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KDHE Environmental Conference Gets Underway
Kansas Ag Connection - 08/08/2018

Tuesday marked the kick-off of the annual Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Environment Conference, in Wichita. The conference runs through Thursday, Aug. 9, and includes presentations on a wide range of environmental topics.

Featured speakers include Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 Administrator Jim Gulliford, who will discuss the EPA's priority to promote greater flexibility for states to address their own environmental concerns. He will speak on Wednesday, along with the KDHE Secretary and Koch Industries environmental compliance director.

On Wednesday evening, Pollution Prevention Awards will be announced, and a presentation from Keith Thompson and Justin Knopf, Discovery Channel's Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, will center around regenerative farming techniques that led to operations with environmental impacts.

Breakout sessions at the conference include topics of interest such as blue-green algae, the Volkswagen settlement, Dodge City Biogas Facility, and environmental disaster response.

The conference is taking place at the Wichita Marriott Hotel.

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