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New book celebrates Kansas farm and ranch families

A new book created by Kansas Farm Bureau’s John Schlageck is available for purchase as the organization begins celebrations for its centennial celebration starting in 2018.  

“Our Land, Our Lives” is a collection of Schlageck’s essays and photos created during his 35 years of work at the bureau chronicling the tireless work of Kansas farm and ranch families.

“’Our Land, Our Lives’ is dedicated to Kansas farm and ranch families,” Schlageck says. “It represents more than five decades and five generations of Farm Bureau members. This book illustrates and reflects all the vigor, gusto and spirit in which they live and work.”

The hardcover book can be pre-ordered at www.kfb.org/ourlandourlives for $65 per copy. Books will be available for pick up at Kansas Farm Bureau’s annual meeting Dec. 3-5 at the Hilton Convention Center in Manhattan. Copies that require shipment will be mailed mid-December and will include shipping charges.

Proceeds from "Our Land, Our Lives" will contribute to future agricultural leaders. Scholarships will be created for undergraduate students studying agricultural communications at Kansas State University.