Western Kansas

The Ford County K-State Research and Extension will be hosting a Risk Management Club meeting Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Ford County 4-H Building, 901 W Park Street, in Dodge City.

At 6 p.m., a chili supper, sponsored by Fidelity State Bank and Professional Commodities Management, will be served. At 7 p.m., Dr. Bob Bowden, K-State Extension plant pathologist, will discuss the genetically modified organisms issues facing producer's today, titled "GMOs : Friend or Foe." Harold Trick, K-State research plant transformation biologist, will speak on "Genetic Engineering of Crop Plants."

To attend, RSVP by Feb. 14 to the Ford County Extension staff, at 316-227-4542.

This meeting is put on by the Risk Management Club for Ford, Edwards, Hodgeman and Pawnee counties. The cost of becoming a member is $25 per year for new members; for returning members, $15 per year, and for single meetings, $10 per person. For more information, contact the county Extension staff.

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