Presentation Explores Rural Entrepreneurs Tuesday

El Dorado – Butler County Farm Bureau Association, the largest Agriculture organization in Butler County and Kansas, will host their Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on Tuesday, September 11th at 6:00 pm at the El Dorado Civic Center, 201 East Central, El Dorado.  Voting Members of Butler County Farm Bureau Association are invited to attend the free banquet. Contact the BCFBA at 316-320-3166 for more information.

Following the 6:00 pm Banquet, BCFBA will host at 6:30 pm the program “Ruralpreneurs: Tumbleweeds and Talents in Kansas Communities,” a presentation and discussion by Ron Wilson

Ruralpreneurs are innovative entrepreneurs who built successful enterprises in small town Kansas. This presentation highlights real-world examples of Kansas entrepreneurs who have built businesses and created jobs and opportunities in a rural setting. Additionally, this presentation honors the emerging role of diversity, technology, and telecommunications that have brought profound changes in society.

Ron Wilson is director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University. He has served as a legislative assistant; a staff member for the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; and as vice president of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. He produces a weekly radio program and news column about rural Kansas called Kansas Profile.

“Ruralpreneurs: Tumbleweeds and Talents in Kansas Communities” is part of Humanities Kansas's Movement of Ideas Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and workshops designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.

For more information about “Ruralpreneurs: Tumbleweeds and Talents in Kansas Communities” in El Dorado contact the Butler County Farm Bureau Association at 316-320-3166 or

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