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Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 09:00 AM CDT

Mississippi River Advocates, Army Corps To Hold Listening Sessions

We are hosting six Saturday events along the Upper Mississippi River this summer. These gatherings will be different from many other public meetings. The people who come to these events will set the agenda and lead the discussions. There will not be presentations by “experts.”

Conversations will focus on reducing the risks of flooding, maintaining the navigation channel, managing river sediment, and preparing for a future long term drought. Share the impacts to you, your neighbors, and your community, and talk about how we can all work together better to address these issues.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 06:00 PM CDT
Sterl Hall in Abilene, KS

Corn farmers invited to Kansas Corn's August listening tour

Kansas Corn invites corn growers to attend one of its 2019 listening tour stops scheduled at nine locations across the state in August. For the fourth year, Kansas Corn is conducting a listening tour to reach farmers and industry partners to discuss issues impacting corn and agriculture. Kansas Corn will provide a meal and refreshments while diving into several topics including trade, ethanol, corn markets, education, and local challenges and opportunities.

“Our annual listening tour provides our grower leaders and staff with insight from growers in each area of the state, and we use that input to drive our organizations through the year,” Kansas Corn CEO Greg Krissek said. “In addition to listening to growers, we give them updates on efforts of both the association and commission.”

The listening tour is sponsored by the Kansas Corn Growers Association, Kansas Corn Commission and many local sponsors. All corn growers are invited to attend and are encouraged to RSVP to help with meal counts at the kscorn.com website, by calling 785-410-5009 or by emailing events@ksgrains.com.

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Saturday, September 07, 2019 at 09:00 AM CDT
Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO

Mississippi River Advocates, Army Corps To Hold Listening Sessions

We are hosting six Saturday events along the Upper Mississippi River this summer. These gatherings will be different from many other public meetings. The people who come to these events will set the agenda and lead the discussions. There will not be presentations by “experts.”

Conversations will focus on reducing the risks of flooding, maintaining the navigation channel, managing river sediment, and preparing for a future long term drought. Share the impacts to you, your neighbors, and your community, and talk about how we can all work together better to address these issues.

RSVP

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 07:00 PM EDT

Better Angels Debate

A Better Angels Debate is a different kind of debate in which a group of people think together, listen carefully to one another, and allow themselves to be touched and perhaps changed by each other’s ideas. When done well, everyone walks out a little closer to the truth, more aware of the validity in opposing views, and with tighter community relationships. Debates encourage the passionate and energetic expression of ideas; allow for the expression of nuance and ambiguity; allow people to admit that they are not really sure which side they support when that’s the case.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 09:00 AM EDT

Better Angels Red/Blue Workshop (day-long)

Red/Blue Workshops bring together 5-7 Republican or conservative-leaning citizens and 5-7 Democratic or liberal-leaning citizens for a day of structured conversations. Here’s what you can expect to get out of a workshop: Better understand the experiences and beliefs of those on the other side of the political divide. Find areas of commonality in addition to differences. Learn something that might be helpful to you and to others in your community and the nation.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 09:00 AM EDT

Better Angels Red/Blue Workshop (day-long)

Red/Blue Workshops bring together 5-7 Republican or conservative-leaning citizens and 5-7 Democratic or liberal-leaning citizens for a day of structured conversations. Here’s what you can expect to get out of a workshop: Better understand the experiences and beliefs of those on the other side of the political divide. Find areas of commonality in addition to differences. Learn something that might be helpful to you and to others in your community and the nation.

Learn more and register here!


Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM PDT

Better Angels Red/Blue Workshop (day-long)

Red/Blue Workshops bring together 5-7 Republican or conservative-leaning citizens and 5-7 Democratic or liberal-leaning citizens for a day of structured conversations. Here’s what you can expect to get out of a workshop: Better understand the experiences and beliefs of those on the other side of the political divide. Find areas of commonality in addition to differences. Learn something that might be helpful to you and to others in your community and the nation.

Learn more and register here!


Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT

Better Angels Skills Training Workshop

Skills Training Workshops can be done with any size group and any mix of red (conservative) and blue (liberal/progressive) participants. Skills workshops do the following: Provide you with the knowledge of what it takes to have constructive, non-polarizing conversations between people who disagree politically. Give you the chance to practice the skills to have these conversations. Motivate you to have these conversations with people in your social network.

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Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM CDT

Better Angels Red/Blue Workshop (short-form)

Red/Blue Workshops bring together 5-7 Republican or conservative-leaning citizens and 5-7 Democratic or liberal-leaning citizens for a day of structured conversations. Here’s what you can expect to get out of a workshop: Better understand the experiences and beliefs of those on the other side of the political divide. Find areas of commonality in addition to differences. Learn something that might be helpful to you and to others in your community and the nation.

Learn more and register here!


Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 03:00 PM PDT

Better Angels Skills Training Workshop

Skills Training Workshops can be done with any size group and any mix of red (conservative) and blue (liberal/progressive) participants. Skills workshops do the following: Provide you with the knowledge of what it takes to have constructive, non-polarizing conversations between people who disagree politically. Give you the chance to practice the skills to have these conversations. Motivate you to have these conversations with people in your social network.

Learn more and register here!