Western Kansas

The Women Involved in Farm Economics held its annual state meeting, in Belleville.

Speakers for the day were Roger McEowoen, associate professor of agriculture economics and Extension specialist of agricultural law and policy, Kansas State University. He shared information on Kansas lease law, fence law, gun law, takings cases, wetlands, the migratory bird rule and permits regarding wetland depressions. He cited specific court cases regarding each of the topics presented. McEowoen lives with his family on a farm, near Manhattan.

Melanie Mainquist, Wichita marketing specialist for Excel-Cargill Meat Processors, spoke regarding retail efforts to promote beef. She is a daughter of WIFEline editor Colleen Mainquist.

Nick Levendosky, Belleville, a ventriloquist, entertained in the late afternoon.

Those attending from Hodgeman County were Naomi King, Jenny Hey and Joyce Ochs, all of Jetmore, and Ina Selfridge, Burdett.

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