Ag News -
Thursday, 09 February 2012 20:31
Manhattan, February 6, 2012 - The Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) seminar "Tools for Peace" will be held in Leavenworth February 15-17.
Thirty KARL members of Class XI will learn about the prison system, touring both the Federal Detention Center and the Lansing Correctional Facility. The class will visit the Fort Leavenworth Command and General Staff College, hearing from the Foreign Military Studies Office. And they will learn about youth intervention work. "My time in Leavenworth left a permanent impression on me as we were able to meet with people who were in prison and also our military service people who were continuing their training at the Command and General Staff College," says KARL alum Ty Brookover of Garden City. "We were able to see a direct relation with individual's choices and the impact on their lives within our society. I was fortunate to listen to Major Matthew McGrew who spoke to our group after a dinner and that opportunity directly impacted and motivated me to become involved in the Paralyzed Veterans of America and also the Junior ROTC program, project PASS. This particular session had a deep impact on me as a person."
The Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL, Inc.) program is a
501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization dedicated to developing leaders for agriculture, business and rural communities. To ensure that the Kansas rural and agricultural community can keep pace with the rate of change, KARL strives to supply informed, decisive, communicative spokespersons to represent Kansas industry and communities, keeping the public factually informed as policies are formed and decisions are made. To address these needs, the KARL program provides an intensive study, training and travel experience for future leaders of Kansas.
All funds for the program come from private and corporate support, donations and private grants. KARL offices are housed on the Kansas State University campus under an agreement with the Kansas Cooperative Extension Service of KSU.
Northeast area members of KARL Class XI:
Jarrod Bowser, Circleville
Randall Debler, Alma
Andrea Feldkamp, Manhattan
Mark Fowler, Manhattan
Hannah Grape, Manhattan
Liesel Grauberger, Concordia
Aaron Harries, Manhattan
Kelsey Holste, Manhattan
Mike Irvin, Manhattan
Paula Landoll-Smith, Marysville
Jon Schmidt, Minneapolis
Tyler VanWinkle, Manhattan