Each spring KNRC hosts an annual conference. Our purpose in sponsoring conferences is to create a culture where open dialogue on difficult land, water and governmental topics can flourish and where well-reasoned, practical and legitimate responses to Federal initiatives may be forwarded.
Our objective is not simply to provide good quality information, unique networking opportunities or an optimum learning experience; rather, KNRC seeks to create a principle-based, collective-bargaining platform that equips County Commissioners, legislators, agricultural interests and industry with effective tools for engaging Federal agencies.
KNRC selects speakers based upon knowledge, expertise, experience and the continuity each brings to the topics being presented. Because we value the art of open, candid and respectful dialogue, each conference includes a panel discussion consisting of experts holding a variety of views.
2017 – Bringing Decision-making Home Conference
Scheduled for March 28-30, 2017, KNRCs Bringing Decision-making Home Conference promises an exceptional lineup of speakers on land use and the distinctives between federal, state local decision-making prerogatives. Here is a full description of the 2017 Program. For those who are seeking reservations, contact or cost information, please see the attached Conference Brochure.
2016 – Land, Water, and Local-Government Conference
In 2016, KNRC hosted presentations on EPA’s Water of the US Rule, Conservation Easements, multi-national consolidation in the food supply chain under the guise of ‘sustainability,’ and others. The Program included talks from the Center for Self Governance, Harriet Hageman, Tracy Hunt and others.
2015 – Conservation Easement Summit Conference
On April 8 and 9, 2015, KNRC sponsored a sell-out Conservation Easement Summit. A description of the program, speaker lineup, presentations and press reviews can be found here.