is 21-39+ and "rural by choice" or "Kansan by choice."
Yes

Please check the following topics of which you seek answers or can offer suggestions.

Agri tourism
Getting people to visit, insurance questions.
Yes

Broadband issues
Sharing personal issues and needs.
Yes

Chambers of Commerce
Effective ideas for volunteer-led chambers.
Yes

Child Care
How to make it work. Difficult regulations to change.
Yes

City governing
How to move a town forward.
Yes

Community Foundations
Making it work in a small town.
Yes

Downtown buildings used for storage
How to combat this problem.
Yes

Education
Creative ways to attract teachers, teach kids.
Yes

Entrepreneur
Share how to make it work.
Yes

Farmers Market
Effective ideas, coordinator job.
Yes

Farm to table
Getting in on the trend.
Yes

Fitness/recreation
Affordability, ownership models.
Yes

Health care
Finding a fit in a small town.
Yes

Impact investing
New way to use community foundation funds.
Yes

Land bank system
Managing and transforming vacant buildings in a new way.
Yes

Marketing
Best bang-for-the-buck ideas.
Yes

Maximizing our elders
Helping everyone feel productive.
Yes

Microbrewery
Slogging through the details/regulations.
Yes

Preservation/restoration
Cash flow, skilled help, repurposing ideas.
Yes

Slow money
Peer to peer loans.
Yes

Splash pads and swimming pools
Worth the price?
Yes

State officials
How to contact and utilize.
Yes

Tech school
Attracting this skilled labor to your town.
Yes

Trails
Creating one in your town.
Yes

Making libraries work for a community
Share best ideas


Using art to transform community


Questions you'd like to have answered or networks you seek.


Will you attend the Warm Up Round at 9 a.m.?
Yes
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