KSF plans ?Brainstorm? to address state?s rural issues

Organizers of ?The Big Rural Brainstorm? are hoping to bring action steps to issues facing rural Kansas, according to Marci Penner, director of the Kansas Sampler Foundation.

?Rural communities need to hear they are an important component to a thriving Kansas,? Penner said. ?It is profoundly important that we create an atmosphere of hope, energy and opportunity at this Brainstorm.?

This one-of-a-kind event, she said, was inspired at the ?Kansas in Question? symposium held recently in Wichita.

An organizing team from around the state is planning the brainstorm for 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 3 and from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 4 at the Meridian Center in Newton.

The registration fee is $40 and anyone can register online at kansassampler.org or call 620-585-2374.

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